Paul J. Montes II, Esq.
Board Member, Co-Vice President, and member of the Government Relations Committee
Windy City Habitat for Humanity

Paul J. Montes II, is a private practicing attorney with an emphasis in the areas of small institutions (non- and not-for-profit), business and real estate transactional matters. He currently serves on the Cook County Zoning Board of Appeals.

With more than 16 years of legal and business experience, Mr. Montes has served as president and CEO of a Chicago real estate brokerage, management, and development company. Through this experience, he has gained a highly practical and pragmatic point of view to legal representation, having acted as both client and attorney in many complex business and real estate transactions.

In 2009, Mr. Montes joined Windy City Habitat for Humanity to help develop quality affordable housing for families and the improvement of neighborhoods, one house at a time. He is a firm believer that housing is the cornerstone of a child's development and without a place to call home a child's future can be very bleak.

Over the years, Mr. Montes has dedicated his professional and personal time to several organizations including the National Bar Association, Founding Board Member of the Bronzeville Children's Museum, an Executive Board Member for the Children at the Crossroads Foundation, and Co-Founder of the Young Adult Board of DuSable Museum.

As a lifetime resident of Chicago, Mr. Montes business interests include the revitalization and development of property while philanthropic vision drives him to improving education for children and help revitalize impoverished communities.

Mr. Montes received his undergraduate degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and attended Loyola University of Chicago School of Law where he received a Juris Doctor degree in Law. Mr. Montes is licensed to practice in Illinois and has been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.