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Representation of Financial Services Firm in FINRA Matters

Representation of a financial services firm in multiple arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against former employees, obtaining awards against the employees on loans provided to them by the firm and denial of all counterclaims.

Laurie A. Perez

Counsel to Financial Institutions

Represented multiple financial institutions in real estate, construction, and working capital financing transactions, including lead negotiation and drafting of credit agreement, promissory note, mortgage, assignment of leases, security agreement, and other ancillary documents related thereto.

Nolan A. Yaldo

Counsel to Financial Institutions in Contested Mortgage Foreclosure Matters

Represented financial institutions in contested mortgage foreclosure cases including a lien priority dispute between the client and another financial institution stemming from the borrower's failure to close a line of credit with second lender.  Obtained a judgment in favor of the client holding that client's lien was in first position. 

Tejal S. Desai

Sale of 37 Parcels – Cook County

Served as primary attorney for the simultaneous sale of 37 parcels of real estate in Cook County, Illinois for a bank client.

Charles A. Semmelhack

FINRA Arbitrations

Representation of a financial services firm in multiple FINRA arbitrations resulting in awards in favor of the financial services firm.

Mike Braun

Successful Settlement for National Financial Services Firm of ADA Claims

Lead trial counsel for national financial services firm in ADA lawsuit alleging failure to accommodate and disability discrimination. Multiple deposition admissions eviscerated plaintiff's claims and drove a cost effective nuisance value settlement, avoiding protracted litigation and attorney fees.

Brian A. Kreucher

Outstanding Loan Claims Settled on Behalf of Financial Services Firm

Successfully negotiated a number of settlements of outstanding loan balances on behalf of a financial services firm, resulting in the payment of millions of dollars on the loans.

Mike Braun

Non-Solicitation and Trade Secrets

Successfully advised a financial services firm in connection with the hiring of various financial advisors to avoid litigation over violations of non-solicitation and trade secret provisions.

Mike Braun

Representation of Financial Services Firm in FINRA Matters

Successfully mediated on behalf of a bank and its trust department with respect to all aspects of complex litigation in different forums (probate, guardianship, civil-state, civil-federal, and two interlocutory appeals).  The case involved multiple trusts and stocks in closely held companies and complicated questions regarding various tax implications, company valuations, arms-length transactions, and many foundational tenants of trust law.  Plaintiffs claimed damages in excess of $54 MM for purported breaches of fiduciary duties, civil conspiracy, fraud, and a host of other allegations.

Tim Gronewold

Successful Defense of Financial Institution and Award of Attorney's Fees

Represented the two beneficiaries of a GST Trust and the residuary beneficiary trustee in litigation filed by the successor trustee and another residuary beneficiary over claims for an accounting and with respect to certain fiduciary duties. The matter resolved through a negotiated non-judicial settlement agreement.

Joseph B. VanFleet, Tim Gronewold