Litigation

Defended a developer in a complex foreclosure action involving extensive lender liability and related claims. Issues involve tenant improvement escrows, receiver and receivership issues, as well as underlying landlord/tenant litigation arising out of the dispute.

Represented high-net worth client with regard to vacating an arbitration award in a labor dispute over operation of private aircraft and quashing citation to discover assets.

Defended a national grocery store chain in an action to enjoin the development of the store’s site. Plaintiff claimed a violation of a reciprocal easement agreement. After a two day bench trial, including multiple experts’ testimony, the injunction was denied.

Represented investor in closely held ventures pursuing a complicated commercial fraud and breach of fiduciary case involving more than $40 million in damages.

Defended and counterclaimed on behalf of insurance company in complex reinsurance dispute. Three week trial held in federal court in Kansas City, Kansas, involving numerous fact and expert witnesses. Settled very favorably post trial.

Represented insurance company in one week federal court trial against defendants for premium fraud and obtained compensatory and punitive damages verdicts.

Represented insurance company in federal court trial against trucking company and successfully obtained verdict for unpaid premiums.

Representation of insurance clients in personal injury and other insurance defense related matters.

Represented real estate investor group in pursuing alter ego/fraud claims against corporation and its officers controlling multiuse buildings.

Represented large insurance company in numerous worker’s compensation premium fraud and collections matters before the Illinois Department of Insurance.

Defended school official in six week federal trial involving Section 1983 and Title IX claims stemming from alleged sexual abuse of students by a faculty member.

Defended Illinois Department of Children and Family Services employees in two week trial involving alleged Section 1983 violations brought by family of individual accused of abusing a child in a daycare center.

Represented corporate and individual defendants in employment related matters including discrimination and covenant not to compete cases.

Successfully represented both large and small corporate and individual clients with regard to governmental investigations and subpoenas, including individual officers and companies.

Represented entrepreneur in complicated, trademark, free speech and Internet-usage matters, including representation before an arbitral panel of the World Intellectual Property Organization, and successfully obtained an emergency stay of that matter, as well as successfully defeated a motion for summary judgment before the District Court.

Represented manufacturer in patent, trademark and trade dress dispute against key competitor and provided counsel with regard to licensing negotiations.

Represented product placement advertising business in dispute against furniture manufacturer for misuse of intellectual property and contract violations.

Represented major pharmaceutical company in a multi-billion dollar patent dispute and conducted a three week bench trial on the matter.

Represented major telecommunications provider in a significant patent dispute which resulted in a jury trial lasting several months.

Representation of commercial clients in intellectual property actions, including trademark and patent infringement and licensing matters.