I have been doing business with Mr Ratowitz for over 8 years. He has been there for my family and I on every single transaction

Attorney David Ratowitz

David Ratowitz, JD/MBA is the founder of the Ratowitz Law Group, where he provides legal advice and representation for clients with tax, debt, real estate and collection issues in the greater Chicago Area.  David is passionate about helping clients successfully navigate past financial difficulties and back onto solid financial ground.  David has a 20-plus year history of analyzing financial positions and charting paths to resolution of tax and other debt problems.

David has guided many business owners through resolution of payroll tax and other debt issues resulting out of changed business circumstances and even fraud.  Recently, David assisted small businesses from restaurant owners to contractors and other self-employed persons, in resolving liabilities brought on by COVID-19 lockdowns.

"the best lawyer I have ever used in my business and once I used him there is no way I will use anyone else!"
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Prior to starting his own law firm in 2007, David ran his own real estate investment company focused on historic renovations in New Orleans, LA.  David managed his company’s turnaround after Hurricane Katrina which devastated most of his housing stock and renovation projects.  Prior to that, David was an Army officer and served in Korea and the 82nd Airborne Division.

David is active in his community, serving in the Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade organization, and as an Assistant Scoutmaster and Merit Badge Counselor for the BSA.  David is a Mason, a Moose, a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and offers pro-bono work for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.

David earned his Law degree and MBA from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Iowa.  When not working David loves to be in the great outdoors as well as riding and tinkering with his motorcycle.  David also enjoys home brewing, pickling and is rumored to be an excellent chef.

Practice Areas

Tax Representation

IRS and State Agencies. Income Tax and Payroll taxes.

Bankruptcy

Personal and Business. Liquidation and Reorganizations. Chapters 7, 11 & 13.

Real Esate Transactions

Commercial and Residential

Commercial Litigation

Contract, Fraud, Deceptive Business Practices.

Business Transactions

Buy, Sell or start from scratch

Collections

You provided the service/product now it's time to get paid.

Reviews

I have been doing business with Mr Ratowitz for over 8 years. He has been there for my family and I on every single transaction.. And there have been many, mostly commercial Real Estate on both ends, Purchasing and Selling. And a few Residential properties as well. Mr Ratowitz always takes the time to explain every detail of every transaction- He also is the most attentive person I have ever dealt with. Mr Ratowitz is an excellent attorney and a great person who really cares about his clients, and he doesn’t just work 9-5... Hes been there for us anytime we requested his assistance. He’s honest and straightforward and it’s been a pleasure doing business with him the last 8 years, and I look forward to the next 8 years!!
George S
David Ratowitz is one of the best lawyers I’ve had the pleasure of knowing! He has helped me in so many ways from my restaurants and my other businesses. He is very honest and upfront from the start! I have referred him to other friends and family members that have owned their own businesses. He is very honest, truthful and upfront with me from the beginning with all my business endeavors. He has helped me set up my corporation’s and has helped me From setting up my corporations to helping me in other legal matters. I can honestly say I trust David Ratowitz like family!!
Michael G.