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Emily Peel


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Emily is an experienced litigator representing companies, financial institutions, executives, officers, and individuals in a wide range of business issues, including contract disputes, shareholder disputes, and business torts. Her broad practice also includes handling financial services, banking, real estate, trusts and estates, and probate litigation.

A practical and persuasive litigator, Emily resolves a large array of complex business disputes and business divorces. Working with companies of all sizes, Emily facilitates productive negotiations across multiple parties to reach agreements. Should a matter need to go to trial, she brings her extensive years of client advocacy experience to bear. She frequently appears before federal and state courts and has an impressive track record across trials and appeals.

In addition to counseling businesses of all sizes across many industries, Emily also represents some of America's largest financial institutions, navigating complex litigation involving lender liability, commercial mortgages, commercial loans, consumer disputes, and other financial services matters. Emily also represents clients in trust and estate litigation, successfully representing trustees, executors, and beneficiaries in various disputes.

Successfully defended a corporation against a claim filed in their bankruptcy proceeding in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Claimant sought more than $1 million in damages, plus an equal amount in fees, maintenance, interest, and other charges.

After a four-day bench trial, obtained judgment on behalf of seller of real property on seller's breach of contract claim after buyer failed to close on the real estate contract, and successfully defended counterclaims of fraud, rescission, and violation of the Illinois Real Estate Disclosure Act.

On behalf of buyer of a business, obtained summary judgment on fraud, breach of contract and duress claims filed by seller, in which seller claimed buyer purchased business in an attempt to eliminate a competitor and failed to use good faith in marketing, producing, and selling seller's products to generate royalties.

Successfully completed replevin actions recovering and repossessing inventory.

Represent clients in commercial foreclosure cases and asset recovery.