G. Terence Nader

Terry is an experienced litigation attorney who practices in the areas of business litigation and real estate tax reduction. Terry’s trial experience was developed as a criminal prosecutor, where he successfully tried a wide range of cases. He was appointed Director of the Child Advocacy Center of the Kane County State’s Attorney in Illinois where he was responsible for all child abuse prosecution. He served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Office of the McHenry County State’s Attorney in Illinois for more than twelve years, where he advanced to become Chief of the Criminal Division before entering private practice. Terry also taught criminal law and constitutional procedure for eight years at McHenry County College.


Terry’s practice is focused on business litigation and real estate tax reduction. In the area of business litigation, Terry represents business clients in both state and federal courts and handles cases in arbitration and before various administrative agencies. Terry also supervises our real estate tax group. He has been working in the property tax field since he joined the firm more than 15 years ago. He contests real estate tax assessments by filing complaints with the Assessor’s Office, the Board of Review, the State of Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board and in the Circuit Court in the form of specific tax objections. The complaints are filed in Cook County and through the State of Illinois. The properties involved cover the entire spectrum of industrial, commercial and residential real estate, including downtown Chicago office buildings, shopping centers, steel plants and other industrial facilities, landfills, motels, auto dealerships, apartment buildings, housing projects, condominiums, and exempt properties. He has won annual tax reductions and refunds for his clients in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Terry also prepares petitions for property tax exemptions for qualified institutions like schools, charities and professional associations that provide training for their members. He has successfully appealed such cases to the Illinois Department of Revenue. He has also saved clients millions of dollars in real estate taxes through special tax incentives for property owners who rehabilitate or renew use of residential developments or unused industrial buildings.


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association


  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • J.D., Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
  • B.A., (English Literature), Loyola University of Chicago (Honors)
  • B.S., (Biological Science), Loyola University of Chicago (Honors)