Joel A. Stein

Joel A. Stein

Joel A. Stein


Joel Stein joined Deutsch, Levy & Engel, Chartered in 2003. Prior to joining the firm, Joel spent four years prosecuting appeals in the Office of the Cook County State’s Attorney and then twenty years using that experience to assist community banks, financial institutions, and small businesses. Joel focuses his practice in the area of banking and secured lending, counseling and assisting clients in navigating all aspects of the relationship between lenders and borrowers, with an emphasis on creditor’s rights, bankruptcy and enforcement of obligations. Joel protects his clients’ interests in a wide variety of transactions, from aviation and maritime to real estate and moving inventory. Clients rely on Joel to guide them in enforcing their rights or protecting and preserving their interests through the negotiation and documentation of work out arrangements.

Joel has also provided course instruction on navigating federal tax liens His admission to the bars of five states and the District of Columbia enables him to effectively handle legal matters with contacts in multiple jurisdictions.


University of Chicago: Doctor of Law, 1978
SUNY at Buffalo: B.A., 1974


District of Columbia
New Jersey
New York
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court, New Jersey
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York


Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Creditor’s Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
California Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Florida Bar Association

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