John Stanko graduated from St. John’s University (Collegeville, MN) in 1985 and The John Marshall Law School (Chicago) in 1988. He is a past Chair and legislative liaison of the Real Estate Taxation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. John has written and has spoken at many seminars regarding real estate tax sales and tax deed proceedings for the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal education and legal as well as financial institution platforms. John has been a court-appointed expert witness in litigation involving the Illinois Property Tax Code.
Before joining Stanko McCarthy Law Group, and becoming a partner, John spent 12 years as Corporate Counsel for two of the largest tax purchasers in Illinois, the last three years as Lead General Counsel. John has written legal opinion letters relating to the Illinois Property Tax Code for financial institutions and investors. John’s practice is concentrated in real estate taxation, tax sale, tax deed and indemnity fund litigation in addition to commercial and residential real estate transactions and real estate litigation.
John’s clientele in tax sale and tax deed litigation ranges from private investors to large corporate tax purchasers and servicing agents as well as private property owners, mortgage companies, banks, title companies and municipalities.