The Lawyers

Jaffe & Berlin has grown to meet the needs of its clients. The lawyers at Jaffe & Berlin have large law firm and government backgrounds, extensive hands on legal experience, and Chicago connections, all of which combine to help provide top tier legal services to clients.

Jay S. Berlin specializes in personal litigation – all forms of general civil litigation that involves either individuals or small to mid-sized business. His focus is in the areas of litigation related matters including personal injury, workers compensation, corporate, commercial and contract based disputes. Jay has over 15 years of experience in private practice, representing clients in all types of litigation and disputes.

Frank W. Jaffe practices in the areas of real estate and corporate transactions with a focus on real estate development, tax law, commercial and residential transactions. Frank has been practicing real estate law for over 20 years, first with a large international law firm and in his own firm since 1988.

Elizabeth Shea (of counsel), specializes in estate planning, probate, probate related disputes and counseling clients in wealth management strategies. Elizabeth brings over twenty years of experience in private practice serving clients, large and small, in these areas.

Mark S. Litner specializes in handling a broad range of commercial, industrial and residential real estate transactions, including purchases and sales, leasing, mortgage loans, and landlord/tenant issues.

Jorden Rutledge practices commercial litigator and real estate law

Stephanie I. Engstrom focuses her practice on representing sellers and purchasers of commercial and industrial real estate, as well as commercial and industrial assessment appeals.

The firm is also staffed with two paralegals, Mary McDonald and Jennifer Smith to better serve the needs of our clients.