Robert M. Kaplan
Attorney Robert M. Kaplan is dedicated to assisting clients with family law, real estate law, bankruptcy law, estate planning, and probate matters. After receiving a degree in law from The University of Florida College of Law in Gainesville, and working as a Public Defender in Miami, FL, Attorney Kaplan made the move to Illinois to start his own practice in 1991.
Robert has been engaged in the practice of law for over 34 years, and is licensed in both Illinois and Florida, as well as the Northern District of Illinois. He graduated from the University of Florida in1983 with a Bachelor's Degree in Building Construction, and earned his Juris Doctor in 1986 from there as well. Robert began his legal career as a Criminal Defense Attorney with Public Defender's office in Miami, Florida. He has been living and working in the Chicago land area since 1990, and is very familiar with the various courts in Cook, DuPage, Kane, McHenry and Lake counties. In fact, Robert has also appeared in the courts of the neighboring states of Wisconsin and Indiana. As for his business background, Robert served as CFO/General Counsel to two international manufacturing companies in Cook County, and earned his MBA from Roosevelt University in 2003.
Robert's extensive trial and litigation experience give him the extra edge needed in the effective representation of all of his clients. His business experience and common sense provide his clients with added value because of his ability to see the big picture. Robert has built his reputation and practice based upon honesty, integrity, hard work and relentless preparation. He is dedicated to the effective and efficient representation of his clients, and possesses a unique background enabling to better understand his client's needs and to obtain their stated goals.
Robert’s civic and community involvement includes serving as a current member of the Illinois Association of Park Districts Board of Trustees, Past-President and current member of Hoffman Estates Park District Board of Commissioners, Past-President and current Board Member of the Beth Tikvah Congregation, member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.
Areas of Law
- Family Law
- Child Support
- Custody & Visitation
- Divorce (including Collaborative Law)
- Civil Union
- Bankruptcy Law
- Business & Commercial Law
- Estate Planning
- Real Estate
75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1990
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1989
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1991
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
J.D. - 1986
Roosevelt University, Chicago-Schaumburg Campus, Illinois
M.B.A. - 2003
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Bachelor of Building Construction - 1983
Honors: National Building Construction Honor Society
DMR International, Inc.
Kenneth Lehmann Construction
KPL Squared, Inc.
Available Upon Request
Professional Associations and Memberships
Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Member, 1991 - Present
Beth Tikvah Congregation, Past-President, Member, 1991 - Present
University of Florida Rugby Club, Member, 1981 - 1984
Hoffman Estates Park District-Board of Commissioners, President
Friends of HE Parks Foundation, Trustee
Past Employment Positions
Propheteer International (National Printing Co.), CFO/General Counsel, 1998 - 2006
Private Practice of Law, 1994 - 1997
Law Offices of Stephen B. Cohen, P.C., Associate, 1991 - 1993
Dade County, Florida, Assistant Public Defender, 1987 - 1990