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Welcome to the ZINKE LAW FIRM Real Estate Law & Title Insurance Agency
*Legal Services available on a Contract, Project, Temporary, Consultant or Independent Contractor basis*

JOHN ZINKE is registered with ALL of the major Title Companies & Underwriters and can do closings at client's homes or anyone's offices.

Practice of law focused in the areas of:
-Preparation of commercial & residential real estate contracts & real estate closings, short-sales & foreclosures
-Corporate law & business counseling, including contract negotiation, document review & drafting
-Commercial finance, contracts & collections
-Wills, trusts, probate
-Real estate title insurance

JOHN ZINKE, licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois since 1991, concentrates his practice on the representation of real estate buyers & sellers, mortgage lenders, banks, equipment leasing & finance companies in the areas of vendor sales & marketing, credit, operations, funding sources & syndications, customer service, & all aspects of transactions from front-end contract drafting & negotiation to back-end enforcement, collection, foreclosure, repossession, remarketing, regulatory compliance, state & federal litigation.


*Commercial Real Estate Leasing:
-Negotiation of Oak Brook Mall lease on behalf of tenant.
-Resolution of commercial office lease disputes on behalf of landlord.
-Warehouse eviction trial on behalf of landlord, successfully obtained judgment for landlord.

*Cook County Zoning Board of Appeals:
-Representation of petitioner in zoning change after petitioners initial application was rejected.
-Prepared and made presentation to Zoning Board of Appeals, successfully obtained zoning change.

*Represented lender in loan modification/workout involving cross-collateralization & cross-default agreements for 14 different loans & parcels with a total mortgage debt of $7,009,309.

*Represented lender in deed-in-lieu of foreclosure from joint venture developer, subject property in varying stages of completion i.e. vacant, under construction and completed residences, total mortgage debt of $1,856,693 including letters of credit, mechanics liens, engineering & environmental issues.

*Collection of manufacturing facility mortgage debt of $280,597 by commencing state foreclosure action, representation of secured lender in chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, & consummation of assignment (sale) of judgment to third-party.

*Collection of strip mall mortgage foreclosure debt of $216, 713 by commencing state foreclosure action, representation of secured lender in chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings, enforcement of assignment of rents during bankruptcy, & consummation of foreclosure sale to third-party.

JOHN ZINKE was In-House Counsel for 9 years with IFC Credit Corp, General Electric Capital Corp & Mellon First United Leasing. He was in private practice in Chicago, IL, for 10 years at Coston & Lichtman, a national law firm specializing in equipment leasing & at the business, banking & real estate law offices of Victor J. Cacciatore. He clerked for Chancery Judge Monica D. Reynolds & was an Investigative Asst in the Investigations Div of the DuPage Co. States Atty's Office. He received his B.A. from Loyola University Chicago & J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this website: is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship; is not intended to seek engagement in any state where the attorney is not admitted to practice; and is not intended to create the expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual & legal circumstances of each clients case.

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Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 88300
Carol Stream, IL 60188-8300
fax 630-588-8839
phone 630-988-9300
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