Chicago lawyer faces legal malpractice suit over allegedly botched real estate deal

By Annie Cosby | Sep 3, 2014

A Cook County man is suing over claims he sustained monetary damages when his lawyer failed to properly negotiate a real estate transaction.

Boris Demianczuk filed a legal malpractice lawsuit Aug. 18 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Roxolana I. Harasymiw.

According to the complaint, Demianczuk retained Harasymiw to represent him in the $81,000 purchase of a property on West Rice Street in Chicago on Nov. 18, 2011, but was informed the local home owner's association had the right of first refusal, matching the sales price and canceling the other offer.

Harasymiw then received an email from the seller's attorney informing her the association had declined to exercise its right and Demianczuk could proceed with the sale, the suit states.

Demianczuk, however, claims Harasymiw failed to inform him of the email, and had he known, would have proceeded with the sale and been the owner of the home, which is now valued at $250,000.

Demianczuk is seeking the $169,000 difference between purchase price and value of the home in damages. He is being represented in the case by attorney Daniel J. Voelker of Voelker Litigation Group in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L008638.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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