Michael J. Berger

Principal

Our clients trust us with everything they have. We protect them with everything we have.

Michael Berger is a respected negotiator and experienced litigator who is a recognized authority in the financial and business aspects of family law proceedings. 

Michael represents professionals and high net worth individuals in divorce actions involving complex issues, including business valuations, segregation of personal and enterprise goodwill interests, and protection of non-marital assets from a spouse’s marital claim. He counsels clients in all areas of family and matrimonial law, including premarital and postmarital agreements, marital settlements, parenting agreements, child custody, and child support matters.

Approach

Michael employs creative solutions to complex, high net worth, contentious matters. An aggressive advocate for his client’s rights, he boasts an enviable record at the negotiating table and in the courtroom.  

Reputation

Michael has been named to the Leading Lawyers Network since its inception in 2003 and is one of a select group of attorneys to earn a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® peer rating. He also has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publication of its kind, since 2009. Michael has been selected annually for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers list since 2005 and was profiled in the 2013 Super Lawyers publication. 

Professional Recognition 

  • The Best Lawyers in America® for the practice of Family Law, 2009 – Present 
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2005 – Present  
  • Leading Lawyers Network, 2003 – Present  
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® 

Firm Administration

  • Executive Committee, Member
Michael J. Berger, Principal.

Contact

mberger@bergerschatz.com
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Education

Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago–Kent College of Law, J.D.

Roosevelt University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Professional Leadership

Chicago Bar Association, Member

Lake County Bar Association, Member

Illinois Bar Association, Member

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow