Cohen Dovitz Makowka, LLC is an Illinois law firm focused on the representation of financial institutions, creditors, real estate investors, landlords, and small businesses with a primary concentration on providing experienced, diligent, complete and aggressive representation in the areas of foreclosure, bankruptcy, real estate, title claims, municipal code violations, administrative hearings, evictions, loss mitigation and general civil litigation to clients seeking direct access and immediate responses on all matters related to the representation.

Cohen Dovitz Makowka, LLC formed in April 2017 as a result of a merger between attorneys David T. Cohen, Sandra L. Makowka, and Jeffrey B. Dovitz.  David T. Cohen founded his law firm in 1980 and built his practice and reputation primarily through the referrals of satisfied clients, banks, professionals and other attorneys who recognized David’s skill in the areas of commercial and residential foreclosures, bankruptcies and other collection litigation.  In 2005, Sandra L. Makowka joined David’s firm and quickly rose to be managing attorney overseeing all client matters, workflow, and employees.  Her detailed approach to the practice of law and client-oriented results promptly made her a favorite among the firm’s clients.  Jeffrey B. Dovitz hung his shingle in 2013 having gained a vast breadth of experience in the larger foreclosure firm environment.  Utilizing his extensive experience with foreclosures, evictions, collections, and real estate transactions and litigation, Jeffrey built his practice into a well-respected firm serving clients in Cook, Lake, Will and DuPage Counties.

Benefiting from the experience of its founding partners, Cohen Dovitz Makowka, LLC is a firm that takes pride in finding creative and beneficial solutions to restoring non-performing assets, disposing of foreclosed collateral promptly and efficiently, as well as locating judgment debtor and guarantor assets in post-collection judgment proceedings.  Our firm’s unmatched familiarity and experience in foreclosures, collection of deficiency judgments and guaranties, evictions, workouts, and forbearance agreements, as well as the negotiation and sale of REO property, has proven invaluable to our clients for a combined total of more than seventy years.

We are committed to offering each client personal attention and efficient, professional representation.  Our highly experienced attorneys come from a variety of professional backgrounds and are knowledgeable across multiple practice areas.  Our diverse and unique organizational structure allows our clients to be directly involved in all stages of the lawsuit from the initial attorney referral package to the judgment stage of the foreclosure action, to the judicial sale and sale confirmation, the eviction process and the eventual sale of the real estate to third parties.  Ancillary lender representation of our clients in consumer bankruptcies, probate proceedings, housing and building code matters that arise during the pendency of mortgage foreclosure actions all offers clients a direct point of contact and information for all matters relating to a delinquent account.

Our mission is to provide you with the best possible legal service by choosing the most appropriate and resourceful legal action to serve your interests, our firm can efficiently meet your litigation needs.  In some cases, we may need to pursue legal actions at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts, or in administrative forums.  In all situations, we are sensitive to the impacts of litigation on each company’s business plans, future relationships and resources.  Our firm’s experience and dedication allows us to effectively service each client’s individual needs with the special attention they deserve.  We are committed to maintaining direct contact with our clients to ensure we do whatever is necessary to make the process easier and more efficient for our clients routinely work with our clients’ internal departments to implement processes that will ensure compliance with any legal or regulatory changes.

Time is always of the essence in legal matters and we encourage you to contact a member of our legal team today to discuss your issue.  Please contact us today to discuss your legal issue.