Member Profile: Robert W. Berliner Jr.

Robert W. Berliner Jr.
Berliner Group
55 W. Monroe Street, Suite 2455
Chicago, IL 60603
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Tel: (312) 482-8100
Fax: (312) 642-6483

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Mediation; Arbitration; Med-Arb; Discovery Referee


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Robert W. Berliner Jr. has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Banking & Finance
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Family Businesses
Health Care
Legal Malpractice
Non-profit Organizations
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Real Estate
Shareholder Disputes
Title Disputes



Robert W. Berliner, Jr., is a practicing mediator and arbitrator and an accomplished attorney.  Of the cases he has mediated, about 95% have resulted in settlement.   He also acts as an arbitrator through FINRA (securities industry), Cook County and selection privately by the parties.  As an attorney, he has represented businesses of all types and sizes, including manufacturers, distribution companies, real estate developers and investors, contractors, financial institutions, and retailers. He has been a senior officer and general counsel of Jupiter Industries, Inc., a family-owned conglomerate with over $1 billion in revenues, and a partner and general counsel of Jupiter Realty Corporation, a real estate company with interests in office buildings, shopping centers, apartment buildings and hotels all over the country.   He has been a principal in many real estate investment and development ventures and been active in other business ventures.   He frequently makes presentations to attorneys and other groups on mediation and other alternative dispute resolution topics.

Bob is a highly respected educator and is a sought-after consultant and expert witness on real estate matters. With more than 30 years of legal and business experience, he brings an exceptional array of skills and insights to the mediation process, his arbitration practice, his law clients and the real estate marketplace.


  • Harvard Law School, J.D. magna cum laude
  • Harvard College, A. B. magna cum laude

Mediation Training
  • DePaul University College of Law, Center for Dispute Resolution, Certificate of Completion in Mediation, 40-hour course in Basic Mediation
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators, Advanced Mediation Training, “Avoiding the Line in the Sand,” San Antonio, Texas     
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators, “Portmanteau: Creating New Approaches to Mediation”, St. Louis, March 2010


  • United States Navy: Lieutenant, Supply Corps, USNR. Supply Officer on a nuclear-powered Polaris missile submarine.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Executive Committee Member and Charter Member, Illinois Chapter of National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (Alternative Dispute Resolution) 2013
  • Founding Member, Vice President and Secretary of the Illinois Chapter of the Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • Court-certified Mediator for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, in the Chancery Division’s Mediation Program and Law Division’s Court-Annexed Major Case Civil Mediation Program
  • Court-certified mediator for Civil Division, Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois
  • Adjunct Professor at the Stuart Graduate School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology (Real Estate Investment)
  • Lecturer and panelist at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (Legal Issues in Real Estate)
  • Member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association


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