Erica has been featured in a number of major Greater Chicago media outlets as an expert in real estate law and foreclosure defense.

March 3, 2016 – CookCountyRecord.com 

HSBC to pay $470 million for mortgage abuses, but not enough, says foreclosure defense law association
“A leading foreclosure defense attorney said a recent regulatory settlement with mortgage lender HSBC is only a slap on the wrist.” Continue Reading →

February 26, 2016 – Illinois State Bar Association

January 11, 2011 – Chicago Tribune

Foreclosure Crisis Gives Rise to Defense Attorneys Group “Once upon a time, the practice of foreclosure law was a specialty that wasn’t in particular demand. But that was before the word “foreclosure” became the stuff of daily conversations and nightly newscasts.” Continue Reading →

March 2010 – Skokie Chamber of Commerce’s The Commerce Connection

Skokie Real Estate Attorney Working to Rebuild the Local Economy, One Client at a Time As our community begins to rebuild financially in the aftermath of last year’s economic earthquake, professionals like Skokie real estate lawyer Erica Crohn Minchella are leading the process, one client at a time. As an attorney with almost 30 years of experience managing real estate and financial matters in Chicago, Erica has found herself offering clients insight and solutions during unstable times.  While sensitive to the trauma many face, Erica also sees possibilities.  “This is a wake up call for many people,” she acknowledges, “but it’s also an impetus to face financial problems head-on, a real opportunity to lay the groundwork for future success. Some investors need exit strategies for soured deals in order to move forward with new projects.  Erica says she assesses such clients on a case-by-case basis, examining their legal and non-legal circumstances, and identifying solutions that minimize hassle and losses.  For others, the recession is an opportunity to purchase potentially valuable investments while the property market is down.  In these cases, Erica helps tackle the challenges presented in purchasing bank-owned properties or short sales. At the opposite end of the spectrum are homeowners struggling to keep current on their mortgage.  Erica says she tries to approach these problems in terms of long-term stability.  Short sales, foreclosure defense, and loan modifications are options she describes as means towards an end goal of financial freedom. “People can’t move forward until problems are addressed and made manageable,” she explains. “I want to put my clients in a situation where they are in control.” Erica’s local role in economic rebuilding is consistent with her personal commitment to the community.  As a life-long resident of Chicago who is President of Rotary Club of Chicago Far North and involved in various community and professional organizations, she feels a personal stake in seeing the area gets back on solid financial ground.  “My clients are my friends; they’re members of my community.  I want to see our area do well, and for that to happen, we need to clean up this mess and start building a better future.”