Business Law

When faced with critical, high-stakes disputes, clients turn to the litigators at Karnezis Law. Outstanding strategic, practical and tactical judgment, extensive trial experience with proven results, and the ability to manage costs with sensible rates and staffing.

Our litigators actually try cases—frequently. We regularly practice in State and Federal courts and before arbitrators and agencies. We handle appeals of cases that have been litigated by other lawyers. And we keep our litigation teams lean and responsive. We have found that a strategically focused team of knowledgeable and responsible people produce the best results, while keeping costs contained. Our litigation team focuses its litigation practice in the following areas:

  • Business Disputes/Breach of Contract Disputes
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Construction Disputes
  • Legal Malpractice & Professional Responsibility
  • Defamation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Mediation/Arbitration

Business Disputes/Breach of Contract Disputes
Karnezis Law enjoys a national practice of representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial and business disputes. From private business professionals to large national and international corporations, our clients trust us to handle disputes that affect the core of their business and financial lives.

Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
The closest thing to a divorce or breakup is the demise of a business partnership. There are few things more traumatizing than watching demise of a business because the partners or shareholders have different visions. We have successfully litigated and mediated disputes between partners and shareholders that appeared irreconcilable. Where called for, we aggressively fight for our clients’ rights while at the same time preserving the goose that lays the golden egg.

Insurance Disputes
For several decades, Karnezis Law has represented insurance companies and agents in disputes both in court and before the Illinois Department of Insurance. Our experienced insurance litigators represent insurance companies in coverage disputes, as well as insurance related claims for breach of contract and fraud.

Employment Disputes
Our experienced employment attorneys defend businesses against allegations of wrongdoing brought by current, former or prospective employees both in state and federal court as well as state and federal agencies. Our attorneys will not only fiercely represent a company in an employment dispute, but will also provide guidance and counseling along the way.

Construction Disputes
Attorneys in Karnezis Law represent real estate developers, architects, contractors and condominium associations in disputes involving allegations of faulty construction.

Legal Malpractice & Professional Responsibility
When called upon by our peers, our team represents lawyers and law firms in all aspects of the legal profession. In addition to counseling other attorneys on the ethical considerations of being a lawyer, we provide strategic and rigorous representation of clients bringing or defending legal malpractice claims. Our first goal is to preempt our clients’ professional problems through experienced advice and counseling. On those occasions when disputes do arise, we offer reasoned solutions. When peaceful resolution isn’t possible, we offer effective advocacy. Karnezis Law lawyers also represent both plaintiffs and defendants in connection with legal malpractice claims brought in state and federal courts.

We handle a variety of matters relating to false statements made orally published in print or on the internet. We aggressively pursue and defend actions for libel, slander, false light, and use of likeness for commercial gain.

Class Action Defense
Karnezis Law litigators are often called on by other attorneys to defend their interests against allegations of professional malpractice. We are humbled that many of our colleagues call upon us to assist them in their time of need.

Throughout the years, our firm has been at the forefront of Alternative Dispute Resolution-both mediation and arbitration. Many of our attorneys are trained as mediators and collaborative lawyers and have themselves served as arbitrators and mediators in business disputes. We regularly handle ADR proceedings for our clients in all areas of the law including construction, insurance, employment, business and contract disputes.