Samuel J. Schumer


Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Tenant Leasing

Banking and Finance

Commercial Litigation

Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Sam concentrates his practice in the commercial real estate and lending industries. He regularly represents real estate developers, landlords, tenants, property managers, contractors and tradesmen, national homebuilders, banks, investment funds, and private lenders in all aspects of their businesses. This includes handling courtroom litigation matters, negotiating deal terms, and drafting real estate and lending transactional documents.

Sam’s typical litigation matters involve contract disputes, business torts, commercial loan enforcement (including foreclosures and machinery/equipment repossession), construction and mechanics lien disputes, and landlord/tenant matters. On the transactional side, Sam negotiates, structures, and drafts lease documents, purchase and sale agreements, loan documents, and back-end lending deals, such as deed in lieu of foreclosure agreements and note/mortgage assignments and sales.

Sam began his legal career at a mid-size law firm in Chicago before joining MPS as an associate in 2011. The firm elevated Sam to partner in 2016.

“Going to court isn’t the only route to resolving a dispute. We’re well-versed in all types of alternative dispute resolution, and have helped many clients achieve favorable results in arbitration and mediation.”  


125 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2900 Chicago, Illinois 60606

T: 312-461-4311
F: 312-987-9854
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  • J.D., University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
  • B.A., University of Colorado


  • Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit