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Sam Borek

Since 1977, banking and real estate attorney Sam Borek has been the founder and managing partner of the Law Offices of Borek & Associates, P.C.. Mr. Borek’s practice focuses on banking, real estate, business and commercial law and estate planning. His expertise includes assisting clients with complex business planning issues such as corporate and partnership agreements, multi-state and estate planning, as well as consulting with companies in transition. Mr. Borek has over four decades of experience counseling Boards of Directors, Committees of Independent Directors and management of public and privately owned companies in matters of corporate governance.

Sam Borek is also a highly esteemed banking attorney.  Since the late 1990’s, Borek has been actively involved in the banking industry, most recently named vice chairman of OptimumBank holdings in December 2009.  Borek joined OptimumBank in 2001 and the holding company in 2004. He has also served as the Chairman of the Board of NCB Holdings, Inc., the parent company of New Century Bank in Chicago and as Co-Chairman of the corporate governance, compensation and ethics committee while serving as a member of the audit committee of both banks.

Mr. Borek is actively involved in Real Estate Development and Rehabilitation, acquiring and rehabilitating residential homes, numerous commercial shopping centers, offices buildings and nursing homes. As a crucial part of this work, he has prepared numerous private placement documents and REITs in order to provide guidance to potential investors. Sam also owns a number of closely held companies and serves as an office and director of Lakeview Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre Inc., Estate Properties, Summit Realty and CBS Development Corporation.

In addition to his business and legal interests, Mr. Borek is very involved in community service.  In the late ‘90s, he served as the President of the Board of Education of Niles Township High School District 219 – his tenure was ten years. He is a member of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys as well as a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association.

Attorney Sam Borek received his Bachelor degree from the University of Illinois with honors and his J.D. from DePaul University with honors.      

Awards and Honors
Those Who Excel – Illinois State Board of Education Award of Recognition
Level II Leadership and Development Award – Illinois Association of School Boards
Editor in Chief – DePaul Law School Newspaper
DePaul University Law Review
Research Assistant – Illinois Legislative Condominium Commission
Arion Music Award – Illinois State Scholarship
DePaul University School of Law,  J.D. with honors, 1975
University of Illinois Urbana, B.A. with honors, 1972
Von Stuben High School, 1968
Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
North Suburban Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
National Association of Realtors
Community Involvement
Past President, School Board – Niles Township High School, District 219
Niles Township Legislative  Coalition, Executive Board Member
U.S. Chairman for Karate – Maccabiah Games
Director, Midwest Friends of Israel Sport Center for the Disabled
Director, North Shore Martial Arts Academy

Daniel Borek

Daniel Borek is an associate attorney at Borek & Associates, P.C. where he focuses on real estate, corporate law, and estate planning. Before graduating from law school in 2009, Daniel worked as a law clerk at the firm for assisting with legal research and drafting complaints on a wide variety of topics including commercial and residential real estate transactions and corporate law.

Daniel passed the Florida Bar in 2009. Prior to earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Mr. Borek received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Law. In May 2010 Daniel Borek was admitted to the Illinois Bar.

Daniel is dedicated to giving back to the community and has volunteered for many years at the Lakeview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and as a karate teacher for athletes with disabilities for N.S.M.A.A.

Jennifer F. Kuzminski

Jennifer F. Kuzminski joined the firm as an associate attorney in May of 2012. Jennifer has over thirteen years experience in estate planning, probate and elder law practice. She has expanded her practice to include commercial real estate transactions, including lender representation.

Jennifer is a member of the esteemed Chicago Estate Planning Council a member of the Chicago Bar Association, and the Illinois Bar.

Jennifer is a 1999 graduate of DePaul University School of Law. Jennifer has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Grainger School of Business.


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