Law Offices of Talan & Ktsanes

Law Offices of Talan & Ktsanes

More Than 50 Years' Legal Experience

Firm Overview

Serving clients in Chicago since 1984:
At the Law Offices of Talan & Ktsanes, we offer the highest quality collection services for our clients. Located in Chicago, Illinois, our firm puts an intense focus on the areas of consumer and commercial collections, consumer and commercial litigation, and retail collections. For more than 25 years, we have been protecting the rights of our clients and securing the compensation and services that they are rightfully owed. We deal with millions of dollars worth of collection cases on a daily basis as we proudly fight for the people of the city.

An experienced law firm ready to fight for you:
With a total of 50 years of legal experience between us, we know the collection laws in Illinois thoroughly, and we can find solutions to your problems that other, less experienced attorneys don't even consider. We combine a proactive approach to the law with our passion for staying up-to-date with the latest technology. At the Law Offices of Talan & Ktsanes in Chicago, you will always find:
-Individualized attention - We blend the knowledge and experience typical of a big firm with the personalized attention only a smaller firm can provide.
-A strong focus on collections - Because we focus mainly on collection law, we're able to stay up-to-date with any changes in the laws, while also drawing upon decades of specific experience to give your case the best chance at success.
-A modern approach to law - The law is our passion, and we bring a positive, hands-on approach to each case. We also utilize the latest technology and computer software to aid us in recouping the debts you are owed. We will never fall behind the curve in the pursuit of justice.

Areas of Practice:
At the Law Offices of Talan & Ktsanes, we proudly serve the people of Chicago in the following areas:
-Consumer and commercial collections
-Consumer and commercial litigation
-Retail collections

Main Office

Main Office
223 W. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 512
Chicago, IL 60606




Consumer and Commercial Collections: Chicago debt collection attorneys

With our more than 50 combined years of experience handling collection cases, the Law Offices of Talan & Ktsanes is trusted by clients across Chicago to help them recover the money they are owed for their goods and services. We provide our clients with legal advice and litigation services at every level of state and federal courts. We have successfully helped a wide variety of clients - including banks, businesses, corporations, attorneys, accountants, landlords, real estate agencies, consulting firms and financing companies - collect the debts owed to them.

We are committed to providing results and can assist you if you need help collecting money from debtors on:
-Unpaid loans
-Guaranties and promissory notes
-Letters of credit and other extensions of credit
-Fees owed for professional services
-Debts for goods sold or delivered
-Liens of all varieties
-Unpaid rent and charges for apartments, condominiums and co-ops
-Unjust enrichment claims
-Replevin actions subject to creditors' liens
-Breach of contract actions

We are dedicated to delivering an exceptional client experience. In addition to providing litigation services, we also review our clients' current contracts to eliminate potential issues that may arise in the future. By fighting for you today and protecting you for the future, we make sure that you get the results that you deserve.

An overview of the collections process:
-Receipt and review of your files
-Demand letter - We send a letter to your debtor demanding payment. If the debtor responds to the letter, we work with you to see if you want to discount the debt and to set up a payment schedule.
-Lawsuit - If the debtor does not respond, we seek your permission to file a lawsuit. Once the suit is filed, we move quickly to obtain a judgment in your favor before trial. Although rare, if trial becomes necessary, we vigorously defend your right to collect payment.
-Judgment - A judgment gives our attorneys the opportunity to get the debtor's attention. We attach liens on the debtor's real estate and move to file wage garnishments to secure payment on the debt. These garnishments take money from the debtor's bank account, paychecks and any other sources of income. If we cannot locate a debtor's place of employment, we can force the debtor to appear in court for a post-judgment deposition and testify about the finances.
-Jail - If the debtor fails to appear at the deposition, we can have the debtor jailed for contempt of court. We usually reach out to the debtor before this becomes necessary, but if people continue to refuse to pay what they owe, we have no problem with sending them to jail.

Linda H. Ktsanes

Law Offices of Talan & Ktsanes

Practice Areas:
Consumer Collections; Commercial Collections; Municipal Collections; Medical Collections; Retail Collections; Insurance Collections; Real Estate; Consumer Litigation; Commercial Litigation

Admitted: 1975, Illinois

Law School: University of Louisville, J.D.

Born: Owensboro, Kentucky


University of Louisville
Juris Doctorate,

Robert B. Talan

Law Offices of Talan & Ktsanes

Practice Areas:
Consumer Collections; Commercial Collections; Consumer Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Real Estate

Admitted: 1981, Illinois

Law School: John Marshall Law School - Chicago, IL, JD

Born: Chicago, Illinois, March 22, 1956


John Marshall Law School
Juris Doctorate,