Litigation is the process by which disputes are resolved by a trier of fact such as a Judge, a Mediator or an Arbitrator. Generally, litigation involves having a dispute heard in State or Federal court, but may also include Mediation or Arbitration.
Illinois law favors non-litigated resolution of disputes, and where possible favors Mediation or Arbitration over full-blown action in Court. The reason is simple: too many disputes that coud be resolved by the parties themselves end up in Court. And the result is that the Courts are virtually clogged with disputes - whether business to business, person to person, or a combination of both.
Litigation includes not only contract disputes but Divorces, Bankruptcy (Adversary) disputes, Small Claims disputes, Forcible Detainer (eviction) cases, intra-corporate disputes known as Shareholder Derivative suits, and much more. Each and every form lf litigation requires both careful planning, a stead hand, and an aggressive drumbeat towards ultimate resolution. In short, it is better never to go to war, but if you do have to fight then fight to win. That is where we come in.State & Federal Cases
We handle cases in both State and Federal Courts throughout Northern Illinois including but not limited to construction disputes, real estate disputes, corporate and fiduciary litigation, and more. We have argued on behalf of Clients from Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will, Kane, Kendall ,Grundy, and McHenary counties.Bankruptcy Litigation
We represent both creditors and defending debtors involved in Bankruptcy litigation in the Northern District of Illinois (both Eastern and Western Divisions). Cases include fraudulent transfers, preferences, fraud, and related causes of action, both statutory and at common law. [[Read More]Mortgage Foreclosure
Our office has handled mortgage foreclosures for nearly 20 years - both from the Bank's perspective and that of the defending Homeowner. In addition, we have extensive experience with foreclosure alternatives such as Chapter 13 Plans of Reorganization, mortgage modifications, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, and more. [Read More]Mechanics Lien Cases
We've handled mechanics lien foreclosure and construction disputes in State and Federal Court longer than any other type of case. In that time we have represented Architects, Owners, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Materialmen, and more. [Read More]Derivative Suits
When shareholders are bullied by Officers and Directors, or denied their rights by majority shareholders, it is time to bring in an experienced advocate. In addition to his legal background, Mr. Hedayat has an MBA and experience with business disputes. [Read More]Divorce Litigation
Divorce is hard enough without hundreds of hours of discovery, pleadings, and oral arguments. But when the welfare of children and spouses is at stake, not to mention a business that rose to success during the marriage, our combination of aggressive litigation and business knowledge is what you need to get the job done.Probate Litigation
Family disputes after the passing of a loved-one can be the most bitter, hard-fought battles of all. You need an passionate advocate to help you preserve your interests and ensure that the wishes of the departed are respected. [Read More]