Practice Areas - OLD
Lynch Stern Thompson LLP handles civil litigation covering a wide variety of subject areas. Click on the following for more information:
- Complex Commercial Litigation
- Partnership, Close Corporation, Limited Liability Companies, and Business Valuation
- Executive Employment, Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets
- Real Estate Litigation
- Director and Officer Litigation
- Trademark and Unfair Competition, Antitrust
- Consumer Protection Class Actions
- Securities Litigation
- Broker-Dealer Litigation
- Insurance Coverage Litigation
- Business Torts
- Trusts and Estates Disputes
- Litigation for Non-Payment
- Project Management Disputes
- Products Cases
- Emergency Litigation
- Electronic Discovery Counseling
Complex Commercial Litigation
We have litigated commercial disputes in state and federal courts across the country, including through trials and appeals, as well as in administrative tribunals, ADR forums, including NASD, JAMS, and AAA. Our practice focuses on complex disputes including actions pending in multiple jurisdictions, and emergency proceedings in equity and class actions.
Partnership, Close Corporation, Limited Liability Companies, and Business Valuation
Business organizations controlled by a smaller group of investors can give rise to any number of claims by and against the principals and/or the business entity. We have significant experience sorting through the relationships created by ownership or association in such entities, including business valuation and buy/sell issues.
Trademark and Unfair Competition, Antitrust
We have substantial experience litigating claims arising out of state and federal trademark and unfair competition laws. We have prosecuted and defended numerous matters under the Lanham Act and its state law counterparts and under antitrust laws, including class actions.
Executive Employment, Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets
We have represented executives and employers in connection with significant employment relationship matters. Our experience includes negotiation of employment agreements and litigation regarding post-employment compensation packages and non-competition covenants. We have deep experience with disputes concerning trade secrets, restrictive covenants and unfair competition, representing both departing employees as defendants and their former employers as plaintiffs. Our experience has involved many industries including securities, personal services, healthcare, accounting, manufacturing, and computer technology.
Real Estate Litigation
Real estate developers, owners and investment trusts have relied on our counsel repeatedly. Among other things, our attorneys have represented clients in: internalization transactions; books and records requests; leasing and master lease disputes; tenant/ landlord disputes over access and improvements; litigation relating to real estate purchase contracts, loans, mortgages and other security interests; title, property boundary and party wall disputes; mechanics lien matters; foreclosure of commercial and residential real estate assets; disputes between developers and condominium associations; code violation proceedings brought by the City of Chicago; eviction proceedings; and foreclosures.
Director and Officer Litigation
We have successfully represented individual directors and officers of corporations against claims of wrongdoing brought by the corporation and by third parties. Such claims often involve satellite litigation against insurance carriers or other potentially responsible third parties.
Trademark and Unfair Competition, Antitrust
We have substantial experience litigating claims arising out of state and federal trademark and unfair competition laws. We have prosecuted and defended numerous matters under the Lanham Act and its state law counterparts and under antitrust laws, including in class actions.
Our attorneys have significant experience prosecuting and defending actions alleging breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with contract, tortious interference with business expectancy, and other business torts.
Litigation for Non-Payment
One of the most basic services provided by a commercial litigation firm is the ability to collect debts owed to our clients. We not only have experience in litigating direct claims for debts, but also in asserting theories to impose liability against third parties (such as officers, directors, and shareholders) or corporate debtors on fraudulent conveyance, piercing the corporate veil, and similar approaches.
Our overall experience in complex commercial disputes has led to a particular expertise in litigation involving temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. We have successfully prosecuted and defended numerous actions in courts of equity, both state and federal.