About The Firm

Bill Sandrick is a respected attorney with more than 20 years of exclusive practice in property tax and assessment law. Bill formed Sandrick Law Firm in 1997 and is dedicated to providing business owners and real estate investors with first class property tax representation. We often say: “When you have an office downtown, you tend to stay downtown and never develop an understanding of how property taxes impact the diverse commercial and industrial real estate markets in Cook County.” Understanding how property taxes and market values are linked, particularly in the south and southwest suburbs, is Bill’s first step in providing the type of representation you need to find relief for overtaxed property.

Our Staff

Bill Sandrick

Bill graduated from Butler University in 1988 and from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1991. He is active in numerous chambers of commerce, including the Chicago Southland Chamber, and has spoken at various seminars. He lives in Hammond, Indiana with his wife Leanne, their two sons Matthew and Joseph, and black lab Homer.


Joel Buikema

Joel joined Sandrick Law Firm after serving 15 years in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. He concentrates his practice on representing commercial and industrial property owners in challenging their property tax assessments.

At the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Real Estate Taxation Division Joel represented the Cook County Treasurer, Cook County Recorder and Cook County Assessor in various real estate tax matters. He also was one of the lead attorneys representing the Cook County Board of Review in litigation matters in front of the Property Tax Appeal Board. He handled thousands of valuation/specific objection cases on behalf of Cook County.

Prior to joining the Real Estate Tax Division, Joel was in the Criminal Division of the State’s Attorney’s Office and advanced to the Felony Trial Division.

Joel earned a B. A. in business from Calvin College and graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law with Senior Honors. He is a past member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee. Joel and his wife live in Chicago.


Lisa Elizondo

Lisa has been involved in the field of property tax appeals for approximately 15 years. She joined Sandrick Law Firm in 2008 and focuses on Cook County properties. She has extensive experience in all types of properties and is well versed in the Assessor, Board of Review and Property Tax Appeal Board levels. Lisa is married with four children.


Beverly Lang

Beverly has more than 20 years of exclusive practice in property tax assessment law and is well versed in the field of real estate tax law. As a Senior Analyst at Sandrick Law Firm, Beverly represents business owners and individuals in Cook and the collar counties including Will, DuPage, Lake, Kane and McHenry. Beverly attended Bradley University in Peoria. She enjoys gardening and biking, and is an avid football fan.


Adriana Ratulowski

Adriana joined Sandrick Law Firm in 2014 with more than 10 years experience in real estate tax appeals. Throughout her paralegal career, Adriana has assisted attorneys in handling tax appeals for numerous commercial and industrial properties, apartment complexes and other types of buildings. She is well versed in Cook County and collar counties assessment appeal processes and rules. Adriana speaks fluent Polish.


“Owning industrial real estate in South Cook County is a very difficult endeavor because of the increasingly high tax rates. Sandrick Law Firm has helped us navigate and thrive in this difficult landscape through innovative approaches, attention to details and aggressive pursuit of all the remedies the system allows. I always recommend Sandrick Law Firm to anyone who asks about Cook County Property Taxes.” Mitch Simborg, President – Simborg Development