James A. Kaplan is Of Counsel in the firm’s Chicago office.  He has been practicing law for over 30 years and specializes in the areas of creditors’ rights, real estate and collection litigation.  Mr. Kaplan has extensive experience representing banks, real estate companies, hotels, schools, retail businesses and other clients with respect to their debt collection needs.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Creditors’ Rights
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Asset Recovery

ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois

PROFESSIONAL HONORS, AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES

Member, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Decalogue Society of Lawyers and Illinois Creditors Bar Association

Volunteer youth baseball coach – Park District of Highland Park

Volunteer AYSO soccer coach and certified referee

Chi Upsilon of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity Graduate Board

University of Chicago Graduate Order of the C officer

University of Chicago Development Office volunteer

Highland Park High School PTO and Giants Club

SPEECHES

  • Lecturer on Residential Evictions at Illinois Landlord and Tenant Law Seminar
  • Lecturer at Creditor’s Rights Seminar for Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Lecturer on Collection Litigation at Illinois Hotel‑Motel Credit Managers Association

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law (1979)
  • B.A., University of Chicago (1976)