CHARLES MCELVENNY

Karnezis Law Group

Phone +1 847 656 5278

Biography

Mr. McElvenny has extensive experience handling and developing strategy for complex commercial and real estate cases.  He’s drafted hundreds of complaints ranging from simple breaches of contract to complex commercial claims including breach of fiduciary duty, constructive trusts and misappropriation of trade secrets.  He has an excellent record in trial, arbitration and mediation.  He also has significant experience in motion practice in both state and federal court.

Through his work in corporate law, Mr. McElvenny has developed considerable experience with Limited Liability Company member disputes and general corporate governance.  He’s drafted a number of industry-specific documents such as Operating Agreements (for Limited Liability Companies), commercial leases, settlement agreements and employment contracts.

Mr. McElvenny has also represented criminal defendants in felony matters and assisted in the defense of civil matters arising from alleged SEC violations.  He has represented individuals appearing before the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a result of SEC proceedings.

After graduating with a B.A. in Philosophy, Mr. McElvenny proceeded from Loyola University-Chicago to DePaul University College of Law, receiving his JD from that institution in 2002.  In 2010, he earned his Master’s of Science in Accounting from Loyola University-Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.

Mr. McElvenny was selected to Illinois’ Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

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