Erica Minchella has been practicing law for over 30 years, concentrating in foreclosure defense and bankruptcy. She formed Minchella & Associates in 1999. She is the founder and President of the Association of Foreclosure Defense and serves as the Director of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Real Estate Section Council and President of the Skokie Chamber of Commerce. She has taught courses in bankruptcy and real estate law for the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Real Estate Institute, and is a featured instructor for the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education.