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Your Future, Our Focus
Meet Front Door Legal

Navigate Your Future with Confidence

Real estate transactions and legacy planning are complex, and often intimidating topics, even for the most seasoned individuals. The landscape is often a maze of legal intricacies, from perplexing regulations and clauses to misunderstandings that can lead to disputes. But that's where we excel.

At Front Door Legal, our passion is simplifying this complexity for our clients, and removing the chaos from process. We're here to guide you away from potential pitfalls, demystify the legal jargon, and ensure you understand every step of your journey, whether securing a new home or planning for your family's future.

We're acutely aware of what's at stake—your home, your legacy, and your peace of mind. Our mission is to alleviate the stress that comes with these significant life decisions, providing clarity and confidence as you plan for today and tomorrow.

Meet the Team

Meet the passionate and skilled Front Door Legal Team devoted to offering legal advice and support tailored to your journey

Justin Strane

Founder and Managing Attorney

Justin's journey from a trumpet-playing, ice hockey fan growing up in Michigan, to a trusted real estate and estate planning advisor for his clients, is marked by passion, dedication, and a commitment to client well-being.

What truly enriches Justin's practice is the satisfaction derived from simplifying the complexities of residential real estate transactions and estate planning for his clients. He finds great joy in removing the chaos and stress often associated with these processes, providing clients with peace of mind and clear pathways forward. This client-focused approach, combined with a genuine love for his practice, enables Justin to create lasting impacts on lives, as evidenced by the homes and legacies he has helped clients secure across the Chicago area.

For Justin, his practice transcends real estate transactions and estate planning; it's about fostering community well-being and ensuring a secure future for each client he serves.

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Mari Mikolajczak

Operations Manager

Mari has a genuine passion for guiding homebuyers and families through their real estate and legacy protection journeys, turning a process that can often be fraught with stress into exciting milestones. She thrives on the unique nature of her role, where every day brings new challenges and opportunities to make a real difference in the lives of her clients. Mari finds deep satisfaction in demystifying the homebuying and legacy planning processes, ensuring clients are informed and comfortable every step of the way, translating complex legal jargon into everyday concepts.

Her commitment to making the client experience as smooth and straightforward as possible stems from her extensive experience working alongside Justin, gaining a comprehensive understanding of real estate transactions and estate planning. Mari's expertise and dedication to client service make her an invaluable asset to our team.


A proud Chicago native, Mari's enthusiasm for helping individuals and families in her community, particularly on the Northwest side where she grew up, shines through in her work.

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