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Commercial

Our business clients include banks, real estate financing and investment firms, hospitals, corporations, insurers, partnerships, and not-for profit companies and organizations. We are retained in matters ranging from advice and contract drafting to disputes involving breach of contract, business torts, UCC claims, unfair competition, foreclosure, regulatory matters, retaliatory discharge, fraud, intellectual property counseling and litigation, and complex insurance issues. 

We regularly consult with clients to provide litigation avoidance strategies to best protect their interests and to lessen, if not prevent, exposure to unnecessary business problems before they occur. When such threats cannot be eliminated, we focus on putting our clients in the best possible position to prevail in any potential dispute.

When litigation is indicated, we rely on our extensive trial expertise. We have tried numerous cases in multiple jurisdictions, and we are known as one of the leading trial firms in the Midwest. Our expertise includes complex litigation, class actions, multi-jurisdictional litigation, and administrative proceedings. However, we recognize that trial is only one tool available to our clients, and we also focus on creating solutions that are effective both in achieving the right result and in making sense economically. We employ pre-litigation strategies to resolve disputes quickly, and we regularly use mediation and arbitration to achieve the desired end. In court, we target issues for dispositive motions and work proactively to expedite the litigation process.

It is important to let other parties to a dispute know that you are prepared to take an action to verdict if necessary to achieve an equitable result. Having lawyers who are recognized as knowing how to successfully try a case is essential in communicating that message. Our experience separates us from many other firms with little or no reputation or substantive experience in the courthouse.

No matter what the issue, our goal is the same: to provide our clients with proactive and individualized service at a reasonable cost.