Mr. VanFleet concentrates his practice on business, commercial, real estate, and construction litigation; with a heavier emphasis on banking, creditors’ rights, and general business law.
VanFleet began his career at one of the world’s largest law firms. He left the
relative stability of an international firm to form his own practice where he
focused on providing sophisticated cost-effective legal representation for his
broad spectrum of banks and corporate clients in a manner custom-designed to
achieve the desired result for each specific matter. His clients range from
small businesses and community banks to Fortune 100 publicly traded entities
and large-scale lenders. He brings an innovative, practical, and solution-based
approach to Howard & Howard.
VanFleet received his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in
1990 and his B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois College of
Commerce and Business Administration in 1987. He is licensed in the State of
Illinois and has appeared to represent clients throughout the United States. He
is also admitted to practice before the United States and Illinois State
Supreme Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and
the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of