Alan Kravets Esq.


Escrow Title Insurance
Real Estate / Real Estate Lending / Real Estate Brokerage
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Alan Kravets is a Real Estate Brokerage and Law Expert who is well versed in Fiduciary Duties to the Court and has experience in many areas of disputes, such as: Contracts, Listing Agreements, Commissions, Due Diligence and Title Issues. As a result of his experience, over a long and successful career, he has a keen insight into all aspects of Standard of Care, custom and practice, malpractice and negligence issues and how they may apply to a particular fact pattern causing the dispute.

He is an expert's expert starting with the legal department at Chicago Title. Then, while a partner in a 30 person law firm for 15 years, he worked out a billion dollars of loans and asset disposition disputes, and has also cross examined experts in chancery cases and understands the role of an expert. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in 13 states structuring disposition solutions on 100 different asset classes of real estate and businesses.


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Attorney & Corporate General Counsel   25-year legal career, building a 30-person law firm, managing the full compliment of legal strategies and functions in a sophisticated real estate arena. Additionally, as in-house General Counsel of a national, privately held company with numerous subsidiaries. Highly proficient in real estate contracts, and commercial law, augmented by proficiency in transactional matters. Articulate, persuasive, and seasoned negotiator, skilled in relationship and team building. Able to merge business expertise and executive qualifications with legal expertise to drive successful outcomes

High-Performance Professional   Accustomed to, and effective in, high-profile situations and solving complex problems. Accomplished in the arts of communication, negotiation, and teamwork. Strategic thinker and intellectually agile individual possessing keen instincts, visionary insight, precision timing, a passion for excellence and continued intellectual growth. Excellent role model for dedication, discipline, loyalty, ethical behavior, and uncompromising integrity

Vision, Strategy, Execution & Leadership
Turnaround & Restructuring Strategy
Real Estate Transactions
Corporate & Commercial Transactions
Public Relations & Marketing
Business & Legal Counselor
Values & Ethics
Contracts / Licensing
• Crisis Communication
Disposition Strategies

Illinois Supreme Court
• United States District Court - Northern District of Illinois
• Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit

New York
New Jersey

HILCO REAL ESTATE, NorthBrookIllinois 2012-2014
Senior Consultant
Independent Consultant
Led formation of Hilco Real Estate Auctions as its Co-founder, Executive Vice-President & Legal Counsel 2014

SHELDON GOOD & COMPANY, Chicago, Illinois 1990-2011
President/Executive Director/General Counsel
Managed all general corporate and regulatory legal work for parent and subsidiary companies operating across the country
Developed a form Purchase and Sale Agreement for commercial and residential property used by Sellers and their counsel throughout the United States and Canada
Created and managed numerous joint venture agreements with strategic marketing partners in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and California, as well as NACORE (National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives) and The National Association of Realtors
Instrumental in developing the legal structure and documentation for a sale program for K-Mart Corporation
Developed the first Loan Sale by Auction program at Sheldon Good & Company
Drafted and led due diligence efforts for over 100 different asset classes and marketing programs comprising public relations, e-marketing, media selection & placement, production of ad copy, and printed marketing materials.
- Developed telemarketing programs, both incoming and outgoing
- Managed the sale of over $1B of real estate.
• Created and implemented individual and portfolio sales of multiple property programs for:
-IBM: major complex in Dayton, New Jersey
-BP Oil: 44 properties in Ohio
- Amoco: 50 properties in Illinois Wisconsin, and Indiana
-Con Rail: 100 properties in New Jersey, Ohio, and Illinois
-Confederation Life Insurance Company: 30 properties in 4 provinces of Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario)
-New York Life Insurance Company: 10 properties in Alaska, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Texas, and Kentucky.
-MetLife: hotel property in Illinois
-Treasurer, State of Illinois: 2 hotel properties in Illinois
-JP Morgan Trust Department: sale of trophy home estate, Horizon Farms, Barringotn,
-Illinois - $19.6MM
-Numerous sales in Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 11
-Acted as Receiver and Expert Witness in numerous cases
• Led structuring for disposition and workout strategy between a participant loan group and Donald Trump, resulting in a $19MM sellout of the remaining.

PORTES, SHARP, HERBST & KRAVETS, Chicago, Illinois 1980-1990
Founding Partner
Represented numerous sellers, buyers, lenders, and brokers for 25 years in Chicago and throughout the United States
Structured format for use of auctions for workouts and insolvency.
Directed the workout of 15 participation construction loans exceeding $1B, with 152 Banks and Savings & Loans as participants.
- Managed the legal and business relationships among numerous geographical disbursed participant groups and borrower; organized a team to develop business, regulatory, and legal strategies to maximize the net realizable value for each asset. 
- Applied traditional and innovative real estate law principles and practices in the lender participation, loan group, lender / borrower relationship, and the lender / seller & purchaser phase; achieved disposition of all assets without litigation
• Represented and counseled a national savings bank in the management and disposition of a portfolio of 63 properties in ten states, valued in excess of $1B.

Much & Shelist,
Chicago, Illinois
Simon, Teitlebaum & Wolfberg, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Title & Trust Company, Chicago, Illinois

Universtity of Michigan - Law School,
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Received Juris Doctor
Emphasis: Real Estate Law, Banking, Taxation, and Creditor's Rights
Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan
Received Bachelor of Business Administration
Emphasis: Real Estate, Finance, and Management
Honors Program: English, Politcal Science & International Relations

• American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
• Association of Attorneys & Executives in Corporate Real Estate (AECRE)
• Chicago Bar Association
• Chicago Association of Realtors
• National Association of Realtors
• National Golf Foundation
• Turnaround Management Association ( TMA)


• The John Marshall Law School Center for Real Estate Law,
Advisory Board Member 
• Chicago Bar Association,
Real Property Law Committee Member & Former Executive Committee Member
Former Chairman of the Title & Conveyance Subcommittee
• Association of Attorneys & Executives in Corporate Real Estate (AECRE) , Board Member & Convention Program Speaker
• Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Former Board Member - Chicago Chapter

Numerous speaking designations, awards, and qualified to lecture on Continuing Legal & Real Estate Brokerage

Education matters, as well as general Real Estate Disposition Strategies, for the following organizations:
Wisconsin Realtors Association
Michigan Auctioneers Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Federal Home Loan Bank of Illinois
• Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
• National Council of Savings Institutions
• John Marshall Law School - Center for Real Estate Law
• Numerous Law Firms

• Lambda Alpha International (Honorary Land Economics Society),
• Economic Club of Chicago, Member

• Lecturer - Real Estate Law & Auctions,
The John Marshall Law School
• Key Speaker & Presenter at 4 Workshops, Michigan State Auctioneers Association
• "Strategic Planning for the Disposition of Real Estate Owned" (Speech)
• Speaker,
Insurance Company, Commercial Mortgage, & Real Estate Investing Summit
Speaker on Real Estate Auctions, Wisconsin Commercial Realtors
• Going, Going, Gone! - Probate & Property, American Bar Association
• A Guide to Representing Sellers at Auction - The Complete Lawyer,  
American Bar Association
• The Auction Advantage in the Disposition of Real Estate - The Secured Lender,
Commercial Finance Association
• Video Workshop on Avoiding & Solving Major Real Estate Lending Problems,  
- Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
• Legal Aspects of Problem Commercial Real Estate Loans - Bank Notes
- Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle publication
• Suggested Guidelines for Closing Real Estate Transactions - Chicago Bar Association  
- Real Property Law Committee

Spearheaded the Sheldon Good & Company charitable auction program, raising millions for charities including: The American Heart Association; American Diabetes Association; Thresholds; Special Olympics; Junior Achievement; Chicago Gateway Green; Pritzker Military Library; The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation; and many others

~References available upon request~