Admissions & Qualifications:
1979, United States Supreme Court
1973, Illinois Supreme Court
1973, J.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1970, B.S., Northern Illinois University
Civil Litigation, Corporate, Professional Negligence, Professional Malpractice, Real Estate, Family law & Dissolution, and Estate Planning & Wealth Preservation.
Guest Professor and Lecturer, Judson College, Law and Architecture
Guest Professor and Lecturer, Roosevelt University, Business Litigation and Society
Recent Representative Matters:
The Ryland Group, Inc. v. Edward Hines Lumber Co., represented residential developer in litigation for product liability claim resulting in favorable settlement.
The Ryland Group, Inc. v. Bryn Mawr, successfully represented residential developer in litigation for breach of purchase and sale agreement.In Re
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co. of Illinois v. Olsen. Successfully defended client in trade secret misappropriation and non-compete litigation.
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co. of Illinois v. Boncosky. Successfully defended client in defense of trade secret misappropriation litigation.
Estate of O’Rourke. Successfully litigated matter on behalf of heir to estate resulting in favorable settlement.
Marriage of Muller. Represented client is dissolution of marriage litigation involving unique issue of division of personal injury settlement as marital property.
Board of Managers of Hidden Lake Townhome Owners Ass’n v. Green Trails Imp. Ass’n, 404 Ill.App.3d 184 (2nd Dist. 2010). This case involved a license agreement between the developer and the neighboring development for the use of recreational trails and whether that agreement ran with the land. The case was remanded for further proceedings and the resulting settlement is subject to a confidentiality provision.
Cyze v. Banta Corp., 2009 WL 2905595 (N.D.Ill. 2009). Case involved a question of whether or not a corporate executive was entitled to his golden parachute payment if termination occurred in anticipation of a change in control of the company.
Schneider v. Ryland Group, 381 Ill.App.3d 1143, 966 N.E.2d 607 (1st Dist. 2008). This case involved whether or not broker was entitled to a commission for developer’s purchase of real estate for residential development. The decision was affirmed by the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District (381 Ill.App.3d 1143, 359 Ill.Dec. 286) and the Supreme Court of the United States denied the plaintiff’s writ of certiorari (129 S.Ct. 2869).
Spencer v. Ryland Group, Inc., 372 Ill.App.3d 200, 865 N.E.2d 301 (1st Dist. 2007). This case involved the question of whether an arbitrator exceeded his authority when he failed to award attorneys’ fees and costs.
Ryland Group, Inc. v. Sutton Lake Venture, 348 Ill.App.3d 1092, 868 N.E.2d 1102 (1st Dist. 2004). This case involved whether residential home developer could recover remediation costs for ground contamination from seller of real estate.
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