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A MODERN LAW FIRM FOR A DIVERSE WORLD

We represent individuals, families, and children in every aspect of the legal process from beginning to end.

THE MEHTA LAW GROUP

The Mehta Law Group (MLG Law Firm) is one of Chicago’s premier law firms. Our team of lawyers and staff are here to serve you and to help build a better future for yourself and your family. We represent individuals, families, and children in every aspect of the legal process from beginning to end. Our attorneys bring with them over 30 years of combined experience, we are professional, and treat every individual with the respect they deserve. We are hardworking and don’t back down, our goals is always to advocate for our clients, to ensure a positive end result. Whether you are contemplating filing a lawsuit, or whether you have had a lawsuit filed against you, our team can provide superior representation with the goal toward obtaining the best possible outcome.

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OUR PRACTICES


  • Paternity
  • Post-Divorce/ Parentage Enforcement
  • Property Valuation and Distribution
  • Removal
  • Pension and Retirement Divisions (QILDRO and QDRO)
  • Family Law
  • Same Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships, Civil Unions
  • Evictions
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Real Estate Closings
  • Building Court Violations
  • THE FIRM / ABOUT US

     

    The Mehta Law Group is one of Chicago’s premier law firms. Our team of lawyers and staff are here to serve you and to help build a better future for yourself and your family. We represent individuals, families, and children in every aspect of the legal process from beginning to end. Our attorneys bring with them over 30 years of combined experience, we are professional, and treat every individual with the respect they deserve. We are hardworking and don’t back down, our goals are always to advocate for our clients, to ensure a positive end result. Whether you are contemplating filing a lawsuit, or whether you have had a lawsuit filed against you, our team can provide superior representation with the goal toward obtaining the best possible outcome.

    The Mehta Law Group’s mission is to ensure that your case takes priority. It is our belief that every case deserves the utmost care, regardless of the issues presented. We have successfully served our clients throughout the years and will do so in the future by giving our clients virtually unlimited access to our team. Our motto is simple “client’s first”. We handle case’s throughout Cook, DuPage, Lake, and Will Counties.


    Meet the Team

    Sean Chaudhuri, Esq.
    Principal

    Sean Chaudari

    More About Sean

    Sean Chaudhuri was admitted to practice law in 2001. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and went to law school in Michigan. He primarily practices in the areas of Family Law, Contested Divorces and Custody Cases, Parentage Cases, Foreclosure Defense, Building Court Cases, Eviction Cases, and Real Estate Litigation. He aggressively litigates cases with passion for his clients, and has built a strong reputation in doing so. Mr. Chaudhuri is a past or present member of the following organizations: The Chicago Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association-Judicial Evaluation Committee, The Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program, Apna Ghar Pro Bono Clinic, The Indo-American Democratic Organization, Illinois State Bar Association, The Asian American Bar Association, The Indian American Bar Association, The American Bar Association.  Bar Admissions: Illinois 2001 U.S. District Court: Northern District of Illinois 2004

    Angela Hwang, Esq.
    Managing Attorney

    Angela Hwang

    More About Angela

    Angela Hwang is a skilled attorney with over 10 years of extensive litigation experience, which enables her to assist clients through some of the most challenging and important issues in their lives. She represents clients in all aspects of marital dissolution cases, including matters involving complex financial issues, non-marital asset protection, spousal support, child custody and visitation (now known as allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time), removal and support. In addition to divorce cases, Angela has broad experience in other family law matters involving establishment of parentage, high-conflict custody disputes, complex custody and parenting matters, and disputes involving child support. Angela also represents clients in residential real estate transactions, providing assistance through all stages of a residential real property sale or purchase.

     

    Hannah Aztlan, Esq.
    Associate Attorney

    Hannah Aztlan

    More About Hannah

    Born and raised in the City of Chicago, Hannah Aztlan was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 2018. Hannah received her Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2015 and her Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in 2018.

    During her time at The John Marshall Law School, Hannah assisted The John Marshall Law School Family Law and Domestic Violence Clinic in representing domestic violence survivors in a broad range of matters including but not limited to: Dissolution of Marriage, Child Support, Orders of Protection, and Allocation of Parental Responsibilities. Hannah also acted as a 711 Licensed Student for the Cook County Office of the Public Guardian, Domestic Relations Division, which offers representation to the children involved in contentious divorce and custody proceedings.

    Hannah is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Illinois Bar Association

     

    Kalima Swain Esq.
    Associate Attorney

    kalima MLG Chicago

    More About Kalima

    Born and raised in Chicago, Kalima Swain was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 2019. Kalima received her Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies with minors in Philosophy and Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2016 and her Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in 2019.

    During her time at The John Marshall Law School, Kalima acted as a 711 Licensed Student Attorney for The John Marshall Law School Family Law and Domestic Violence Clinic where she received the Top Grade Award for her representation of domestic violence survivors. Kalima worked on a broad range of family law matters including, but not limited to: Dissolution of Marriage, Child Support, Orders of Protection, and Allocation of Parental Responsibilities.

    Kalima is an active member of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Cook County Bar Association.

     

    Deborah Ritz Esq.
    Associate Attorney

    Deborah Ritz, Esq

    More About Deborah

    Deborah received her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. After her undergraduate education, Deborah obtained her master’s in social work at Loyola University Chicago. Deborah then went on to Valparaiso University Law School to receive her juris doctor. Upon graduating from law school, Deborah successfully passed the Illinois bar exam and was sworn into the Illinois bar.

    As an undergraduate, Deborah interned at Hiscock Legal Aid Society as well as at the Cook County State’s Attorneys Office.

    While at the Loyola University Chicago, Deborah interned at Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cook County.

    During law school, Deborah interned at DCFS Legal and was a 711 certified intern at Legal Aid Chicago ( formerly LAF). Deborah had the distinction of being a Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) intern while at Legal Aid Chicago and received the honor of being the Sidley Austin honorary intern. Deborah went onto be a 2.1 certified intern at the Valparaiso University Law Domestic Violence Clinic.

    After being sworn into the Illinois bar, Deborah was practicing family law and civil litigation in the suburbs of Chicago before coming to MLG Law Group.

     

    Peter L. Berk, Esq.
    Of Counsel

    Peter L. Berk

    More About Peter

    Peter L Berk joined the Bar of the State of Illinois and the United States District Court in 2001, and immediately began serving the needs of financially distressed businesses and consumers in the Chicagoland area.

    The foundation for Mr. Berk’s practice was formed at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. As staff editor of the Loyola Consumer Law Journal, Mr. Berk demonstrated a strong interest in consumer rights and affairs. Also at Loyola, Mr. Berk was recognized for excellence in legal writing.

    In 2001, Mr. Berk began his legal career as an associate with the Chicago law firm of Morgan & Bley, Ltd, where he practiced in the areas of bankruptcy, civil rights, and complex litigation. At Morgan & Bley, Mr. Berk worked to reorganize small businesses in Chapter 11, obtained bankruptcy relief for many consumers, represented individual police officers in a well-publicized lawsuit against a municipality in the Chicagoland area, prosecuted and defended defamation actions, and engaged in other general litigation matters.

    In 2003, Mr. Berk transitioned to the law firm of Evans, Loewenstein, Shimanovksy & Moscardini, Ltd as an associate attorney. At Evans, Mr. Berk continued his representation of consumers and businesses in bankruptcy proceedings. In addition, he served as a staff attorney with Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc., now known as Legalshield, Inc. ELSM is the provider firm for all of the 50,000+ Legalshield members located in the State of Illinois. Mr. Berk has been recognized by Legalshield for providing outstanding service to its members. At ELSM, Mr. Berk expanded his practice to include real estate. Today, Mr. Berk continues his relationship with ELSM as Of Counsel.

    Mr. Berk opened the Law Office of Peter L. Berk in August of 2006. On June 1, 2015, Mr. Berk merged his practice with Douglas Rivera and Kathleen O’Keefe-Rivera to form O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLC. With O’Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLC, Mr. Berk has continued his philosophy of providing nothing but the best possible client service.

    Mr. Berk’s current practice focuses on bankruptcy, real estate, and civil litigation. With respect to bankruptcy law, Mr. Berk has a wealth of experience. He has successfully obtained discharge of millions of dollars of consumer and business debt for his clients. Mr. Berk has also successfully litigated bankruptcy matters for both Debtors and creditors, including trial work. Mr. Berk’s real estate experience has included a wide array of successful transactions, from multi-unit apartment buildings, to auto repair shops, to single family homes, to condominiums. Mr. Berk specializes in closing short sale transactions.

    Mr. Berk is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association Bankruptcy Panel.

    Evan Kirk
    Legal Assistant

    Evan Kirk

    More About Kirk

    Evan graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. His duties at the law farm include keeping cases organized by establishing and maintaining important documents in a fling system. Evan also supports attorneys with any day to day operations.

     

    K. Keeley Kolis
    Legal Assistant

    Keeley Kolis

    More About Keeley

    Originally from Springfield, Illinois, Keeley recently received her Master of Arts degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Loyola University Chicago. As a legal assistant, Keeley handles electronic and in court filings at the office as well as assisting with discovery, subpoenas, financial affidavits, and pleadings. She assists attorneys with day to day operations and communicates with clients about the status of their cases.

    Keeley has hopes of attending law school in the near future after she gains more legal experience.

     

    Belen Flores
    Legal Assistant

    Belen Flores

    More About Belen

    Belen is a legal assistant. She aids in handling electronic filings and performing court errands. Also, she assists attorneys with day-to-day operations and communicates with clients about the status of their cases. Because of her fluency in Spanish, she has become a primary contact for our Spanish-speaking clients.

     

    LOCATIONS

    Loop
    121 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1404
    Chicago, IL. 60601

    (P) 312-374-4559
    (F) 312-212-5921

    DuPage
    4320 Winfield Road, Suite 200
    Warrenville, IL 60555

    Southside
    10540 S. Western Avenue, Suite 402
    Chicago, IL 60643

    North Suburbs
    5250 Old Orchard Road, Suite 300
    Skokie, IL. 60077

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    Testimonials

    Need a Divorce Attorney

    “Dear Angela, Nancy & Sean (The Mehta Law Group).
    Many thanks for your help & support. A divorce process is not easy -actually is desolate-. I appreciate the empathy & understanding.”

    Jorge A.

    Need Divorce Attorney

    “My first visit was timely, informative, friendly, & professional. Looking forward to working with them. Attorney Sean was great”

    Pamela B.

    Real Estate Attorney

    “I was very happy with the quick response and a thorough explanation of the lawyer’s process since I am a first time home buyer.”

    Earline S.

    Divorce Attorney

    “I hired Mr. Chaudhuri to finish up a divorce that was neglected by my first attorney. Mr. Chaudhuri responds to my questions and follows up with me regarding my case, explaining what is expected to happen and a plan of action. So far, he is very concise, thorough and well versed and is interested in what is best for his client’s future needs.”

    Cathy K.

    Chicago IL Family Lawyers

    The best Chicago IL Family Lawyers are MLG Law Group Also part of the Mehta Group. The reason MLG Law Group is the best family lawyer is that they offer personal service and many years of experience. The top-rated Chicago Family Lawyer is MLG Law Group. MLG Law Group is the top-rated family lawyer in Chicago because they offer affordable rates and specialized lawyers within family law.