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Practice Area: Corporate & Business Law

Robert Chemers and David Larson won an affirmance in the Appellate Court, First District.

Robert Chemers and David Larson won an affirmance in the Appellate Court, First District, of the summary judgment entered by the circuit court for their insurer client in a coverage dispute with a plaintiff insurer over whether the plaintiff insurer’s named insured was an additional insured on the policy issued by our insurer client to …

November 2023

Robert Chemers and Matt Ligda obtained a dismissal with prejudice

Robert Chemers and Matt Ligda obtained a dismissal with prejudice, after motion, extensive briefing and hearing, of a Supreme Court Rule 224 pre-suit petition where it was shown that petitioner failed to state a viable cause of action and the discovery sought was not necessary.

October 2022

John Scheid and Ryan Shupe Assist Technology Client with Asset Purchase Due Diligence and Subsequent Negotiation of Distribution Contracts

Pretzel & Stouffer attorneys John Scheid and Ryan Shupe recently assisted a technology sales and distribution client review and analyze the strategic value and terms of numerous product distribution agreements with manufacturers and other suppliers as due diligence for a high-value asset purchase transaction. After the asset purchase closed, John and Ryan also reviewed, drafted, and renegotiated myriad distribution …

October 2020

Dekalb County Defamation Suit Dismissed

  Pretzel & Stouffer partner, Richard Kenyon, recently obtained dismissal with prejudice of a defamation per se suit in a claim filed in the Circuit Court of Dekalb County. Rick defended a local businessman in the residential rental industry, who also hosts a well-known local radio talk show program where current community issues are discussed. …

January 2020

John Scheid and Ryan Shupe Help Not-For-Profit Healthcare Client Obtain Secured Financing

  Pretzel & Stouffer attorneys, John Scheid and Ryan Shupe, recently assisted a not-for-profit corporate client in the healthcare industry to obtain more than $20 million in secured financing for its acquisition of several subsidiary businesses. This financing deal involved in-depth analysis, drafting, and negotiation of numerous loan, security, and guaranty agreements and other supporting …

January 2020

Jim Sipchen and Brendan Nelligan Obtain Dismissal of Trademark Suit

  Pretzel & Stouffer partners, Jim Sipchen and Brendan Nelligan recently won a dismissal of a trademark infringement lawsuit brought in federal court in the Eastern District of Michigan against their client, a local California theater. The theater was sued for trademark infringement by a popular 80’s R&B band after it produced a concert performed …

October 2019

Pretzel & Stouffer Attorneys Obtain Historic Judgment in Bankruptcy Case

A Pretzel & Stouffer trial team, led by Edward Ruff and Michael Turiello and including Paula Villela, along with Douglas Lipke and William Thorsness of Vedder Price P.C. obtained a judgment in the amount of $9,539,768.54 for damages stemming from Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland (“F&D”) for contempt and violation of a bankruptcy court’s …

July 2019