Illinois Office:
3725 Blackhawk Road Suite 200
Rock Island, IL 61201
Tel: (309) 786-4900
Fax: (309) 786-4940
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Iowa Office:
220 Emerson Place Suite 301
Davenport, IA 52801
Tel: (563) 326-4900
Fax: (563) 326-4944
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Areas of Practice

Click on any link below to learn more about each of our areas of practice:


Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights

Our Bankruptcy attorneys represent clients in matters relating to all aspects of federal reorganization and liquidation proceedings and advise clients in other creditors' rights matters in the federal courts for the Northern and Southern District of Iowa; Northern, Central and Southern District of Illinois; Eastern and Western District of Michigan; Northern and Southern District of Indiana; Eastern and Western District of Missouri; Eastern and Western District of Wisconsin; Eastern and Western District of Arkansas; District Courts of Kansas, Minnesota, Colorado and Nebraska.

Listed below are some of the specific areas covered by our practice.

  • Asset purchases from bankruptcy estates
  • Involuntary bankruptcy filings
  • Discharge and discharge-ability proceedings
  • Bankruptcy stay litigation
  • Exemptions litigation
  • Cash collateral disputes
  • Objections to confirmation
  • Preference and fraudulent conveyance actions
  • Creditor claims
  • Workouts and loan restructurings
  • Reaffirmation Agreements
  • First Meeting of Creditors

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Business and Corporate

Our Business attorneys offer a variety of services for clients in connection with corporations, partnerships, business ventures, the purchase and sale of businesses, and other commercial matters. Listed below are some of the specific areas covered by our practice.

  • Choice and structure of business organizations
  • Incorporations and corporate law
  • Formation of partnerships
  • Formation of limited liability companies
  • Formation of professional corporations
  • Representation of sole proprietorships
  • Joint ventures
  • Professional associations
  • Director's and officer's responsibilities and liabilities
  • Shareholder's Cross Purchase Agreements
  • Stock redemptions
  • Ownership succession planning
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Reorganizations and liquidations
  • Sales of businesses, assets, and corporate stock
  • Business loan structuring and documentation
  • Secured and unsecured financing
  • Product and service warranties
  • Confidentiality and non-competition agreements
  • Research and development agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Independent contractor matters
  • Shareholder and management relations

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Criminal Defense

Our Criminal Defense attorneys defend clients in misdemeanor and felony court proceedings before local, state and administrative courts.

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Family Law

Our Family Law attorneys provide a full range of trial and appellate court representation relating to family and matrimonial law. Listed below are some of the specific areas covered by our practice.

  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Marital Separation Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Prenuptial/Antenuptial Settlement Agreements
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
  • Alimony/Separate Maintenance

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Insurance Defense

Our Insurance Defense attorneys provide a broad range of legal services to insurers, insureds, and self-insured entities involving insurance litigation, appeals, and arbitration matters. We also offer advice and counsel regarding risk management and preventative measures. Listed below are some of the specific areas covered by our practice.

  • Premises Liability
  • Automobile property and personal injury claims
  • Medical and legal malpractice
  • Bad faith/excess coverage
  • Subrogation
  • Agent negligence or malpractice
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Insurance coverage litigation
  • Recreational personal injury
  • Workers compensation claims

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Labor and Employment

The Labor and Employment attorneys offer a full range of services for management, including advice and counsel on all employee relations matters, and defense and counsel in employee and union disputes.Listed below are some of the specific areas covered by our practice.

  • Employment & Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Employment/Personnel Manuals
  • Employment litigation
  • Wrongful discharges, discrimination, and sexual harassment
  • Equal Employment Act compliance (EEA)
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Wage and hour laws
  • Employee benefits, including ERISA
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Unemployment Compensation Claims
  • Employment Non-Competition Agreements
  • Social Security Disability Insurance benefits
  • Worker's Compensation

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Litigation

Our Litigation attorneys offer a full range of trial and appellate services related to state and federal litigation proceedings. We also represent clients in dispute matters in alternative dispute resolution forums. Listed below are some of the specific areas covered by our practice.

  • Commercial litigation
  • Personal injury and wrongful death claims
  • Computer law
  • Construction litigation, including builder and contractor disputes
  • Product liability claims
  • Breach and Enforcement of Contracts
  • Professional malpractice claims
  • Corporate and partnership disputes
  • Sports and recreation law
  • Environmental litigation
  • Health care litigation
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Appeals to federal, state and administrative courts of review
  • Banking/Commercial Lender liability
     

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Municipalities

Our Municipal attorneys represent Illinois and Iowa municipal corporations Providing counsel to and representation for municipalities in a variety of administrative and judicial proceedings. Some areas of representation include:

  • Civil representation
  • Criminal prosecution
  • Drafting and enforcement of city ordinances
  • Labor relations
  • Tax Increment Financing Districts (TIF)

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Real Estate

The Real Estate provides representation to a wide spectrum of personal and commercial clients involved in real estate, including regional banks, mortgage companies, investment groups, developers, and individuals. Attorneys assist clients in all aspects of the transaction, from structuring and negotiating the deal, to resolving subsequent disputes or litigating when necessary. In addition, the firm is agent for Attorneys Title Guaranty and a member of Iowa Title Guaranty, and can handle all client title insurance needs. Listed below are some of the specific areas covered by our practice.

  • Residential purchases and sales
  • Acquisitions and development of residential and commercial properties
  • Commercial loans
  • Personal loans and mortgages
  • Title insurance
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Condominium declarations and association bylaws
  • Construction contracts
  • Covenants and restrictions for Planned Unit Developments
  • Representation of Condominium and Homeowner's Associations
  • Creditor Foreclosures

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Trusts and Estates

The Trust and Estate attorneys advise and represent clients in all matters relating to estate planning, trust and estate administration, personal tax planning, and tax-exempt organizations. Listed below are some of the specific areas covered by our practice.

  • Will preparation
  • Trust formation (including funding of trusts)
  • Estate and gift tax planning
  • Legal incapacity and guardianship proceedings
  • Powers of attorney (property and healthcare)
  • Living wills
  • Estate administration
  • Trust administration
  • Estate beneficiary representation
  • Trustee and trust beneficiary representation
  • Business succession planning

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Workers' Compensation

Our Workers' Compensation attorneys represent insurance carriers, self-insured employers, associations, and claims service companies in Illinois and Iowa workers' compensation claims proceedings.

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