– John R.
Legal disputes can cause enormous stress and severe disruption to your business or personal life. No matter what the specifics of your case, if you become involved in a disagreement with another business, customer, or even your own partner, you will need an effective civil litigator on your side.
At the Law Firm of Drost, Gilbert, Andrew, & Apicella, our attorneys have experience handling a wide variety of civil matters for residents and businesses in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Some of the cases we handle include:
Breach of Contract. Contract disputes may occur when there is ambiguity or disagreement over contractual terms, or when unexpected events occur, which affect the ability or desire of one party to fulfill his obligations under the contract. A “breach” of contract arises when one party fails to perform as promised in the contract. When this occurs, the non-breaching party can suffer significant losses and may be able to recover monetary damages for those losses. An experienced civil litigation attorney will help you recover monetary damages if you have suffered losses due to a breach of contract. Alternatively, if you are facing a breach of contract claim, your lawyer will help you prepare an effective defense.
Business and Partnership Disputes. Business or partnership disputes might occur when one partner invests more than the other partner and there is a disagreement about the manner in which profits are to be shared. Disputes might arise if one partner fails to contribute his share of effort to the business or misappropriates funds from the business. A skilled business litigation attorney will review the fundamental documents related to your business (your partnership agreement, operating agreement, or shareholder agreement) and will explain the processes that are available to resolve your dispute.
Fraud and Unfair Competition. The Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, 815 ILCS 505/1, protects consumers and business people against fraud, unfair competition, and deceptive business practices. An effective fraud attorney can help you obtain monetary damages for losses that you have suffered as result of violations of this law.
Mechanics Liens. The Illinois Mechanics Lien Act, 770 ILCS 60/0.01, is a powerful tool that can be used by contractors, sub-contractors, material suppliers, and others in the construction field who are not properly compensated for the work that they do to improve another person’s property. The Act permits a contractor to attach a lien to the property, which may force the sale of the property if the property owner fails to pay the contractor for his work. An experienced mechanics lien attorney can assist an unpaid contractor by drafting and enforcing an effective mechanics lien.
If you are involved in a legal dispute, it is important to have the assistance of skilled and well-prepared legal counsel. Contact Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella today to speak to an experienced civil litigation attorney. We will thoroughly investigate your case and explore all dispute resolution options, from negotiation and settlement to trial. We have offices in Chicago and Cook County, and we serve clients throughout the northwest suburbs including Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Inverness, Schaumburg, and Barrington.