Bruno W. Tabis, Jr. joined Haskin, Corrigan, Tabis & Parravano P.C. in 2013, bringing 40 years of legal practice experience with him. After graduating with honors from the Illinois Institute of Chicago, Kent Law School in 1973, where he served as editor and author of the Chicago Kent Law Review, Mr. Tabis joined the newly formed United States Environmental Protection Agency as an enforcement attorney in the Water Division.
During the two years he was with U.S. EPA, he negotiated water permits and participated in complex enforcement actions against numerous large dischargers, including U.S. Steel.

Mr. Tabis entered private practice in 1975. He has been a partner in several prominent Chicago law firms, most recently with Crowley, Barrett & Karaba before joining Haskin, Corrigan, Tabis & Parravano P.C. His practice and experience are extensive. Serving as general counsel for small and medium sized businesses, he concentrates on the formation and maintenance of corporations and LLCs, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters, contract negotiations and UCC issues, as well as consulting and advising the principals on general business matters.
Mr. Tabis is experienced in all aspects of commercial real estate, including purchases and sales, condominium development and conversions, project development and construction contracting, leasing, property management and environmental compliance, permitting and remediation. Mr. Tabis counsels business owners and individuals on estate and succession planning, preparation of Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney. He is experienced in probate proceedings and trust and estate management and administration.
Mr. Tabis also practices in the areas of financial institutions and finance, representing both banks and borrowers in loan documentation, mortgage and real estate financing, UCC financing, workouts, forbearances, renegotiations and short sales. Currently residing in the Stonebridge area of Aurora, Mr. Tabis had lived in Wheaton for 35 years, where he was active in the community. He was a founding member and on the original board of directors for the New 200 Foundation and was a long-time member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he served as President.

Bar Admissions

  • State of IIllinois Supreme Court, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1973


  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Juris Doctor with Distinction, 1973
    - Law Review Editor & Staff Member, 1971-1973
  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Bachelor of Arts, English Major, 1973

Professional Experience

  • Partner - Crowley, Barrett, & Karaba, LTD, Chicago Illinois, 2003-2013
  • Partner- Michael Best & Friedrich LLC. (formerly Schwartz and Freeman), Chicago Illinois, 1999-2003
  • Partner- Frank, Miller, Melamed & Tabis, Chicago, Illinois, 1990-1999
  • Partner- Anderson, McDonnell, Miller & Tabis (originally Anderson, Drolet & McDonnell), Chicago, Illinois, 1975-1990
  • Attorney- United States Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, Illinois, 1973-1975
  • Park Attorney, Rolling Meadows Park District, 1979-Present

Speaking Engagements & Honors

  • Chicago Bar Association-Presenter on environmental and real estate matters at multiple seminars.
  • Illinois State Bar Association-Presenter on environmental and real estate matters at multiple seminars.
  • DuPage County Bar Association-Presenter on Real Estate and Estate Planning (Tenancy by the Entirety and Transfer on Death Instruments) Illinois Institute on Continuing Legal Education—Presenter on Recent Real Estate Legislation
  • LORMAN Education Seminars-CLE presenter on finance, title insurance, survey, environmental and real estate matters at multiple seminars.
  • Omni Juris Banking Seminar, Annecy, France 1998-presenter Impact of Environmental Law on American Banks.
  • West Suburban Illini Alumni Association-Presenter on Choice of Business Entities
  • Instructor, IIT-Chicago-Kent College of Law, Real Estate Document Drafting (1978-79).
  • Coordinated Advice and Referral Programs for Legal Services (CARPLS), Chicago, Illinois - Advisory Board, Founding member, original board of directors
  • New 200 Foundation (The Network for Educational Excellence in Wheaton-Warrenville) - Founding member, original board of directors.
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating.
  • Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers, 2012 and 2014.


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Associations & Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Member, Real Estate Law Section Council (Chairman 1993-94)
    • Board of Editors, Illinois Bar Journal (1994-2001)
  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Member, Real Property Law Committee
    • Member, Business Law Committee
    • Member, Environmental Law Committee
    • Member, Commercial finance and Transactions Committee
    • Board of Managers (1983-85)
    • Chairman, Young Lawyers Section (1982-83)
    • Board of Editors, Chicago Bar Record (1989-91)
    • Editor in Chief, The Communicator (1987-88)
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
    • Member, Section of Business Law
  • DuPage County Bar Association
    - Member, Real Estate Law Committee
    - Member, Business Law Committee
    - Member, Estate Planning & Probate Committee
  • DuPage County Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association, Chicago, Illinois
  • Member, Real Estate Investment Association, Chicago, Illinois

Published Works

  • “Illinois Totten Trust: The Rights of Legal Representative of a Beneficiary Who Predeceases the Trustee”, Chicago- Kent Law Review: Vol 48, Iss. 1, reviewed in American Bar Association Journal , vol. 58, August, 1972, p. 876 ”Totten Trusts Tottering in Illinois” resulting in statutory revision of statute, now incorporated into “Illinois Trust and Payable on Death Accounts Act”, 205 ILCS 625/1 et seq.
  • “Illinois Conservator’s Right to Invade Joint Savings Account”, Chicago- Kent Law Review, vol. 48, Iss. 2, most recently cited by Wisconsin Supreme Court in Johnnie Russ vs. Elliott Russ (2007), 2007 WI 83, 302 Wisc 2d 264, 734 N.W. 2d 874.