KRAIN Costa Rica was founded in 2014 by Peter and Sarah Breitlander. Peter Breitlander is a U.S. licensed real estate broker who has 16 years of expertise in residential and commercial real estate. Sarah Breitlander is a United States commercial litigation attorney who practiced law at a large Chicago law firm for over a decade before co-founding KRAIN Costa Rica.
Peter Breitlander is the co-founder and co-owner of both KRAIN Costa Rica and KRAIN Chicago. He is a U.S. accredited real estate broker with 16 years of experience, and he recently completed his 1000th real estate transaction. Peter was the managing broker for the KRAIN Chicago office from its inception in 2006 to 2014, when he founded KRAIN Costa Rica.
Peter has been honored repeatedly by the Chicago Association of Realtors for being in the top 1% all of realtors for transactions and sales volume. Peter was fortunate enough to receive this prestigious award every year from 2009 to 2013.
Sarah Breitlander is a United States attorney and founding partner of KRAIN Costa Rica. As a U.S. licensed attorney, Sarah brings her wealth of experience to KRAIN’s clients. Sarah practiced law for over a decade in the United States before moving to Costa Rica. Specifically, she practiced at a large Chicago law firm, where she counseled and represented clients in various commercial disputes.
In 2012, Sarah was named among Chicago’s top “40 Under 40” Illinois attorneys to watch. For five consecutive years beginning in 2009, Sarah was named an Illinois “Rising Star” in Super Lawyers Magazine, a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of Illinois lawyers who are under 40. She also served for over 10 years on the board of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI), and was voted President-Elect of the WBAI before her departure to Costa Rica. Sarah was also 2011-12 Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Commercial Litigation Committee, and was the youngest attorney to ever chair that committee.
Sarah has also worked for various highly distinguished judges. She served as law clerk to the Honorable Anne M. Burke of the Illinois Supreme Court. In addition, she served as judicial extern to the late James H. Alesia and the Honorable Robert W. Gettleman, both federal judges in the Northern District of Illinois.
Sarah received her Juris Doctor Degree from the John Marshall Law School in 2003. In law school, Sarah received numerous scholarships for her academic achievements, and was also a member of the John Marshall Law Review.