Chris Sarris

Chris Sarris
Associate Attorney
Steven B. Pearlman & Associates

Chris D. Sarris joined Steven B. Pearlman & Associates in 2012. He was previously the head associate attorney at another reputable Chicago property tax law firm where he gained extensive real estate tax experience representing hundreds of commercial, industrial, and residential clients in Cook and its surrounding counties. Chris is an expert at navigating the appeal process and advocates very successfully at the local township assessors, the Cook County Assessor’s Office, numerous Boards of Review, the Property Tax Appeal Board, and the Circuit Court. Chris has successfully reduced his client’s assessments through strategic negotiations or by prevailing at hearings before the Boards of Review, the Property Tax Appeal Board and the Circuit Court. Additionally, Chris has been able to successfully obtain religious property tax exemptions for his clients as well as certificates of error.

After his admission to the Illinois bar in 2007, Chris began his legal career as a civil litigation attorney. His years of work in complex litigation involved representing clients in over 150 mandatory arbitrations and numerous jury trials. This experience has afforded Chris the confidence and ability to aggressively and knowledgably represent his clients through the entire hearing process at all levels of appeal

Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University Chicago in 2001 and went on to receive his JD from John Marshall Law School in 2006. At John Marshall, Chris was the President of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity (Stevens Inn). He is currently a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (“IPT”), the International Association of Assessing Officials (“IAAO”), the Real Estate Investment Association, the Chicago Association of Realtors, the American Bar Association and the Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois. Chris has focused his continuing legal education in the area of property taxation and has attended many taxation seminars through the Institute of Professionals in Taxation (IPT), the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), as well as monthly seminars offered by the local bar associations. Chris is also currently serving as a Hearing Officer for the Hellenic Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee.


Contact Chris:
Steven B. Pearlman & Associates – Attorneys at Law | 350 W. Hubbard Street, Suite 630 | Chicago, Illinois 60654
(312) 832-0123 | FAX (312) 832-7722 | cds@… stevepearlman.com