Commercial Litigation

“We regularly face and prevail against the nation’s finest and biggest regional and national law firms – often firms on the Am Law 100 list. Recently, our adversary was an Am Law 10 firm.”

Commercial litigation forms the backbone of Gary Leydig’s practice.  Commercial litigation requires an understanding of the full range of common law and statutory rights and remedies available to businesses and business people.  Effective commercial litigators are, and must be, generalists.  They need to see and understand the big picture.  Then, once the problem has been dissected and a strategy chosen, the lawyer must be able to become quickly expert in the specific laws that will achieve the client’s goals and needs.  Throughout, the commercial litigator must be expert at using the rules and procedures of the many state and federal courts where the disputes are played out.

Gary Leydig’s entire career has been spent in commercial litigation.  He received his early training at one of Chicago’s largest and finest litigation firms, and since then has established his place as one of the city’s best business trial lawyers.  Gary regularly and successfully handles jury and bench trials, injunctions, equitable remedies, arbitrations and appeals in state and federal courts in Illinois and throughout the United States.  His practice encompasses the broad range of commercial disputes, including:

  • Franchise and dealership terminations, territorial encroachment and other disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Fraud
  • Deceptive trade practices
  • Unfair competition and antitrust
  • Trade secrets
  • Restrictive covenants – covenants not to compete
  • Corporate and partnership control and dissolution
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Construction industry disputes
  • Real property disputes
  • Mortgage and mechanic's lien enforcement and foreclosure
  • RICO