Dedicated to Service

Wifler Law Group offers a variety of legal services to individuals and businesses in the Chicagoland area. Our team members each bring a unique background and skill set that allow us to best serve the individual needs of our clients. We provide legal services, guidance, and support in the areas of Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Mediation, and Litigation. Our attorneys are always available to answer your questions and help you feel comfortable with the legal process.

Real Estate

Wifler Law Group proudly represents individuals, investors, and corporations in residential and commercial real estate transactions. Our responsibilities include reviewing and drafting purchase and sale contracts, preparing closing documentation, conducting title clearance, overseeing due diligence, consulting on financing matters, evaluating loan documentation and composing private mortgages.

We understand that real estate transactions can be stressful. To that end, it is imperative to be represented by someone that understands the issues that can arise and is proactive in addressing those potential problems. We accomplish this goal, in part, through constant communication and discussion, from the moment the contract is signed until the completion of the transaction at the closing table.

While not every state uses attorneys for real property transactions, we believe it is vital to have a representative to protect your interests. Our goal is to advise, counsel, and most importantly protect our clients to ensure a smooth and successful transaction.


Our aim is to reach an amicable resolution to smooth your familial transition. While the prospect of court intervention is always necessary, it is important to discuss all available options prior to enduring the time and expense of litigation. Our firm is proud to offer the services of an experienced mediator and Guardian Ad Litem. By blending communication, diligence, and counsel, we ensure that your separation and custody issues are handled with sincerity and care. Our aim is to arriving at an amicable resolution in a low-stress environment to smooth the transition in your familial circumstances.


One of the objectives of transactional law, is to take the necessary steps to avoid the time and expense of entering the courtroom. However, judicial intervention can be necessary to resolve a conflict. Wifler Law Group handles litigation in a variety of areas including landlord-tenant disputes, evictions, and foreclosures. Our services include conducting research, filing pleadings, preparing motions, briefs, opinion letters, and memorandums and participating in all aspects of discovery.

Our Team


Cathy M. Wifler

It has been a pleasure practicing law for over 20 years in the Chicagoland area. I grew up in Lake Zurich, and as a Salvi, law was a part of my career from the beginning. I attended Marquette University and John Marshall Law School, graduating in 1989. My practice has been primarily residential real estate, as I enjoy meeting many people and assisting them with smooth closings on their sales and/or purchases. I also assist families in custody matters, as a Guardian ad Litem and as a Mediator, in Lake and Cook Counties. I am always happy to answer questions and meet with people interested in having us help them in any of these fields.


Bar Admissions:
  • Illinois, 1989 
  • U.S. District Court Northern District, 1989
  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1989
    · Juris Doctorate
  • Marquette University, 1978
    · Bachelor of Arts
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Lake County Bar Association, 1989-Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 1989-Present
  • Mediation Council of Illinois
  • Nominated for Best Attorney in SW Lake County

Matthew F. Howeth

Matthew F. Howeth is an attorney at Wifler Law Group, practicing primarily in residential and commercial real estate matters. Matthew focuses his efforts on representing individuals and corporations and works diligently to achieve successful results for his clients.

Prior to joining Wifler Law Group, Matthew served as a plaintiff’s attorney with a Chicago area firm. During his time focusing on litigation, Matthew gained an understanding of many of the issues that can arise during a transaction that lead to a conflict. Matthew applies this knowledge to each transaction to ensure that clients interests are protected both at present and in the future.

Matthew is a Lake County native and an Indiana University alumnus, graduating with a degree in financial management.


Bar Admissions:
  • Illinois, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2013
  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 2013
    · Juris Doctorate
    · Honors: Trial Advocacy Honors Council
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2010
    · Bachelor of Science
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016-2018
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Chicago Bar Association, 2013 – 2016
    · YLS Tort Litigation Committee Co-Chair, 2014-15
    · YLS Tort Litigation Committee Legislative Liaison, 2013-14
  • Lake County Bar Association, 2016 – Present
    · Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2013 – Present
    · Member
Published Works:
  • “Blurred Lines: When Can a Physician Testify Against a Nurse?” ITLA Trial Journal, Winter 2015

Wifler Law Group P.C.

103 W. Gilmer Road
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047
Phone: (847) 566-6882
Fax: (847) 566-6884

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