Meet Us

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Jill Beda Daniels, Owner

Jill Daniels is an experienced attorney, mediator and advocate. She focuses her practice on residential real estate, estate planning and collaborative divorce and mediation. Jill earned her law degree from Loyola University Chicago in 1999 and her undergraduate degree from Illinois Benedictine College (now Benedictine University) in 1995. She began her career as a litigator, trying and arbitrating hundreds of cases.

Jill is a frequent speaker, regularly presenting to realtors, prospective home buyers and financial planners. She is a graduate of the Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) Mediator Mentorship Program and completed the 40-hour Basic Training Workshop in Domestic Relations Mediation with nationally renowned clinician, Zena D. Zemuta, J.D.  Jill is chair certified with the Mandatory Arbitration Center of Cook County and is a court-certified divorce mediator for financial and custody disputes.

Jill is married to Peter Daniels, whom she met in law school.  They reside in La Grange, IL, and have four children, one of whom was adopted from Ethiopia. She enjoys family time and loves photography.

Bill Mackie, Attorney

Bill is an experienced attorney and is available to represent buyers and sellers at closings.

Jim Saranteas, Attorney

Jim is Jill’s classmate from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law and is available to represent buyers and sellers in residential real estate transactions. Like Jill, Jim is an experienced litigator and advocate with over 15 years of experience. He is particularly versed in personal injury matters, insurance coverage disputes, shareholder  disputes, and appellate advocacy.

In addition to his professional development, Jim is passionate about mentoring law school students. For 15 years, he has been an appellate advocacy instructor and advocacy coach at the Loyola Law School.

In 2007, he was selected Advocacy Coach of the Year by the Loyola Advocacy Honors Program. And in 2012, the law school’s Board of Governors chose him for its prestigious St. Bellarmine Award in recognition for his distinguished contributions to the legal community.

He and his wife, Kristen, reside in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood.

Peg Mackie, Paralegal

Peg is Jill’s paralegal and available to clients, brokers and lenders. Peg oversees the real estate files for the firm and makes sure all tasks are complete and deadlines are met. She works closely with Jill and the clients and brokers to make sure that everyone’s closing is smooth and seamless.  Everyone would be lost without Peg!

Kathleen Swift, Office Assistant

Kathy is a traveling notary, available to meet clients to pre-sign their documents. Kathy also assists Jill and Peg around the office.

Liz Cornell, Jackie on the Spot

Liz is a traveling notary and helps Jill Daniels LLC with general office duties.