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Amber L. Bishop

Associate

Education

Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D., 2012, magna cum laude

Western Illinois University, B.A., 2009, summa cum laude

Admissions

Illinois

Amber is dedicated to obtaining favorable outcomes for her clients in difficult cases. She once obtained a tax exemption that was previously denied by the Illinois Department of Revenue. Another time she was part of the litigation team that obtained a judgment for the turnover of silver bars in a fraudulent transfer case.

Amber handles foreclosures, collections, banking issues, bankruptcy, and real estate matters for clients in the financial services industry. She provides counsel on issues such as, non-payment on loans, breach of contracts, rights of creditors in bankruptcies, including filing reaffirmation agreements, filing proofs of claims, obtaining relief from the automatic stay, and providing preference defense, and contract review in real estate transactions. She assists corporate clients with the formation of corporations and LLCs, corporate compliance, and mergers and acquisitions. She also assists with general corporate matters and commercial contracts, such as non-disclosure agreements and lease agreements.

Amber also represents banks and individual clients in various types of litigation, including foreclosures and workout agreements, collections, fraudulent transfers and real estate transactions. In addition, she has experience in loan document preparation and review, tax appeals and tax exemption hearings.

Honors

  • Selected by the Leading Lawyers Network as an “Emerging Lawyer” in commercial litigation
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers list of "Rising Stars": 2018, 2019, 2020

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member: McHenry County Bar Association; Crystal Lake Business Network; Illinois State Bar Association, Commercial Banking, Collections & Bankruptcy Law Section Council 2016 - 2021
  • Committee Member: Crystal Lake Young Professionals 
  • Chair: McHenry County Bar Association Young/New Lawyers Group 2015 - 2019
  • Board of Governors: McHenry County Bar Association 2015 - 2019

Experience

  • Represents banking clients in all aspects of the residential and commercial foreclosure process including workout agreements, such as, consent foreclosures and deed in lieu agreements in multiple Illinois counties
  • Successfully appealed commercial real estate taxes in Cook County, Illinois saving the client a significant amount in real estate taxes each year
  • Represents buyers and sellers in all phases of real estate transactions in various Illinois counties
  • Represented a banking client in a fraudulent transfer of assets case in McHenry County, Illinois
  • Successfully obtained a tax exemption for a charitable organization after initial denial by the Illinois Department of Revenue