Brian J. Blitz


Berger Schatz


161 North Clark Street Suite #2800
Chicago IL,
Phone: 312-782-3456


Traditional Client Representation and Litigation


  • Cook, Illinois
  • DuPage, Illinois
  • Kane, Illinois
  • Lake, Illinois

Legal Organizations

Illinois State Bar Association Sports Law Association American Bar Association, where he previously acted as co-chair of the American Bar Association Martial Property Committee Currently on the CLE Committee


Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for the practice of Family Law since 2013 Peer-recommended Leading Lawyers Network in 2013 and 2014. Named one of 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company in 2010 Named to the list of Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers from 2009 through 2015.

CLE Presentations

"How to Cross Examine a Witness," Co-presentation with Brendan J. Hammer, Chicago Bar Association, Winter 2015. "Intersection of Trust and Estate Law, Family Law, and Life Events," Chicago Bar Association Trust and Estates Section, October 2014. Panelist on CLE regarding Premarital Agreements, Chicago Bar Association Estate Planning Division, December 2011 "Dissipation of Marital Assets — Thinking About Slime," moderator, ABA Family Law Section, Fall 2011 "The Intersection of Death and Divorce," moderator, ABA Family Law Section, Spring 2010 "Estate and Gift Tax Issues Related to Transfers Incident to Separation or Divorce," moderator, CLE, ABA Family Law Section Meeting, Spring 2009 "Prenuptial Agreements — Intersection Between Divorce and Estate Planning," Chicago Bar Association Estate Planning Section, April 2007


"Should Your Client Remain Silent?" with Patrick Emerson, Family Advocate, Spring 2011 "Dissipation: Should Timing be a Factor?" Georgia Family Law Review, Spring 2009; also published in Chicago Law Bulletin, June 2006 "Marital Property in Illinois," American Bar Association Family Law Section Online Resource Center, available online at "Developing Income Information from a Schedule C and as a Shareholder of a Closely Held Corporation," with Barry A. Schatz, American Bar Association CLE Conference, Spring 2005 "Retainers and Client Trust Accounts," Author's Note, Illinois Practice of Family Law, 2005 Ed