A member of the State Bar of Illinois, Robert Lattas has been practicing law in Chicago for more than 10 years. In 1998, Robert Lattas completed an internship at the White House before going on to receive both his juris doctor and master’s degree in accounting from Indiana University Bloomington.
Although grade point average and Law School Admission Test scores figure prominently in law school admission decisions, the importance of additional factors like internships should not be underestimated; extracurricular experiences accrue great advantages to anyone planning to pursue a job after graduation.
Internships are important for several reasons. Firstly, many can help fund your education. Secondly, they offer access to employees at multiple levels and can become instrumental in establishing and facilitating the development of a professional network. Lastly, they demonstrate to prospective employers that you possess real-world experience and a familiarity with the expectations associated with work in your field.
The recipient of a juris doctor and a master of accountancy from Indiana University, Robert Lattas has taught at Nova Southeastern University and DePaul University. Robert Lattas has concurrently operated a private law practice, Lattas Law, in Chicago since 2002.
Real estate is one of Lattas Law’s primary areas of practice. Focused on residential real estate, its attorneys teach clients who are buying or selling properties about their legal rights and obligations, negotiate contracts, review documentation, and ensure that buyers receive clear and good title to their properties. Moreover, Lattas Law attorneys help clients understand various related financial considerations, explaining, for example, the consequences of how married couples categorize home ownership.
Business owners can also turn to Lattas Law for guidance. Among other services, the firm’s attorneys provide advice on company formation and structure and, after discussions with a client, can determine whether an S or a C corporation, a limited liability company, or a partnership would best serve the client’s purposes. Additionally, they offer counsel on high-level tax matters. To book an appointment with the firm, visit www.lattaslaw.com.