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Trial lawyers and problem solvers

With a deep bench of experienced trial lawyers, our Litigation Practice Group possesses an established track record of success in arbitrations and in complex business and tort litigation.


When litigation becomes necessary, clients need to know they are in the hands of experienced professionals committed to achieving the best possible outcome in every situation. With our extensive experience before state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as administrative bodies, Chuhak & Tecson litigators are right there with you – bringing the skills and knowledge necessary to identify and pursue the most efficient path to successful resolution and achievement of client objectives.

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Litigation Services

Class and other mass actions

The Chuhak & Tecson Class Action Team has defended a variety of class and other mass actions, including state-wide consolidated proceedings and multidistrict actions, in courts throughout the United States. We have defended clients in actions involving:

  • Employment claims, including wage and hour overtime collective actions and biometric privacy claims.
  • Junk fax, email and telemarketing claims, including claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and other statutes.
  • Toxic and environmental torts, including asbestos and a variety of industrial chemicals.
  • Mass torts, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, aviation disasters and other matters.
Commercial litigation

No business is immune from commercial disagreements or disputes – with customers, competitors, investors, among others. These disputes often lead to litigation or some form of alternative dispute resolution. Chuhak & Tecson litigators work with clients to understand their business needs, the issues central to the dispute, and the best path to achieving the client’s objectives. We pride ourselves on an approach that treats each client and each dispute as unique, developing a tailored strategy that is designed to achieve the end result as efficiently as possible while minimizing any disruption to business operations.

Members of the Chuhak & Tecson Litigation Team represent clients in the full range of business disputes, including the following:

  • Breach of contract claims
  • Insurance claims and recovery, including professional broker liability cases.
  • Intellectual property, including defending copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.
  • Unfair competition
  • False Claims Act and government contracts, including related internal investigations
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Real estate matters
  • Shareholder disputes, including partnership disputes and derivative actions.
Financial institution litigation

Chuhak & Tecson’s Litigation Practice Group defends banks, non-bank lenders and other financial institutions against lawsuits brought by customers and third parties. We represent clients involved in consumer complaints, lending disputes, bankruptcy matters, regulatory enforcement actions and more.We have extensive experience in suits claiming:

  • Fraud
  • Rescission
  • Negligent misrepresentation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of contract
  • Regulatory violations
  • Directors and officers negligence
  • Tortious interference with a business
Injunctions and equitable remedies

When money damages are not the sole or main remedy. In addition to handling disputes where economic and financial damages are central, the Chuhak & Tecson Litigation Team advocates for clients in court when money damages are not in play. Litigation seeking an injunction often proceeds with deadlines measured in hours or days, and our lawyers are experienced in acting quickly to protect client interests. We represent clients seeking a broad range of equitable relief, such as:

  • Injunctions
  • Temporary restraining orders (TROs)
  • Enforcement of contracts (specific performance)
  • Constructive trusts
  • Declaratory judgments
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Reversal of fraudulent transfers
  • Enforcement of previous damage awards and court orders
Product Liability

Decades of experience helping clients avoid or minimize risk from claims of negligence or product defect. Our Litigation Team advises manufacturing clients at all stages of the product design, fabrication, labeling and regulatory clearance process to minimize the risk of claims and prevent litigation. We also have extensive experience defending product manufacturers and sellers in a variety of industries including the following:

  • Airframe, aircraft engine and component parts, and avionics
  • Consumer goods
  • Medical devices
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medicines
  • Industrial equipment and chemicals
  • Automotive products

We have defended clients in product liability matters in courts across the country.

Regulatory actions

Many of our clients are involved in heavily regulated industries. They receive inquiries from regulatory agencies from time to time and, on occasion, face audits and enforcement actions. Chuhak & Tecson lawyers collaborate closely with management teams to address the questions that arise in these inquiries and audits, represent clients before regulatory agencies and, when necessary, defend clients in enforcement actions. Responding to regulatory inquiries, we have represented clients in a variety of industries including healthcare, aerospace and financial services.


We understand the day-to-day needs of aviation businesses, and we are also right there with you to help navigate the bad days. When tragedy strikes, we often are the first legal responders. Our clients trust us and know the quality of our judgment. They want us – and our decades of industry experience – with them as they sort out the details and look for solutions.

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Condominium & Common Interest Community Association

There’s no instruction manual for serving on the board of a condominium association or HOA. We know what you’re facing because we have worked with association boards for decades, handling issues from mundane to complex, and we are right there with you – with practical solutions to common problems and the legal know-how to address the thorniest disputes.

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The challenges and pressures of running a successful business of any size never stop, nor do you. We understand your world because we work with leaders like you, often as outside general counsel. Legal issues can make the challenges more daunting to manage and distract you from what you do best. That’s why we are right there with you to focus on what really matters, clarify the complex, solve problems efficiently and turn legal counsel into business advantage.

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Helping managers sort big issues from small, the Chuhak & Tecson Employment Team works with family and closely held companies on day-to-day workplace challenges as well as the long-range questions that arise for growing businesses.

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Financial Services

The Financial Services attorneys at Chuhak & Tecson are among the most knowledgeable in Chicago, making us the law firm of choice for more than 80 nationally and state-chartered banks as well as other institutional lenders, credit unions, leasing companies, insurers, finance companies, hedge funds, private equity entities and other private credit lenders.

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Health Law

Representing a broad spectrum of clients in the healthcare sector, our attorneys have a unique ability to recognize what a client needs and make it happen. From regulatory compliance, managed care and medical staff affairs, to mergers, corporate structure, contracting and other issues unique to the healthcare field, we are right there with you.

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Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organizations

A clear mission and dedicated professionals are keys to finding success as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. So, too, is understanding the business end of a nonprofit’s operations, its legal status and the regulations it must honor. We understand how the governance structure of a nonprofit organization affects its operations and the sorts of questions that executives bring to boards and boards to executives.

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Real Estate

When it comes to real estate, Chuhak & Tecson attorneys enjoy a solid reputation for excellence built on decades of experience serving a broad base of Illinois clients ranging from buyers and sellers to landlords, tenants, lenders, developers, architects, space and land planners, building contractors, real estate brokers and syndicates, owners of historic structures and condominium and homeowner associations.

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