Who We Are

We are a law firm who has been in business for over 40 years! Our firm has been successful in securing tax reductions in Cook and surrounding counties.  We want to make filing your property taxes, whether they’re residential, commercial or industrial, less taxing. Who wouldn’t want a lower property tax bill? Our property tax lawyers and staff have unmatched experience with assessment appeals before the Cook County Assessor and Board of Review. We also have experience at the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board (“PTAB”), and in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Schiller Law is renowned and widely respected for our innovative, strategic and aggressive approach in successfully achieving maximum results.

Together, we will formulate a strategy to achieve your goals.

We care about your needs and pride ourselves on providing the dependable, personalized attention you deserve. Our team works closely with you to identify your objectives and provide an aggressive, creative and cost effective approach to litigation. Schiller Law’s representative clients include individuals, Fortune 500 Companies, and privately-held companies. Representative properties include apartments, office buildings, strip malls, industrial warehouses, hotels, shopping centers, airport facilities, leaseholds,landfills, nursing homes, hospitals, manufacturing facilities, vacant land, restaurants and all residential properties.

Meet Our Team

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Leonard M. Schiller

Tax Attorney

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Abby L. Strauss

Tax Attorney

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Melissa Cross

Senior Tax Analyst


“I’ve been a client of Schiller, Strauss and Levin for many years.  Leonard Schiller, Melissa Cross and  their entire team have saved me thousands in real estate taxes over that period of time. They are experts in their field and their professionalism and communication with their clients is unparalleled in the industry.  I highly recommend them.”

Ross P.

The best way to attract new clients is to take care of the ones you have.”

Nancy B.

Melissa and her team are the best in the business.”

Brian G.

“Your suggestion to use Melissa for property tax appeal turned out very well. They got it knocked down to $55k for next 3 years.  Last year it was $50k and cook county had tried to raise it to $72k”

Sarah C.

“Thank you for your diligent efforts and successful outcome. It is greatly appreciated.”

Jerry T.

“Own property in Cook County and want your taxes reduced? Call Abby. She knows real estate property tax law as good as anyone. We continue to use her services for many years.”

John O

“Abby's work as a real estate tax attorney is incredibly thorough! She has found tax reductions for many of my clients and myself!”

Susan M

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