Laiss & Associates

Our Team

The Laiss Difference


The Attorneys and Legal Assistant Team



Michelle A. Laiss

The Law offices of Michelle A. Laiss and Associates was founded by its principal, Michelle A. Laiss in 1995.  Michelle was a trial attorney before starting her own firm, and is licensed in Illinois and Michigan. Michelle grew up in the Chicago area and was encouraged to enter the field of law by a High School classmate’s father, who was a Cook County Judge at the time. She was told that her energy, her quick mind and communication skills would be an ideal fit for the profession. Michelle earned her BA from Elmhurst College and then her JD from John Marshall Law School, both while working full time as a waitress to fund her education.

Michelle lives in Arizona with her two daughters and two dogs. In her free time, Michelle enjoys running, spin classes and even manages to keep up with book club reading. She has also never met a dog she did not like and is a huge supporter of animal rights and rescue organizations. Nicknamed, "the Energizer Bunny" by some, Michelle, is a genuine and highly capable professional, possessing excellent communication and organizational skills with exceptional energy. She is a true and loyal advocate for her clients.


Juris Doctor, 1994

Bachelor of Arts, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • Michigan



William D. Iversen

Mr. Iversen joined The Law Offices of Michelle A. Laiss in 2016 and has helped a plethora of clients successfully purchase and sell various pieces of property throughout the Chicago land area. Prior to joining the practice, Mr. Iversen attended Eastern Illinois University where he received a degree in Political Science with a minor in Pre-Law. He then went on to graduate from The John Marshall Law School where he earned his J.D. along with a certificate in elder law.

Mr. Iversen’ s reputation in the field is attributable to his constant attention to his clients and their agents. Mr. Iversen strongly believes in client communication and prides his practice on being able to effectively and accurately aid his clients through the real estate process.

In his spare time, Mr. Iversen enjoys snowboarding and spending time with his family.



Juris Doctor, 2015

Bachelor of Arts 2012

Activities & Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to the Illinois State Bar 2015
  • Federal Court, Northern District of Illinois 2016.

The Michelle A. Laiss Team

The legal team handles all aspects of the real estate transaction, including the assistance of preparation of many different types of legal documents, coordinating lender requirements to facilitate a smooth closing, and providing the necessary support to help guide clients through the entire legal process. We are passionate about helping our clients navigate through the logistics, often accompanied by lots of emotion, when selling and/or buying a home. We are dedicated to providing our clients with exceptional service.

Ali Klibanoff

Ali Klibanoff

Cindy Ramirez

Cindy Ramirez

Becca Vanderbok

Becca Vanderbok