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Emily Peel


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Emily is a litigation partner who represents companies, their executives and officers in a variety of business disputes.

Her work frequently brings her before federal and state courts to brief and argue substantive motions, including injunctions, and she has an extensive track record of success at trial. Her case experience includes contract disputes, business torts, real estate and foreclosure litigation, in addition to commercial loan enforcement and trust and probate litigation.

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.

Represented clients in commercial foreclosure cases.