David definitely knows business. If David said you should go for it, and gives it a green light, then we know that it’s going to be a good, sound, business decision.
SCOTT R. WILSON | EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT | THE WILSON COMPANIES

PRACTICE AREAS

More than 30 years of legal problem-solving in and out of courtrooms has taught us that the greater the number of legal tools in our toolbox, the better we’re able to avoid and control the costs of litigation for our clients. In addition to litigation, we offer Legal Triage, Mediation, Settlement Counsel, and Second Opinions.

Our clients’ cases are as unique as their company profiles. And we treat every client’s business with the same care as we treat our own. Underserved individuals and their businesses are a special passion for us.

In all practice areas, we represent plaintiffs as well as defendants with the exception of Insurance Coverage Disputes – we do not represent insurance companies in coverage disputes.

You’d think over time he’d become cynical. Not David. He maintains a wonderful, kind, generous self, while at the same time being as successful and aggressive as he needs to be in litigation. I’m in awe of people like David.
STEPHEN GALLER | EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL COUNSEL | THE HABITAT COMPANY

BUSINESS DISPUTES

Litigation is just one tool for resolving disputes, and an imperfect tool at that — we’d rather help clients resolve disputes without a third party deciding the outcome. But many times, it’s unavoidable. In those situations, we are there for you to thoughtfully and aggressively protect your rights and interests. We have successfully tried many cases to verdict in state and federal courts across the country, arguing cases in areas as diverse as business disputes, insurance coverage disputes, trade secret misappropriation, and business and consumer fraud.

INSURANCE COVERAGE DISPUTES
Though insurance programs are often intentionally opaque, we’re fluent in policy language. We help clients understand their policy, enforce their rights, and recover money that’s owed to them.

APPELLATE LAW PRACTICE
Similar to Settlement Counsel and Second Opinion. For their appeals, clients often find value in a fresh perspective to obtain a reversal or to protect the decision. We love appellate practice, but then we’re law nerds. We love reassembling the picture.

Let us know if you’d like to schedule a review of your contracts and agreements to keep your business safe.

BUSINESS INSURANCE COVERAGE DISPUTES

When risk becomes reality and insurance coverage is unjustly denied, Goodman Law Group | Chicago represents policyholders to aggressively enforce the very reason they bought insurance in the first place: to obtain coverage for their exposure and payment for their losses.

WE FIGHT TO TURN DENIED CLAIMS INTO PAID CLAIMS.

With decades of experience, we have helped businesses recover millions of dollars from their insurance carriers. Our success on behalf of policyholders can be attributed to several factors in addition to our perseverance:

  • We are independent. Unlike many law firms, we never have and never will represent insurance companies. Our loyalty is exclusively to policyholders.
  • Though insurance policies are designed to be difficult to follow, we are fluent in the language of policies and skilled at finding the needle in the haystack – the clause or words that get our clients the coverage they bought.
  • We hear every day that with insurance claims, it is always a fight. We do not back down from those fights. We make insurers meet their obligations.
  • We feel as strongly about preventing our clients’ future disputes as we do about resolving those they currently face. To that end, we routinely audit our business clients’ contracts and insurance coverage portfolios to identify risks and strategies for meeting and mitigating those risks.

Let us know if you’d like to schedule a review of your contracts and agreements to keep your business safe.

OUTSIDE GENERAL COUNSEL

DISPUTES
We are litigators who have tried many cases to verdict. We work with clients to manage and resolve disputes arising from their business operations. We make sure that our clients’ interests are protected and their rights are enforced.

LEGAL TRIAGE
We draw on our 30+ years of experience as counselors and litigators to help businesses and individuals assess their options for resolving their disputes. After all, the approach should be tailored to each client’s unique needs and objectives. We guide the conversation to ensure that the options are scaled to the dispute.

SECOND OPINIONS
When a business owner and counsel are trying to resolve a dispute and have committed to a path that’s no longer tenable, we step in with a fresh pair of eyes to develop a better solution. It’s not a sign of weakness to change; it’s a sign of weakness to not change if the path you’ve chosen isn’t working. This is an underused tool that often saves both parties time and money.

SETTLEMENT COUNSEL
Over time, parties in a dispute can become emotionally locked in their positions. As settlement counsel, we collaborate with the client and its trial counsel to help move beyond entrenched positions and toward resolution. We manage the emotion in the process so that the client is in the best position to make sound business-driven decisions.

MEDIATION
When two parties are unable to negotiate a resolution on their own, mediation facilitated by a third party can help them reach a settlement. We work with our clients to reach a settlement that meets their needs and reduces the risk of future litigation.

ARBITRATION
Though arbitration, done right, can provide a cost-effective and confidential means of resolving disputes, we often find that parties unknowingly accept unfavorable rules and limitations when they opt for arbitration. In addition to arbitrating disputes, we draw upon our substantial arbitration experience to ensure that the dispute resolution terms of our clients’ agreements meet their needs.

IP / TRADE SECRET PROTECTION
We help clients protect the one thing – the intellectual property, know-how, or approach – that sets them apart from everyone else.

Let us know if you’d like to schedule a review of your contracts and agreements to keep your business safe

David has been a strong advocate for us. He has provided counsel on insurance, corporate, M & A, labor, and counseled us on other business related challenges. He has always provided sound and creative advice and provided multiple ways of looking at solving problems.
TIM HORN | PRESIDENT | VELSICOL CHEMICAL CORPORATION
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