About Us

Thank you for visiting the Minchella & Associates website.


My name is Erica Crohn Minchella and I am the managing partner of the firm. I have a passion for real estate. I have practiced real estate law for over forty years. Our firm has represented thousands of home sellers and buyers, landlords and commercial and investment property owners.

​Minchella & Associates actively practices in many areas of real estate law, including but not limited to:

  • Real estate closings: protecting you in the largest financial transactions of your life.
  • Short sales: we help protect your credit from the negative consequences of a foreclosure by using a short sale. A short sale is a negotiation with your lenders when the value of your home is less than the mortgage and liens on your property.
  • Foreclosure defense: we work to find solutions to avoid a judgment of foreclosure against a homeowner.
  • Real estate litigation: we represent real estate owners in court.
  • Residential and commercial property deals involving real estate disputes.
  • Commercial leases: Erica negotiates the lease after a letter of intent has been drafted.
  • Commercial and investment transactions: we assist in the negotiation of letters of intent and contracts on behalf of buyers and sellers, tenant lease negotiations and 1031 exchanges.

Doing both litigation and transactions helps us to be better lawyers in each area. Knowing the problems that can arise in litigation helps us to be more attentive to those issues that could become problems in transactions (for example, proper disclosures, partnership agreements for unmarried joint purchasers). Being transactional attorneys makes us better litigators because we understand the conventions that guide real estate sales and purchases giving us the knowledge of what experts will be needed to prove our cases.

7538 St. Louis Ave
Skokie IL 60076
Mon-Fri: 9am – 5pm

We Concentrate In Residential And Commercial Real Estate Closings & Litigation.

  • Residential real estate closings of single family homes, mixed-use properties, condominiums and multi-unit homes
  • Partnership agreements for unmarried co-owners
  • Commercial real estate closings and leases
  • Short sales
  • Foreclosure defense (Residential and Commercial)
  • Real estate litigation
  • Representation of Home buyers and protecting their investment
  • Representing home buyers and seller in issues arising after their transaction has closed with other attorneys

Meet The Team

Erica Crohn Minchella

Erica Crohn Minchella is the managing partner of Minchella & Associates. She has practiced law for over 40 years in the areas of real estate, litigation and financial issues.

James A. Davis

James is an associate attorney and has practiced in real estate transactions, estate planning, corporate, and related areas since 2015. James approaches the law as a collaborative effort to encourage all parties in a transaction to contribute to the best possible result.

Contact Minchella & Associates

7538 St. Louis Ave Skokie IL 60076


Attorney Advertising: Information on this website is not legal advice. In no way does visiting this site or contacting Erica Minchella & Associates create an attorney-client relationship unless consented to by both you and Erica Minchella & Associates.

© 2023 Erica Minchella & Associates. All Rights Reserved.