LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL R. CURRY
Specializing in Business Law, Corporate Law and Real Estate
Business consulting including analyzing and drafting contracts/agreements.
Acquisitions, mergers, and sales.
Trademark and copyright review and registration.
General corporate affairs, including business structure, business formation and dissolution, corporate governance, and intergovernmental relations.
Business entity formation including corporations, limited liability companies, Series-LLC's, joint ventures, partnerships, and not-for-profit entities.
BROKER AND REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Provide brokers with legal advice when establishing a real estate office including franchise agreements and other issues. Assist agents/brokers with business entity selection to reduce risk. Assist new agents with real estate matters and client representation.
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE
Helping families during one of the most stressful situations. Providing legal services relating to all aspects of the transaction. Available 24/7 to address any concerns and provide personal service. No matter how big or small I am always available to help and relieve any concerns. A trusted real estate professional.
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
A broad range of services related to both commercial real estate transactions. Covering both purchase and sale, including financing, sales agreement, loan documents, leases, tax deferred exchange and title-holding instruments.
Assist clients in annexation, zoning and land use matters. Survey issues and other matters.
Michael's vision is to provide friendly, professional and competent legal services in a timely and efficient manner. Whether you are selling a multi-million dollar business or purchasing a home, Michael will provide you with the legal services necessary to successfully close your transaction. Michael believes in limiting your liability, increasing your profits and running a successful business. You will be treated like family with Michael. He has an open-door policy that serves to promote communication between him and his clients thereby developing long-lasting and trusting relationships.
MICHAEL R. CURRY
Michael has over a decade of corporate law, business law and real estate experience. He has been a licensed attorney in Illinois since 1999 representing individuals, small businesses and large international companies in the areas of business and corporate law, commercial and residential real estate and mechanics lien litigation.
Mr. Curry graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a minor in chemistry and communications. After graduating Marshall University he attended Chicago-Kent College of Law and received a Juris Doctor of Law. Michael decided to further his educational endeavors and graduated with a Masters of Law degree in Real Estate Law from the John Marshall Law School.
In 2004 Michael was appointed to the Village of Forest Park, Illinois Zoning Board of Appeal and served as Chairman of the Board for the next 3 years until his election to the Municipal Board of the Village of Forest Park in 2007. Mr. Curry served on the Municipal Board of the Village of Forest Park, Illinois as the elected Commissioner of the Department of Public Health and Safety. Under his direction and leadership, the Village implemented the most comprehensive commercial and residential building codes in the history of Forest Park thereby permitting the utilization of new “green” building products and new technologies. Additionally, under his direction, the Village’s Zoning Code was revised thereby resulting in a fair and more reasonable zoning appeals process as well as a new downtown business district. Mr. Curry also oversaw numerous private and public construction projects and developments. He was responsible for the implementation of numerous ordinances. Mr. Curry also lowered the operating cost and expenditures of his department by approximately 30% thereby saving taxpayers’ money without diminishing services.
Michael is the former president of the Kiwanis Club of Forest Park and former member of the Advisory Board to the Illinois District 91 School Board. He participates in many civic and community organizations including fostering children. He believes in helping others and looks forward to building a better community through cooperation and achieving common goals.
In addition to working as an attorney, Mr. Curry is an adjunct professor at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois teaching Business Law. He has written several legal articles, conducted seminars/presentations on important legal issues and he is a guest writer for the Forest Park Post newspaper.
He resides in the south-suburbs of Chicago, Illinois with his wife, two dogs, and three children including two foster children.