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The Chicago Law Firm to Call in a Crisis

Unique among commercial litigation law firms, we undertake challenging business lawsuits:  emergency business litigation, insurance coverage controversies, shareholder and LLC-member disputes (business divorces), all types of breach of contract claims, and legal malpractice cases.  In some cases, the emergency creates the challenge; in others, our opponents are well-funded and devious. We like the challenge.  Because our firm is the size of a boutique, we can often offer alternative fee agreements—contingent fee or a blend of hourly and contingent fee—that other firms find it impossible to match.

Experience and Expertise

We can do this because our top four lawyers have more than123 years of experience, most with big Chicago law firms.  I wrote a 600-page book on conducting commercial litigation in a crisis,  Handling The Business Emergency: Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions (ABA 2009).  Our new lawyers are recruited carefully to ensure that they have the right combination of brains and personality.  To win business lawsuits, it is best to be professional, competent, and aggressive.  Our youngest partner in the firm was named a Rising Star.

"We Love You Guys"

Our clientsare spreading the word.  Some typical compliments:

  •  “We’re going to have a toast tonight and we’ll definitely toast the two best attorneys in Illinois.  Thanks so much to both of you, for all your hard work . . . . Thanks for believing in us.  We love you guys . . . .”

  • “I was completely satisfied with the results of the lawsuit.  You all did a great job and I got the results I wanted.”

  • “I am extremely grateful for everything and extremely satisfied with the services.  Your firm has made a . . . difficult situation manageable and I’ve learned a lot.”

When I started the firm, we had eight clients and one lawyer.  Now we have eight (soon to be ten) lawyers, have served more than 350 clients and we appear in commercial litigation cases all over the country.  Grateful for our clients' trust in us, we will continue to earn it.

If you would like to learn how we can help you (our initial consultation is free), get in touch with me by telephone (312) 750-1822 or email.







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