Michael A. Haber
Michael A. Haber has been a preeminent attorney in the Chicago and North Shore area for over 40 years. Mr. Haber began as a sole practitioner and grew into a successful boutique litigation firm with several associate attorneys. In 2006 he merged his practice with Michael W. Kalcheim. Mr. Haber concentrates his practice in representing individuals and companies through wide ranging legal problems. While concentrating in family law (including allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, parentage, dissolution of marriage and pre and postnuptial agreements), he also represents clients in both commercial and civil litigation, commercial and residential real estate, and corporate transactional work. Mr. Haber's varied practice enables him to bring his particular knowledge to the multiple areas of law often confronted in complex matrimonial proceedings. Mr. Haber has extensive experience dealing with multiple complex issues often confronted in matrimonial litigation, including the valuation and distribution of stock options, restricted stock awards, executive compensation and valuation of closely held businesses, such as hedge fund investment companies. Mr. Haber is a seasoned professional who values integrity and tenacity in his work. He is dedicated to providing effective, proactive representation for all of his clients. Mr. Haber believes in going the extra mile for his clients. The personal attention he affords every case allows clients to feel relaxed and secure in his representation.
Mr. Haber's community and civic involvement enhances his practice and provides a unique perspective allowing him to better serve his clients. Mr. Haber is an active Board member of a local community bank and serves as an elected Trustee in the Village of Riverwoods, a position he has held for many years.
Mr. Haber is married and has three children.
State of Illinois , 1976
State of Illinois Supreme Court, 1976
United States District Court of Northern Illinois, 1976
Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1980
State of New York, 2010
DePaul University College of Law, Chicago , Illinois Juris Doctor, June 1976
Cum Laude DePaul Law Review, Editorial Associate
Roosevelt University , Chicago , Illinois Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1974
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
NorthSide Community Bank Director
Trustee, Village of Riverwoods , Illinois Former Member, Plan Commission, Village of Riverwoods
Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of Illinois
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Chicago Bar Association
Member, Lake County Bar Association
SELECTED CASE WORK:
In Re Marriage of Charous, 2006
Successfully litigated before the Second District of Illinois Appellate Court in a case regarding the enforcement of visitation and visitation abuse.
Vasquez v. Rodriguez, 2006
Successfully defended a foster child in a hotly contested case against multiple claims protecting her interest in real estate transferred to her by her foster father.
In Re Marriage of Elies, 618 N.E.2d 934, 248 Ill. App.3d. 1052 (1 st Dist 1993)
In a case of first impression successfully argued that in determining support and maintenance income averaging was appropriate where the court found that income from employment at a family owned business was manipulated.
In Re Marriage of Bator-Smith, 1995
Secured custody for a maternal uncle and a multi-million dollar judgment in favor of two minor children in divorce case after husband was found guilty of murdering his estranged wife.