PRACTICE AREAS

Employment Law

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Employment law covers all rights and obligations within the employer-employee relationship -- whether current employees, job applicants, or former employees. Because of the complexity of employment relationships and the wide variety of situations that can arise, employment law involves legal issues as diverse as discrimination, wrongful termination, wages and taxation, and workplace safety. 


We have represented clients in a wide range of employment matters, including employment discrimination and retaliation, wrongful termination, wage claims, claims regarding retirement benefits, suspension/revocation of a professional license, claims for unemployment benefits.  We have also negotiated and drafted both employment contracts and severance packages.    


We can assist clients with filing or defending against charges of discrimination and/or participating in investigations by the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the E.E.O.C.  We have also represented employees or employers in administrative proceedings before the Illinois Department of Insurance, the Illinois Department of Labor, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

EMPLOYMENT LAW QUESTION?

Business Law/Commercial Litigation

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Business disputes and issues can quickly evolve into complex commercial litigation. If you have a business or contract dispute you need a skilled and experienced lawyer to handle your legal matter.

We have experience with a variety of commercial litigation issues.  We will provide clients with innovative strategies to efficiently resolve all types of business disputes, including, but not limited to: breaches of contract or interference with contract, breaches of fiduciary duty, corporate and partnership dissolution, fraud, and intellectual property disputes.


We can also work to prevent disputes through contract review and legal advice on business decisions and ventures. Though we have the litigation experience necessary to protect your interests, we understand sometimes prevention of litigation is the best way to safeguard your business and save you money.

BUSINess law/commercial litigation question?

Civil Litigation

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Civil litigation is the process that allows individuals, businesses and other entities to use the courts to settle disputes.  Usually, one of the parties is seeking a money judgment or some other remedy from a judge to make them whole or to end further harm.  When a legal dispute arises, it is always in your best interest to take  quick, decisive action in order to protect your rights and any potential  impact it may have on your position. Contacting an attorney who handles  civil litigation matters should be one of the first steps you take.

 

We have significant experience in all aspects of litigation and have assisted clients in all stages of litigation from case intake, through discovery and trial and, in some cases through the appellate procedure.  

Civil Litigation Question?

Family Law/Wills/Estate Planning

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Due to prior experience in family law, we are familiar with all the legal issues that are concerned with any member of the family. These legal issues include guardianship, parenting, divorce, surrogacy related issues, child abuse or child rights, spousal maintenance, annulment, spousal abuse, legitimacy, adoption, child support, parental responsibility and property settlement issues. 


We can also assist you with your will and estate planning needs, including: drafting wills, drafting trusts, special needs trusts for disabled beneficiaries, charitable gift planning, estate tax planning, business succession planning, guardianships, gift planning and probate administration.  

Family Law/Wills/Estate Planning Question?

Real Estate

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We provide legal guidance for individuals relating to the purchase or sale of real property. We prepare and review documents relating to real estate such as purchase agreements, mortgage documents, title documents and transfer documents.  We will ensure that the transfer is legal, binding and in the best interest of our client.


We have experience with a broad range of real estate disputes, including chain of title, easements, surveys, lot line problems or other issues involving real estate contracts.  

Real Estate Law Question?