Michael J. Berger


Berger Schatz LLP


Ste. 200 300 E. Illinois Road
Lake Forest IL, 60045
Phone: (847) 405-9500
Fax: (847) 405-9563
Berger Schatz
Ste. 2800 161 N. Clark St.
Chicago IL, 60601
Phone: (312) 782-3456
Fax: (312) 782-8463


Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation



  • Cook, Illinois
  • DuPage, Illinois
  • Kane, Illinois
  • Lake, Illinois
  • McHenry, Illinois
  • Will, Illinois
  • Winnebago, Illinois

Legal Organizations

Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association. Lake County Bar Association.

CLE Presentations

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 9th Annual Family Law Conference, "Presenting and Cross-Examining Financial Experts", April 2010; AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce, "Dissecting a Business Valuation Report," May 2008; CBA: Trust Law Committee, "The Estate Planner's Guide to Divorce, "February 2008; Lecturer, IICLE: Business Valuation, Financial and Tax Issues Affecting Divorce, "Creative Financial Settlements", January 2007; Chicago Estate Planning Council Seminar, 2003; Business Valuation Resources, LLC, "Entity vs. Personal Goodwill," National audio conference, August 2003; Business Valuation Association, "Personal vs. Enterprise Goodwill," 2003, Northwest Suburban Bar Association; AICPA/AAML, National Conference on Divorce: Property/Complex Financial Issues, 2002; Clifton Gunderson LLC Seminar, The Financial Side of Divorce: Deposing a Valuation Expert, 2001.


Author of numerous articles for the American Bar Association, Illinois Journal of Family Law and other organizations.

AAML Chapter

Illinois Chapter, Admissions Committee, 1993-1994, Board of Managers 1987-1989.