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Stanley P. Sklar

  • Dispute Resolution Services
  • 707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 600
  • Northbrook, Illinois 60062
  • Email:
  • Phone: (847) 272-2794
  • Cell: (847) 494-6543
  • Company Phone: (847) 272-2794
  • Fax:


  • Undergraduate: B.S. University of Illinois, 1960
  • Law School: Northwestern University School of Law, 1964

Professional Activities

  • American College of Construction Lawyers, Founding Fellow and President (1994)
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Elected Member
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators, President 2010-11
  • Real Property Division, Chair, Construction Financing Committee (1996-1999)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Executive Director for Arbitration Studies, DePaul University, School of Law, Center for Dispute Resolution
    Real Estate Law Section Council, By Invitation only (1983-1987)
    Alternate Dispute Resolution Section Council, By Invitation only (2001-2002)
  • Chicago Bar Association
    Committee on Real Property, (Chair 1991 1992), Subcommittees on Construction Mechanics Liens (Chair, 1973 1975), Committee on Alternate Dispute Resolution, (Chair, 1996 1997)
  • Adjunct Professor, John Marshall School of Law, Graduate School of Real Estate, Construction Law and Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Lecturer, Oakton Community College, Architectural Sciences Program
  • Arbitrator/Mediator, American Arbitration Association, Member, Select Panel for Large Complex Commercial/Construction Cases, Co-Chair, Advisory Committee for Construction Disputes for Chicago Region, Member, National Faculty for Training Commercial/Construction Arbitrators Member, National Committee, Dispute Resolution Committee, (AAA)
  • CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute
  • Associated General Contractors, Builders Association of Greater Chicago, Board of Directors, 1993 1996
  • American Subcontractors Association, Chicago Chapter, Board of Directors, 1986 1996, Chair, Government Relations Committee (1993-2000)
  • Construction Financial Management Association, Chicago Chapter, Legal Counsel. (1990-1992)
  • Illinois, Licensed Real Estate Continuing Education Instructor
  • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education – Master Teacher, Construction Law, Alternate Dispute Resolutions.

Professional Affiliations

ABA Committee on Dispute Resolution,ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry,American Arbitration Association Mediation Panel,American Arbitration Association National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee on Procedures and Resources,American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators,American Arbitration Association’s Construction Arbitrator Master Panel,American Arbitration Association’s Large Complex Case Panel,American College of Real Estate Lawyers,Association of Attorney Mediators,College of Commercial Arbitrators,CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution,ICDR Panel of Arbitrators,International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate,Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • Illinois Construction Law, Lead Editor and Contributing Author, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Illinois Mechanics Liens, Construction Litigation, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Illinois Construction Law and Mechanics Liens, Professional Education Systems, Inc.
  • Illinois Mortgage Foreclosures and Workouts, Professional Education Systems, Inc.
  • Illinois Lender Liability, Professional Education Systems, Inc.
  • Proof of Construction Damages, Journal of Real Estate Development
  • Bidding for Subcontractors, American Subcontractors Association
  • Troubled Construction Loan, Lead Editor and Contributing Author, Aspen Law Publications
  • Construction Loan Workouts, The ACREL Papers, American Bar Association
  • Illinois Mechanics Liens, Fifty State Lien and Bond Book, (Illinois) Aspen Law Publications
  • The Design Build Subcontract, Co author, Design Build Handbook, Aspen Law Publications
  • Selecting the Proper Construction Delivery System,
  • Construction Law Handbook, Aspen Law Publications
  • Illinois Public Construction, Fifty State Public Contracting, (Illinois) Aspen Law Publications
  • The Construction Contract, The Subcontractor’s Perspective, Construction Subcontracting Handbook, Aspen Law
  • Construction Risk in the New Millenium, 2001 Law Update, Aspen Law Publications
  • The Designing Subcontractor, Subcontractor Handbook, Aspen Law Publications
  • Construction Liens, Construction Law, Matthew Bender Publications
  • Arbitration, Construction Law Matthew Bender Publications
  • Liquidating Agreements, The Real Property Lawyer, American Bar Association
  • Uniform Construction Lien Law, with Steven Siegfried, The Construction Lawyer, ABA Forum on Construction
  • Common Pitfalls of Chance Orders and Extras, The National Glass Association
  • Risk Allocation, The Subcontractors View, ABA Forum on Construction Industry Annual Meeting
  • Effective Use of ADR in Real Estate, Real Estate Today
  • Practical Arbitration Tips, Construction Superconference
  • Project Financing, Construction Superconference
  • Partnering in Construction, ABA Real Property Section
  • Alternative Processes for Resolving Construction Claims, Engineering News Record
  • Dispute Resolution under the AIA A201, National Business Institute
  • Current Issues in ADR, International ADR Conference, University of Kentucky
  • Presenting Your Case in Arbitration, Practical Real Estate Lawyer
  • Mortgage Foreclosures and Mechanics Liens, Illinois State Bar Journal
  • Remediation Contracts in Construction, The Environmental Institute
  • On the Psychology of Incompetence in the Construction Process, The Construction Lawyer, ABA Forum on Construction
  • When the Banker Becomes the Builder, ABA Real Property Section

Speeches, Panel Discussions, and Seminars:y

  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Master Teacher
  • Chicago, Illinois State Bar Association and American Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association, Construction Law Conference
  • University of Kentucky, Construction Law Conference
  • National Glass Association
  • Petroleum Equipment Institute
  • National Fence Association
  • American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
  • Associated General Contractors, Chicago Chapter
  • American Subcontractors Association, National and Chicago Chapter
  • Construction Superconferences
  • American Arbitration Association, Chicago Region Office
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • Chicago Mortgage Attorneys
  • Environmental Institute
  • National Business Institute
  • Construction Law Institute, Midwest Conferences
  • Mechanical Contractors Association
  • American Bar Association Forum on Construction
  • American Bar Association Real Property Section
  • Construction Financial Management Association, Chicago Chapter
  • Nation Plant and Engineering Conferences
  • NeoCon Conferences
  • International Tile Exposition
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • ALI ABA, Modern Real Estate Transactions
  • PLI, Construction Law, Chair

Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois 1964
  • U.S. District Court (N.D. I11.), 1965
  • U.S. Court of Appeal (7th Cir.), 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1968

Community Activities

  • Legal Counsel, Northbrook Illinois Park District, 1973 1979
  • Chair, Board of Appeals, Northbrook Illinois Zoning Board of Appeals, 1973 1999 (Chair, 1989 1999)

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