Michael Jon Shalbrack

Corporate & Business Transactions
Estate Planning, Administration & Probate
Real Estate
Not For Profit Organizations


Shalbrack Michael Jon

Mike Shalbrack’s practice covers a broad range of business issues affecting closely held business entities. He is a member of the firm and works in the Corporate & Business Law Group. He counsels clients on the formation of business organizations, corporate and partnership governance, the acquisition and sale of companies, real estate acquisition and dispositions, business financing and security agreements, leasing and miscellaneous business transactions. 

Mike’s practice also includes commercial and consumer real estate work, estate planning and administration, elder law and work with senior/nursing home and assisted living facilities. 

Mike also handles tax controversies before the IRS and State of Illinois, as well as matters before other administrative bodies. Mike also represents commercial and residential clients with tax assessment matters before local Boards of Review and the Property Tax Appeal Board. 

Mike is an advisor to non-profit organizations in the northern Illinois area. Mike is a regular speaker and panelist at bar association functions and other professional programs. Topics have covered entity selection and formation, estate planning, tax compliance and real estate tax matters.

DePaul University LLM-Tax 1990
DePaul University JD 1984
University of Wisconsin-Madison BBA 1981 (Finance, Banking and Investments | Business Management)

State of Illinois 1984
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois 1984
U.S. Tax Court 1990

Winnebago County Bar Association (President 2018-2019); Former First and Second Vice President; Former Treasurer; Former Business and Tax, Estate Section Chairman
Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association (Member)
Illinois State Bar Association (Member)
American Bar Association (Member)
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northern Illinois (Former President; Director)
Comprehensive Community Solutions, “Rockford YouthBuild” (Former Treasurer, Director)
Winnebago County Bar Foundation (Former Secretary, Director)
Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, (Former Advisory Board Member)
Certified Mediator, Arbitrator  17th Judicial Circuit Court

On June 17, 2017, Mike Shalbrack was awarded the 2017 Seely P. Forbes Memorial Award by the Winnebago County Bar Foundation. The award is given annually to the person in the legal community who best exemplifies the characteristics of kindness, courtesy, thoughtfulness, consideration and moral courage.  Mike was, at the time, the 29th Recipient of the Award in this 600+ member Bar Association.

“Leading Lawyer”, Illinois (2005-Present)
Martindale-Hubbell – AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated


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Hinshaw & Culbertson, P.C. (1987)
HolmstromKennedyPC (1987-Present)