Areas of Practice

Our appellate practice group has prosecuted and defended appeals before the Illinois appellate courts, the Illinois Supreme Court and the Federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Our appeals involve a wide range of issues, including bankruptcy, commercial litigation, foreclosure and regulatory matters. Our comprehensive knowledge of state and federal appellate rules and procedures, along with insight into judicial perspectives, allows us to focus our energy on effective appellate advocacy and argument.

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Our commercial litigation practice involves the litigation of complex matters in the federal and state courts in Illinois and other courts around the country. From start to finish, our approach to litigation is to serve both as a counselor and advocate. We are dedicated to determining the best solutions for our clients and achieving fast and positive results. Our approach to litigation ensures our clients are actively engaged throughout the process. We understand that the cost of litigation is a key factor in determining goals, finding solutions, and achieving successful results.

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We provide personal attention to businesses with respect to a wide range of matters. We advise and counsel businesses from start to finish. We begin by assisting business people in selecting the best business organization for their needs and form those entities. We advise and update our clients on legal developments and regulatory compliance requirements affecting our clients’ businesses. Our hands on approach focuses on making our client businesses succeed in a cost competitive environment.

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We routinely work with clients to maximize their post-judgment recovery for non-performing assets and money judgments. We realize that once a judgment is obtained, our job is not complete. We help our clients enforce judgments by issuing citations to discover assets, seeking garnishments and wage deductions, turnover orders, levies of personal property, orders of replevin and detinue or other means to achieve satisfaction of the debt. And if a debtor declares bankruptcy, our lawyers have decades of experience handling bankruptcy matters throughout the state of Illinois.

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Our mortgage and foreclosure practice group concentrates on representing mortgage lenders in litigation. We prosecute residential and commercial mortgage foreclosures including all incident and ancillary proceedings, including building court, bankruptcy, mortgagee-in-possession, receivership, post-judgment eviction. Our team also negotiates loan modifications, workout plans, short sales, deeds in lieu of foreclosure or judicial foreclosure. We have experience with all aspects foreclosures including priority claims, title disputes, and placing receivers or mortgagees in possession of the properties.

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Our probate practice group handles matters in the complete scope of probate litigation; everything from simple decedents’ estates, guardianships, creditors’ claims, citation proceedings to will contests. We represent fiduciaries, creditors and lenders in complex citation proceedings involving the disposition of mortgage interests of deceased and disabled borrowers.

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With over forty years of experience, our Real Estate Litigation practice group provides full service to our clients in all matters related to their real estate needs. We represent parties engaged in real estate disputes with sellers, buyers, landlords, tenants or neighbors. We represent insurers in defending real estate title claims. Our diverse experience also includes litigation of consumer claims including truth and lending, equal credit opportunity, fair housing, fair credit reporting and consumer fraud. Our full service approach to dealing with the non-performing assets includes collection of deficiency judgments and guaranties, evictions of tenants and negotiating the sale of REO properties. We represent lenders when they are requested to repurchase mortgages by their assignees.

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We represent clients in the acquisition and disposition of residential, commercial and industrial real estate throughout Illinois. In addition, our experienced team handles lease transactions for landlords and tenants. We also provide loan advice and documentation services to developers, lending institutions, investors and borrowers.

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We advise businesses and individuals in state and national licensing matters. Our firm advises banks and other financial institutions regarding operations and day-to-day management issues. Our depth of experience in the banking industry ensures that our clients are accurately advised and counseled. We represent our clients in a wide range of regulatory matters, including licensing, examination, supervision, discipline, and throughout the administrative hearing and appeal process. We have particular expertise before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, having worked closely with that organization for decades.

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