About Elliott Hartstein
A lawyer for over 40 years, Hartstein has concentrated in real estate, business, and estate planning with wills and trusts. He has handled residential and commercial transactions throughout the metropolitan area. He has served as an outside counsel for several title companies and served as Chairman of several significant committees of the Chicago Bar Association, including the Real Estate Litigation Committee, the Mechanics Lien Committee and the Condominium Committee. He has conducted numerous seminars for the Bar Association, and has lectured for community groups on real estate transactions and on real estate taxation. He has served as legislation liaison for the Real Estate Committee and lobbied for legislative issues both in Springfield and in Washington. For many years Hartstein was a partner in a loop law firm before coming to the suburbs to practice law. Most recently he has been with David Stolman and Associates concentrating in real estate.
Hartstein obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul University College of Law, where he is was on the Board of Editors of the DePaul Law Review, and received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Elliott Hartstein has been active in his community and in the region and state in many capacities. Hartstein currently is a member of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Board (CMAP), representing Lake County, serving as Vice-Chairman. In that capacity he has worked on land use and transportation issues for the seven county metro- region. He is a former Mayor of the Village of Buffalo Grove, which position he held for 12 years, and also served as a Buffalo Grove Village Trustee and Commissioner of the Buffalo Grove Zoning Board of Appeals. He is a member of the Buffalo Grove Singers and Buffalo Grove Chamber of Commerce. He was founding President of the Northwest Suburban Jewish Community Center and a longtime Board member, and a former Board Member of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, and a former School Board Member of Adlai Stevenson High School District 125.He is a past President of the Northwest Municipal Conference and also has served as a member of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Board of Directors and as Vice President of the Illinois Municipal League.
Hartstein and his wife Judy, a long time teacher in School District 96, have lived in Buffalo Grove since 1977 where they raised their 3 children Joey (married to Alison), Jamie (married to Dr. Scott Tiplitsky) and Scott ; and are now the proud grandparents of Matthew, Emma, Ryder, Casey and Presley.