Joel A. Stein

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Joel Stein protects his clients’ interests in a wide variety of transactions, from aviation and maritime to real estate and moving inventory. Clients rely on Joel to guide them in enforcing their rights or protecting and preserving their interests through the negotiation and documentation of work out arrangements.

 Joel has also provided course instruction on navigating federal tax liens His admission to the bars of five states and the District of Columbia enables him to effectively handle legal matters with contacts in multiple jurisdictions.


Joel Stein spent four years prosecuting appeals in the Office of the Cook County State’s Attorney and then twenty years using that experience to assist community banks, financial institutions, and small businesses. Joel focuses his practice in the area of banking and secured lending, counseling and assisting clients in navigating all aspects of the relationship between lenders and borrowers, with an emphasis on creditor’s rights, bankruptcy and enforcement of obligations.


  • Illinois State Bar Association

  • Illinois Creditor’s Bar Association

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • California Bar Association

  • District of Columbia Bar Association

  • New Jersey Bar Association

  • New York Bar Association

  • Florida Bar Association


  • Illinois

  • California

  • District of Columbia

  • Florida

  • New Jersey

  • New York

  • United States Supreme Court

  • United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

  • United States District Court, New Jersey

  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York


  • J.D., University of Chicago

  • B.A., SUNY at Buffalo

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