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LOCATION: Primo's • 720 Milwaukee Ave • Gurnee
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Emmett McCarthy and John Stanko
Flamm Teibloom Stanko & McCarthy Ltd.
Emmett McCarthy was born on the south side of Chicago and attended Mt. Carmel High School. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and received his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law. While at DePaul, Emmett received the CALI Award for Legal Ethics and was an Editor for the DePaul Environmental Law Digest. He has spoken at seminars for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Chicago Bar Association. He is past Chair of the Real Estate Taxation Committee and the Tax Sale and Tax Deed Subcommittee of the Chicago Bar Association, and has also served as Legislative Liaison for those committees. Emmett joined the firm in 2002 and has been a partner since 2007. He has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.
Emmett’s primary practice areas are real estate tax sales and tax deeds, real estate tax sale certificate assignments, real estate tax redemption, indemnity fund claims, retroactive and alternative real estate tax relief, real estate tax exemptions, sheriff levy sales; medical malpractice and personal injury claims; business and real estate transactions and other areas of civil litigation. He has handled numerous Cook County Indemnity Fund cases involving residential, income, commercial and industrial properties and obtained judgments exceeding $1 million for owners, contract purchasers, heirs, and lien holders, including mortgage companies. Per Public Act 97-557 and Section 21-305 of the Property Tax Code, a petition for indemnity must be filed within 10 years after the date the tax deed was issued.
John Stanko graduated from St. John’s University (Collegeville, MN) in 1985 and The John Marshall Law School (Chicago) in 1988. He is a past Chair and legislative liaison of the Real Estate Taxation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. John has written and has spoken at many seminars regarding real estate tax sales and tax deed proceedings for the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal education and legal as well as financial institution platforms. John has been a court-appointed expert witness in litigation involving the Illinois Property Tax Code.
Before joining Flamm Teibloom Stanko & McCarthy Ltd., and becoming a partner, John spent 12 years as Corporate Counsel for two of the largest tax purchasers in Illinois, the last three years as Lead General Counsel. John has written legal opinion letters relating to the Illinois Property Tax Code for financial institutions and investors. John’s practice is concentrated in real estate taxation, tax sale, tax deed and indemnity litigation in addition to commercial and residential real estate transactions and real estate litigation.
John’s clientele in tax sale and tax deed litigation ranges from private investors to large corporate tax purchasers and servicing agents as well as private property owners, mortgage companies, banks, title companies and municipalities.
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