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Complex Commercial Litigation

The Complex Commercial Litigation Practice

Our lawyers have built a reputation for representing public and private companies in significant commercial disputes that often are described as "bet-the-company" cases.

We are known for our:

  • National Scope.  We represent our clients across the United States and have successfully tried numerous multi-million cases to verdict, and through appeal, in both federal and state courts, and in arbitrations and mediations. 
  • Cost Effective Approach. We understand that obtaining the desired outcome is more than just winning the case – it means winning the case within budget and meeting the client’s expectations. Like the Am Law 100 law firms, we provide the same level of experience and knowledge to any of our clients most sophisticated matters. We do so, however, more efficiently and effectively by leanly staffing our cases and incurring only the necessary costs to achieve the client’s objectives.  
  • Dedication to our Clients. From the outset of the case through the conclusion of the matter, we are guided by the singular principle of making the client’s most important litigation objectives our own. Understanding our clients’ goals in litigation and through trial, and taking all necessary steps required to achieve them, are part of our fundamental core values.  
  • Breadth of Industry. Our nationally recognized trial skills enable us to quickly comprehend complex matters and represent a wide range of clients—hotel and hospitality companies, national restaurant chains, real estate management companies, manufacturers, high net-worth individuals, technology ventures, financial institutions, logistic and transportation companies, professional service companies, and product-specialty suppliers, to name a few. 
    • Representative engagements have included:
      • Won a multi-million dollar jury verdict against an international airline company on behalf of a computer integration firm after a five-week federal jury trial
      • Favorably represented a major railroad company in a million dollar dispute against the City of Chicago
      • Successfully represented high net worth partners in partnership dispute in state court action
      • Obtained favorable reversal of judgment on appeal in real estate option contract dispute before the Illinois Appellate Court
      • Successfully defended against an eminent domain proceeding on behalf of business owner against a major municipality
      • Obtained a favorable arbitration award on behalf of a national restaurant chain in $35 million dispute 
      • Successfully represented the co-founder of a public company in an employment dispute
      • Succeeded in defending client in patent infringement litigation alleging more than $150 million in damages in the federal courts of New York 
      • Successfully tried to jury, after a 4-week trial, a multi-million dollar verdict against a prominent Chicago real estate developer