Barney & Karamanis LLP

Trial Attorneys With A Record Of Multimillion-Dollar Wins

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Business Litigators Ready To Protect Your Assets And Ensure Fair Dealings

Barney & Karamanis’s commercial and business litigators handle virtually all types of disputes wherever they may arise. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts nationwide, in administrative and regulatory challenges, and before arbitrators and mediators from coast to coast. The Barney & Karamanis, LLP, approach to every case is exacting, thorough, strategic and, above all, effective.

Our aggressive, dynamic trial attorneys have successfully litigated numerous business conflicts involving the following:

  • Complex trade secret misappropriations
  • Breaches of contract
  • Financial fraud
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims against corporations and individuals
  • Intellectual property theft, including international disputes

We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients throughout our over 150 years of combined legal experience. We are known for our ability to bring about David and Goliath-type success stories when our clients are greatly outsized by their competitors.

Dedicated To Resolving Business Disputes Inside And Outside Of Companies

Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating business disputes, including breach of contract claims, partnership disputes and other corporate dissolutions. We are adept at handling claims based on unfair business practices, as well as legal challenges under federal and state securities laws and RICO statutes.

From simple to complex legal matters, our firm of experienced attorneys and support professionals are qualified to handle multifaceted litigation issues with the objective of reaching a prompt and effective resolution.

We understand the complexity of commercial litigation and its effects on your business. Our Chicago-based commercial litigation firm may also be willing to accept your case on a contingency fee basis. Below is a list of areas in which our attorneys have extensive experience:

  • Breach of warranty; consumer protection law violations
  • Business torts claims
  • Contract disputes and tortious interference claims
  • Dealer, distributor and franchise claims
  • Defamation
  • Director and officer liability
  • Employment-related disputes, including noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements
  • Trade secret infringement
  • Fraud, including accounting fraud and fraudulent conveyance
  • Real estate litigation
  • Risk management
  • Shareholder disputes, including derivative claims
  • TRO/injunctions
  • UCC claims
  • Unfair competition and supply chain claims
  • White collar defense

How We Can Help You

Our trial lawyers represent clients in state and federal courts and in government and administrative hearings, from the inception of the case to the trial and appeal. In addition, we handle prelitigation dispute resolution, mediations and arbitrations. We know that the definition of a successful outcome varies from situation to situation and client to client, and we seek to resolve every matter consistent with our client’s business and legal objectives.

We comprehensively evaluate cases upon intake and work to achieve favorable early resolutions when appropriate and in our client’s best interests. Where a negotiated settlement is desirable, we work for the most efficient and effective resolution possible. When a settlement isn’t possible, our attorneys aggressively litigate through trial with one goal in mind – victory.

Also Available For Advisory Services

While our business litigators have earned a broad array of professional acclaim, our singular goal is to help our clients solve their problems and resolve their disputes as favorably and efficiently as possible. We can advise clients on ways to avoid business disputes before they happen.

To schedule a consultation, call 312-702-0872 or complete our online inquiry form for a prompt response.