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Business and Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation Lawyers in Illinois – Tenacious Representation of Businesses in Lawsuits

Although Chicago Area Business Litigation Attorney Richard J. Arendt offers legal counsel and crafts contracts designed to mitigate litigation risks, our law firm is prepared to aggressively represent our clients’ interest in litigation of commercial disputes. We recognize that even the most skillfully business planning and drafting of business agreements cannot insulate a company from all exposure to lawsuits. Business litigation takes many forms including breach of contract and non-performance of duties that arise from statute or operation of law.

Mr. Arendt has extensive litigation skills and expertise founded on 38 years of legal experience. Our Illinois business litigation law firm operates based on the principle that the most effective commercial litigation strategy is to prepare cases with the anticipation of proceeding to trial. While Mr. Arendt often strives to resolve business disputes through alternate dispute resolution approaches that include negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, he engages in a thorough investigation, review, and analysis of relevant documents, facts and other evidence. The Law Office of Richard J. Arendt has built its reputation with our peers and professional organizations based on obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements as well as defense verdicts for our clients in complex business litigation.

Mr. Arendt represents businesses of all forms of commercial litigation, including Fortune 500 companies, medium size businesses, small closely held family companies, and government entities. We recognize the importance of understanding our clients’ business and industry when pursuing their goals in litigated disputes. Our law firm is prepared to represent businesses in a broad range of sectors of our economy that include manufacturing, high-tech, web-based businesses, communications, insurance companies, health care providers, consumer-retail companies, financial services, and many others. Our representation of businesses in many industries has furnished Mr. Arendt with the knowledge of a wide array of industry specific regulations, standards, and established practices. Although we handle the full spectrum of commercial litigation issues, examples of some of the cases we handle include:

• Breach of Contract
• Anti-Trust and Trade Regulations
• Franchise Litigation
• Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations
• Corporate Litigation
• Lender Liability Claims
• Securities Litigation (including investor/broker fraud)
• Intellectual Property Disputes
• Injunction Practice
• RICO and Consumer Protection Litigation
• Real Estate and Tax Assessment
• Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices
• Partnership Disputes Involving Accounting
• Officer and Director Breach of Fiduciary Duties
• Non-Compete Agreements
• Non-Disturbance and Non-Circumvention Agreements

As an Illinois business litigation lawyer, Richard J. Arendt has developed a reputation that puts our clients’ adversaries on notice that we are prepared to seek relief at trial if we do not reach a favorable settlement. Our success in obtaining significant verdicts and settlements combined with our willingness to litigate cases at trial allows our law firm to negotiate business disputes from a position of strength. Our commercial litigation law firm merges the sophistication and quality legal counsel of large Chicago law firms with the individual attention, economy, and dedication of a small firm.

We invite you to schedule an initial consultation with Richard J. Arendt so that we can discuss your business dispute and discuss litigation and non-litigation solutions. Our business law firm handles litigation matters in the greater Chicagoland area as well as the following Counties: Cook County, Du Page County, Will County, Lake County, McHenry County, Kane County, and Boone County. Call us today at (312) 642-9606 to schedule your initial consultation.