The Tietz Law Firm is family owned with three attorneys, multiple experienced support staff, and a negotiation team proudly serving the real estate needs of residents in Kane, DuPage, Cook, Lake and McHenry counties.
Our dedicated attorneys and support staff give individual and prompt attention to each client.
For most, buying or selling real estate is the largest transaction in which they will ever be involved. It is important to hire an experienced and reputable firm to protect your interests, point out money-saving opportunities and simplify the legal hurdles.
We welcome the opportunity to assist you with your legal needs.
Firm members have extensive experience in the following venues but not limited to:
Real Estate Matters
Commercial Real Estate
New Construction Transactions
REO (Bank owned properties)
Lien Release Negotiations
Personal Injury Consultation
Healthcare Powers of Attorney
General Powers of Attorney
Living Will Declarations
Karen E. Tietz
In 1983, Karen graduated cum laude from IIT/Chicago Kent College of Law. In 1979, Karen graduated cum laude from Northern Illinois University with degrees in Political Science & Business Administration.
Karen has been an attorney since 1983. She started her private practice in 2003. Before that Karen focused on business law as an officer in a corporation where she negotiated Fortune 500 contracts (leasing, franchising, and sales agreements).
Prior to her time in business law, Karen managed a large staff of attorneys for a governmental entity where she was admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, US District Court, Northern District of Illinois, and the Illinois Supreme Court.
Karen has a strong background in contract negotiation and settlement. She also advises businesses of all sizes in sales and marketing strategies, accounts receivable, and other corporate business issues. Karen is a pioneer in the short sale practice area. Her writing and negotiation skills have earned her accolades from many short sale departments at major banking institutions.
Karen has been a frequent lecturer, sharing her expertise and insights of real estate matters with the Main Street Board of Realtors, McHenry County Board of Realtors, Oak Park Board of Realtors, Northwest Board of Realtors, Barrington Board of Realtors, the Southwest Board of Realtors and the Illinois State Bar Association. Karen is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association, a member of the ISBA Real Estate Law Section and is an active member of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce.