Attorney Bios:

847-395-6633

847-395-6644

Practice Areas:
Commercial & Residential Real Estate  | Corporate Law  | Estate Planning  

Professional Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association

Education:
Illinois Wesleyan University – B.A.
IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law – J.D.

Scott J. Gartner

Scott J. Gartner is the CEO of Merit Law Group (formally Gartner Law Offices, Inc.) in Chicago. His practice is concentrated in Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Corporate Law, and Estate Planning. Scott has nearly 20 years of experience representing clients in Chicago. surrounding counties and Southeastern Wisconsin. Scott has tried numerous cases in Cook and Lake Counties, as well as in the Federal Courts of Illinois and Wisconsin. He is also the Mayor of Antioch, IL.

An entrepreneur by nature, he is also the founder of RoadtoClose. Seeing a need to reduce missed deadlines and improve poor communication in the real estate process, he created the cloud-based, transaction management app RoadtoClose. The mission is to simplify the process from contract to closing for all professionals involved, while enhancing the experience for buyers and sellers.

Scott has a Doctor of Law (J.D.) focused in Law from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, as well as a B.A. degree in History and Business Administration from Illinois Wesleyan University.  He is currently licensed to practice in Illinois and Wisconsin, including the Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois and Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Notably: In addition to his legal career, Scott is committed to community outreach and development. Specifically, Scott is a member of the Antioch Rotary Club, Antioch Chamber of Commerce, Lake County Bar Association, and Illinois State Bar Association. Further, Scott is the former co-chair of the Lake County Bar Association Real Estate Committee. In his free time Scott enjoys spending time with his two daughters, golfing, boating, attending sporting events and concerts.

847-395-6633

847-395-6644

Practice Areas:
Real Estate  | Estate Planning | Traffic | Criminal Defense 

Professional Memberships:
Lake County Bar Association

Education:
Illinois State University – B.A. in Psychology
The John Marshall Law School – J.D.

Raquel Robles Eschbach

Raquel Robles Eschbach is the managing partner at Merit Law Group in Antioch, Illinois.

Raquel Robles Eschbach was born and raised in Lake County, Illinois. She attended Illinois State University, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology.  She subsequently obtained her law degree at The John Marshall Law School.  During law school, Raquel Robles Eschbach was a member of Law Review and interned as a 711 and a law clerk.  Upon graduating from law school with high honors, Raquel Robles Eschbach began her legal career at the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office. 

After many years serving as a prosecutor, she began practicing as private counsel in the areas of real estate, criminal defense and estate planning.  As a result of her educational and work experience, she has exceptional researching, negotiating and trial experience.  Raquel Robles Eschbach has negotiated hundreds of cases and has tried over 30 trials to verdict before judges and juries.

Raquel Robles Eschbach is committed to helping her clients achieve the best possible outcome in every case. She will work diligently at all stages of the legal process and will keep you apprised during every aspect of your case. 

In Raquel’s free time, she enjoys spending with time with family and friends and attending her children’s sporting events.   

    847-395-6633

    847-395-6644

    Practice Areas:
    Commercial & Residential Real Estate | Bankruptcy Law  

    Professional Memberships:
    Chicago Bar Association                                   Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association

    Education:
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN – B.A.
    The John Marshall Law School – J.D.

    Ryan Crotty

    Ryan Crotty is an Associate Attorney at Merit law Group.

    After serving as a bankruptcy attorney for the last 5 years in the Chicago area, Ryan has joined our team to help with all of your home sale/purchase needs. He is dedicated to helping clients understand the ins and outs of the legal process, while ensuring that transactions run smoothly.  

    Born and raised in Chicago, Ryan was educated at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, then Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. After teaching for several years, he decided he could best serve his community by becoming an attorney. He graduated from The UIC John Marshall Law School in 2013. 

    When he’s not working on a deal, Ryan can usually be found either biking around the city or bingeing on a good book series.