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Harris Winick Harris LLP is a boutique commercial law firm formed by a core group of talented attorneys with over 100 years of collective experience representing clients locally, regionally and nationally in sophisticated commercial matters. Our attorneys are considered "go-to" counsel for high-stakes complex litigation and transactions. We deliver high-quality, results-driven legal services to a broad cross-section of the business community. Learn More...

We focus our practice in four core areas: Complex Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Construction Transactions, and Tax Controversy and Tax Planning. Our national practice involves a broad range of cases on behalf of large sophisticated businesses, including complex breach of contract disputes, construction disputes, intellectual property disputes, tax controversy and other tax matters, and other claims. We also provide ongoing transactional representation including tax planning services for many of our clients.

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Harris Winick Harris Welcomes Two New Attorneys

Harris Winick Harris is pleased to announce the hiring of two accomplished lawyers, Andrea M. Despotes and Marisa K. Perry.  For the full announcement, click HERE.

Jeffrey Charkow Gains Membership to SOICA

Harris Winick Harris congratulates Jeffrey Charkow on becoming a member of the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys (SOICA). Mr. Charkow was nominated for membership by his peers because of his demonstrated expertise in the field and his high ethical and professional standards.  Robert Harris, Jeffrey Winick, and John-Paul Lujan are also members of SOICA.

JULY 2014

Harris Winick LLP Expands by Adding Highly Regarded Tax Controversy Legal Team

A pair of nationally prominent senior tax partners from Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP have joined Harris Winick LLP to form the Firm's new Tax Controversy and Tax Planning practice group.  With a combined 60+ years of legal experience, Ken Harris and Bob Bedore will collaborate, as they have for the past 14 years, to provide the highest quality tax counsel and advice to their clients both in tax controversy and tax planning matters.  The Firm will now be called Harris Winick Harris LLP. 

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From the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

APRIL 2014

Firm Prevails in Jury Trial of Pro Bono Matter

The Firm, in partnership with the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law, represented an African-American individual alleging claims of racial discrimination associated with his employment at a local restaurant. The plaintiff prevailed in a jury trial in the Northern District of Illinois and was awarded not only all the past and future wages claimed, but was also awarded punitive damages. Daniel Dorfman and Alexander Rozett were pleased to work with the Chicago Lawyer’s Committee in handling the matter.

MARCH 2014

Robert Harris Appointed to AAA Roster of Neutrals

After having served as an arbitrator in a series of high stakes arbitrations over the past several years, Robert Harris has been appointed to the American Arbitration Association’s Regional Roster of Neutrals. The American Arbitration Association (AAA), which is the nation's leading provider of alternative dispute resolution services, selected Mr. Harris based on his outstanding qualifications, accomplishments and reviews from the prior arbitrations. Bob has a unique ability to manage the alternative dispute resolution process, evaluate and apply legal, business or trade principles in a fair and equitable manner and is looking forward to working with parties to seek resolution of their disputes. 


Firm's Attorneys Designated in The Best Lawyers in America

The Firm recognizes partners Jeffrey Winick, Robert Harris and John-Paul Lujan for being selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014.  Jeffrey Winick received a special designation as Lawyer of the Year in Chicago for Construction Litigation for 2014.  Furthermore, the Firm was ranked Tier 1 nationally for construction litigation by US News “Best Law Firms.”

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The Firm Completes Design and Construction Contracts for Large Multi-Million Dollar Hotel and Resort Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Firm’s attorneys represented a publicly traded international hotel chain in connection with the drafting and negotiating of all design, consulting and construction agreements for the development of a hotel and resort in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where the costs of construction were estimated to be in excess of $300 Million. The representation involved close coordination with local Brazilian counsel and successful navigation of cultural and language barriers. 


Daniel Dorfman Earns LEED Green Associate Credential

The Firm is pleased to announce that Daniel Dorfman has earned the credential of LEED® Green Associate from the U.S. Green Building Council. Professionals who aim to become a LEED Green Associate must demonstrate their knowledge of current sustainable building principles and construction practices, as well as exhibit a dedication to be an active participant in the green movement. 

For more information about LEED® Certification and Credentials, click here.


Firm's Attorneys Contribute to IICLE Publication

Jeffrey Winick, John-Paul Lujan and Jeffrey Charkow have recently published a chapter entitled Claims for Disruption/Loss of Productivity for the IICLE® Construction Law Library devoted to the litigation of construction disputes. Mr. Charkow made a presentation involving these issues at the IICLE Critical Issues in Construction Litigation seminar in October 2013.

For more information on the publication, click here.


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