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Firm Overview

Due to the extremely high level of client satisfaction our firm has grown to 9 attorneys. Our firm counsels many clients who are struggling with financial hardships and in doing so we assist many clients with bankruptcies and in foreclosure. Besides bankruptcy and foreclosure defense, our firm does personal injury, worker's compensation, real estate, estate planning, probate and loan modifications.

Our firm has 2 partners. Stephen Newland and Gary Newland. We are brothers who grew up in Arlington Heights. We have a main office in Libertyville and a main office in Arlington Heights. To better serve our clients we also have satellite offices in Waukegan, Crystal Lake and Chicago.

Since forming our firm our practice has continued to grow. Most of our clients come to us from referrals from other satisfied clients and from other people in the field who are familiar with the quality of our service and who are aware of our tremendous reputation.

Due to our growth, our firm has taken on one of the most highly respected and experienced bankruptcy attorneys in the Chicago area, Richard Mann, as of counsel to the firm with over 40 years of bankruptcy experience to work with us on bankruptcy matters.

In addition to 9 lawyers our firm has 11 paralegals and support staff that assist us in servicing our clients.

Example cases

I have obtained many successful outcomes for clients that make me so glad to be a lawyer. These include obtaining loan modifications so they could keep their home after the bank had previously denied it; securing principle reductions so their house is not underwater; voiding foreclosure judgments well after judgment was entered; and stripping 2nd mortgage liens off houses.


Our firm has 2 partners. Stephen Newland, and Gary Newland. We are brothers who grew up in Arlington Heights. Steve and Gary have been practicing together since 1993. We practice out of 2 main offices. We have one in Arlington Heights and one in Libertyville. To better serve our clients we also have satellite offices in Waukegan, Crystal Lake and Chicago.

Since forming our firm our practice has continued to grow. Most of our clients come to us from referrals from other satisfied clients and from other people in the field who are familiar with the quality of our service and who are aware of our tremendous reputation.

Due to our growth, our firm has taken on one of the most highly respected and experienced bankruptcy attorneys in the Chicago area, Richard Mann, as of counsel to the firm with over 40 years of bankruptcy experience to work with us on bankruptcy matters.

Main Office

Main
1512 Artaius Parkway
Suite 300
Libertyville  IL  60048

Phone
  • (847) 549-0000
Fax
  • (847) 549-1902

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

We offer free consultations to all clients. We do not put a time limit on bankruptcy consultations. We want the client to be as comfortable as possible and we do not want them to feel as if we are rushing them.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We offer very reasonable fixed rate fees for bankruptcy so that the client knows what the fees are before they retain us. Our fees are very reasonable, but may vary depending on the client's circumstances as all cases are unique in their own way. If you mention you saw us on Nolo at your initial consultation, we will offer you a $100 discount off our fee.

Hourly Rates

For some issues we offer hourly billing, but as most clients prefer flat fee rates, we usually do matters on a flat fee.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Evenings and weekend appointments are available by appointment.

Office Manager

Mike is our staff member that runs the bankruptcy department at our firm.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

Other Offices

  • Arlington Heights
    121 S. Wilke Road
    Suite 301
    Arlington Heights,  IL  60005
Bankruptcy
We help people with debt problems through bankruptcy and we also stop foreclosures. We have one of the largest foreclosure defense practices in the area as we know how to defend forelcosure cases to get people loan modifications.
Our firm has grown tremendously to include 20 people becasue we know how to get results and we offer our services at a very reasonable fee.

Many of our clients are referred to us from other attorneys who know first hand of our skills.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

It is important to like what you do for a living. I do not do any divorce law because if I did I would not like my job. A benefit of being my own boss is that I can focus on what areas of law interest me.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

At our bankruptcy website, IllinoisBankruptcyCenter.org, we include answers to frequently asked questions to assist our clients in being informed in some of the basic principles of bankruptcy. I believe that being informed is a good thing.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Typically my clients will have me prepare any legal documents but I am certainly willing to review any documents that they prepare.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Generally, when I represent my clients I give 100 percent. If a client wants to represent himself but have me be there to merely coach him, then I would encourage him to let me run with the ball as it is what I do.

Stephen S. Newland

Prior to starting my own practice in 1991, I was employed at the law firm of Leonard M. Ring and Associates in Chicago. Mr. Ring's firm was considered by many to be one of the top personal injury firms in the nation. While there, I worked on large newsworthy cases such as major aviation disasters and the Tylenol poisonings case. Also while at Mr. Ring's firm, I provided legal services at the DePaul Legal Clinic to clients unable to afford an attorney.

Whenever I meet with a client who is in need of assistance, I always put myself in their shoes. It helps me to understand how they feel and what I can do to better serve them.

People typically tell me that after they meet with me at a consultation they feel so much better. I have been told that I am good at communicating with the clients what we will be able to do for them. I explain things in a manner that layman can understand. Many times after a consultation clients have told me how surprised they are that I gave them so much of my time. They often express they have not had that type of an experience before when dealing with a lawyer. I am always accessible to clients. Whether by telephone or email, I will always be available for my clients.

Personal interests:

I have 3 children, ages 18, 12 and 11, so a lot of time outside of work relates to their activities and doing things with them. For example, I coach many of my kids' teams. My kids play travel sports so it keeps me quite busy. Also I still like to play some ball and currently play on a softball team.

License
  • Bar Number: 6207458
    Illinois , 1991
Education
  • DePaul College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1991
    Chicago, IL
    In law school my biggest accomplishment was that I was a recipient of the Dean's Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence. Due to my scholastic performance I was awarded it not just once but each year in school and as a result I received a partial scholarship for each of my 3 years in law school.
  • University of Illinois
    Bachelor of Arts , 1988
    Champaign-Urbana, IL
    Political Science

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