Joan T. Berg

In addition to being a Partner with SFNR and being recognized as an Illinois Leading Lawyer – Top 100 Women in Real Estate (2016), Joan Berg serves as Advisory Counsel for Orthodox Christian Education Commission of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in America. She is a member of the Children’s Hospital Committee for Loyola University Health Systems. 

area of legal concentration

Joan Berg represents clients in various aspects of commercial real estate, lending, banking and corporate matters.  She provides service to municipalities, owners and investors of retail, commercial, agricultural, industrial and residential properties, representing clients in acquisitions, dispositions, financing, zoning and land use matters.  She represents lenders in asset and cash flow financing, construction and real estate based financing, including commercial mortgage backed securities and defeasance matters.  Ms. Berg assists corporations with general corporate matters, acquisition and sale of subsidiaries, joint ventures, development of new facilities and financing.

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Hellenic Bar Association


  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • American Bar Association
  • Hellenic Bar Association


  • J.D., IIT – Chicago, Kent College of Law
  • B.S., Chemistry, Loyola University of Chicago

Click here to read Leading Lawyers Magazine profile: "JOAN BERG - Chicago's 'Queen of Title' Never Rests on Her Laurels" (by Elizabeth Davies).