Attorney Bios:



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

Professional Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association

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.



Practice Areas:                                            Litigation| Commercial & Residential Real Estate Probate  | Corporate Law | Municipal Law

Professional Memberships:                        Chicago Bar Association, Member                            Illinois State Bar Association, Member                  American Bar Association, Member              Member in good standing United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, District Staff Officer (DSO), including legal, civil rights, and legislative liaison.

Bar Admissions:                                              Illinois, 1975                                                              U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit                          U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit                          U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit                          U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

Robert A. Egan 


Robert A. Egan is an experienced trial lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. For almost 40 years, attorney Egan has focused on real estate litigation, business litigation, contract litigation including leases, ordinance violations including building court violations and license violations, divorce, and municipal law. He also does Appellate work in each of these areas and is proud to assist other attorneys who seek his counsel about their cases.