Let’s face it — law firms are often considered pretty stale and boring places. Although most things surrounding the law are serious, like big real estate purchaes, there are ways to make the experience less drab and a little more enjoyable. Patrick Loftus understands this more than most lawyers. By taking a highly personal approach with his clients, Patric has found a way around the bore.
While most law firms rely on suport staff to be the primary contact with clients, and their clients may not have a single conversation with their lawyer until the day of closing, if ever, that is not the case with Patrick.
“Each one of my clients gets to work with me directly. I don’t have an assistant handling the heavy lifting. If a client needs an hour of my time on the phone, I give it to them. They can call, text, email, fax, whatever, whenever they need to talk to me. I’m not trying to run the most efficient law firm — I’m trying to run the law firm that provides the best possible experience for my clients,” says Patrick.
Patrick’s favorite part of his business is the people he works with. “Ideally, I want to work with people who share the same client-focused philosophy as I do. But work doens’t have to always feel like work. I know that I’ve found a good person to work with when, more often than not, a work conversation turns into a personal one,” he says.
A fun-loving adventurer who happens to be addicted to podcasts, Patrick can strike up a conversation with anyone. So it’s probably no surprise to learn that he loves to travel both domestically and internationally — he usually travels two to three times a year to other countries. “My partner and I were in Los Angeles in January to celebrate her birthday at Universal Studios (I almost had to get involved when Puss in Boots started hitting on her), and we made a spur-of-the-moment decision to go to Washington, D.C., in August so that she could vote in the Belarusian presidential election. And in normal times, I sneak down to Florida to visit my sister and adorable niece as often as I can,” he says. Patrick also loves playing disc golf, hockey, cooking with his partner, watching “trashy” TV shows, and sneaking in a few rounds of FIFA or Fall Guys on Play Station 4 before going to bed.
“Life is too short not to have fun and enjoy the people you work with,” he says. “Don’t get me wrong, I take my business very seriously, because there is a lot on the line in each deal I handle. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t at least try and enjoy ourselves too, and have a laugh or two along the way to closing deals and making money.”
Patrick’s exciting life aside, when it comes to real estate, he knows his stuff. He’s had the good fortune to have seen the business from almost every angle. A Chicago native, Patrick grew up around real estate. His mother was a REALTOR® and his father owned a development and construction company.
Patrick worked construction in the field and then as a lawyer after he earned his degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the Paul M. herbert law Center at Louisiana State University.
“You could say that real estate is my blood,” he says. “Now, almost twenty years into practicing law, residential real estate transactions are my focus, and my clients get a premium experience. Buying or selling a home is an emotional experience for most people, and I enjoy guiding them through that experience.”
Patrick has also been playing a lot of disc golf recently and he invites you to hit him up for a round. “If anyone is curious about disc golf, contact me via email, and I’ll Amazon you a disc and take you for a round this spring,” he says.
Patrick and hiis partner
Patrick in Tbilisi, Georgia (country not state) at the top of the aerial
Patrick invites you to give him a call for your next closing at 773-632-8330 or visit http://www.loftus-law.com — and don’t forget that next round of disc golf for a coffee or beer if that’s more your speed