Attorney Profiles

Cases

Litigation

  • Member of the litigation team representing a health insurance company in a successful challenge to an award of a state procurement contract concerning state employees’ health insurance
  • Member of the litigation team representing a major pharmaceutical benefits management company successfully defending a challenge to an award of a multi-billion state procurement contract
  • Member of the litigation team representing multiple associations in litigation against the State of Illinois and then-Governor Rod R. Blagojevich
  • Successfully negotiated settlement of policy limits of $500,000 from insurance company prior to the initiation of litigation for clients injured in a highway collision
  • Represented an insurance company in matter against a construction company where fireplace was not properly installed in a newly constructed home resulting in total loss to the insured homeowner and negotiated settlement with the construction company’s insurer prior to the initiation of litigation

Local Government Law, Municipal Law, and Election Law

  • Represented an incumbent county board member in a Primary Election contest and successfully had the candidate restored to the ballot for the General Election after turning what was declared to be a 9-vote loss into a 4.6-vote victory
  • Represented an objector to a ballot proposition to change the form of municipal government and obtained a reversal from the Appellate Court, resulting in removal of the proposition from the ballot
  • Defended county official in 17 real estate tax appeals and secured dismissals in all 17 cases
  • Represented county treasurer in defense of a real estate tax appeal and secured dismissal from the Appellate Court for lack of subject matter jurisdiction following adverse judgment by the Circuit Court
  • Successfully defended an elected county official in an election contest following his 28-vote victory
  • Represented county official in appeal of unfavorable decision from the Circuit Court and secured dismissal of the proceedings from the Appellate Court for lack of subject matter jurisdiction
  • Represented a candidate for nomination to Congress in investigating the viability of a potential election contest
  • Represented municipality in ordinance enforcement proceeding against strip club and obtained injunction preventing continued operation
  • Represented an Illinois county sued by bankruptcy trustee for recovery of real estate taxes paid by debtor in bankruptcy and secured summary judgment in favor of county defendant
  • Represented county before Supreme Court of Illinois in defense of multi-million assessment of underground natural gas storage facility
  • Successfully represented county in defense of television network’s claim for religious real estate tax exemption
  • Represented county board of review in defense of a real estate tax appeal and secured dismissal from the Appellate Court for lack of subject matter jurisdiction
  • Represented an objector to a ballot proposition to change the form of municipal government and successfully defended the appeal after the Circuit Court sustained the objection
  • Represented county in defense of tax objection complaints brought by over 300 plaintiffs over multiple tax years
  • Successfully challenged the applicability of a municipality’s zoning restrictions to a client’s property without having to either pursue a hearing before the local zoning board or initiate litigation
  • Negotiated settlement of a real estate tax dispute concerning a petroleum refinery worth hundreds of millions of dollars
  • Negotiated settlement of a real estate tax dispute concerning an ethanol plant worth tens of millions of dollars
  • Negotiated settlement of a real estate tax dispute concerning a shopping mall worth millions of dollars
  • Negotiated settlement of a real estate tax dispute concerning a nuclear power plant in which the taxpayer sought a refund of hundreds of thousands of dollars
  • Represented county board of review in defense of a real estate tax appeal concerning a multi-million nursing home
  • Represented township assessor in mandamus suit brought against him by township

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