DePaul University College of Law,
American Jurisprudence Award, Corporate Finance, 1989
B.A., History, 1987
Illinois USDC, Northern District
Circuit Court of Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Commercial Subcommittee
Appointed by Presiding Judge of the Chancery Division
Chicago Bar Association
Member, Commercial Litigation Subcommittee
Thompson Coburn LLP
Robbins, Salomon & Patt, LTD
Young, Rosen, Dolgin & Finkel, LTD
Judicial Clerkship, Illinois Appellate Court
Judicial Clerk to Justice Dom J. Rizzi, 1991-1993
A commercial litigator for more than 25 years, Robert handles highly visible and complex lawsuits. He acts as a business advisor for his clients, pursuing strategic alternatives focused on solving problems of all kinds. He works to avoid or end litigation through creative resolutions while achieving client goals efficiently.
As a member of the firm's business litigation department, Robert represents many of corporate America's largest financial institutions, title insurance companies, service companies, publicly traded companies and privately-held businesses, focusing on solving problems effectively and efficiently while providing exemplary client service. Robert works closely with his clients to obtain an in-depth understanding of their business and its objectives, formulating and implementing cost-effective legal solutions and taking a proactive result-oriented approach that mitigates client risk and eliminates issues that could lead to unnecessary problems or lawsuits.
As an experienced trial attorney, Robert has developed a long track record of successful results representing companies of all sizes achieve favorable outcomes in trials and appeals, handling matters relating to lien foreclosures, lien priority, defects in title, mortgage rescue fraud, secured creditor defalcation, fraudulent conveyances, construction-related defects, prejudgment attachment and advanced special remedies on behalf of creditors. Having completed his judicial clerkship in 1993 with the Honorable Dom J. Rizzi of the Appellate Court of Illinois, First Judicial District, Robert has significant appellate expertise and has prevailed on appeal for his clients in Illinois' state and federal courts, including notably as the lead trial court and appellate attorney in Bell Leasing Brokerage, LLC v. Roger Auto Service, Inc., 372 Ill. App. 3d 461 (2007), Leja v. Sirack, 387 Ill. App. 3d 1174 (2009), JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. East-West Logistics, L.L.C., 2014 Ill App (1st) 121111, Azar v. FY Developments, LLC, 2016 IL App (1st) 151932-U, and In re Aguirre (JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Wheeler Financial, Inc.), 565 B.R. 646 (N.D. Ill. 2017).
In addition to his work as a commercial litigator, Robert also serves as a strategic business partner and counselor for a variety of companies, from startups to multi-level international organizations. He provides thoughtful, proactive legal counsel on agreements, day-to-day business operations, strategic transactions and matters relating to partnership disputes.
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