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Loyola University of Chicago I Bachelor of Arts | Political Science | Magna Cum Laude I Loyola University of Chicago, College of Law | Juris Doctorate

Bar Certifications

Admitted to the Bar of Illinois Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Bar Association

Memberships American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association

Date Admitted

November 1990


Areas of Practice

Residential Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate, Business Law


Since 1990, John Lovestrand has practiced in the areas of criminal and civil litigation, estate planning, business law, as well as residential and commercial real estate. Presently, John concentrates his law practice on representing residential real estate clients, both buyers and sellers.


John Lovestrand's commitment to excellence is second to none; he is uniquely attentive to detail, follow-through, and organization. For John, the practice of law is much more than a job; it is a noble and grand profession, in the highest tradition, and the services to be rendered must adhere to the highest standards of that calling.

As a kid who grew up in Chicago, attended and graduated from neighborhood public education schools—Abraham Lincoln and Lane Tech—and then stayed in town to get degrees (for both College and Law School) from Loyola University, and who has lived in Chicago and (now, with his wife and two children) its northern suburbs—John is a lawyer who has been tailor-made to fit his real estate clientele in the Chicagoland area.


  • Providing free initial consultations
  • Reviewing the contract and proposing attorney modifications thereto
  • Negotiating inspection-related issues
  • Requesting financial disclosures (for a condominium buyer)
  • Monitoring the financing contingency deadline (for a buyer)
  • Communicating with lender personnel (for a buyer)
  • Ordering survey (for a seller of a single-family or townhome)
  • Ordering down mortgage payoff letter(s) (for a seller)
  • Communicating with real estate agents involved in the transaction
  • Coordinating closing date logistics with all interested parties
  • Preparation of Summary of Monies worksheet (for the buyer) on cash deals
  • Preparation of Closing Statement (for seller)
  • Assistance with the execution of loan documents (for the buyer)
  • Preparation of and assistance with execution of sale documents (for seller)

Attorney Fees

  • $750.00 minimum attorney fee quote - per average residential closing
    • Please request particular attorney fee quote for your transaction
  • Retainer may be requested
    • Payment of any balance due would be included in final closing costs