January 11, 2019

An attorney who represents 11 artists who created the Uptown Normal mural say federal law requires their permission for it to be demolished—and that compensation may be enough to earn that consent.

William McGrath, a Chicago lawyer specializing in copyright law, told GLT he hopes to reach an agreement with the Town of...

May 24, 2017

The former prevents a party from relying on agreements reached during negotiations that aren’t reduced to writing while the latter (non-reliance clauses) will defeat one side’s effort to assert fraud against the other.

July 13, 2016

With four locations around Chicago, Hot Woks Cool Sushi is thriving in the city. As a longtime client of Davis McGrath, we were thrilled to see that their business is receiving more visibility throughout Chicagoland with a beautiful new billboard displayed on the northbound Kennedy Expressway. Prior to unveiling the b...

May 23, 2016

A recent Illinois case (Father & Sons Home Improvement II, Inc. v. Stuart, 2016 IL App (1st) 143666) starkly illustrates the negative ramifications of inflating a mechanics lien or of misstating the completion date of construction work. The contractor in that case not only had its lien defeated but it also had to pay...

April 11, 2016

In K2 Development, LLC v. Braunstein, 2013 IL App (1st) 103672-U, the First District addressed Illinois law’s compensatory and punitive damages guideposts in a convoluted real estate fraud suit filed by an LLC against one of its two members.


The plaintiff LLC – through one of its members (a real estate novice) – sued...

March 23, 2016

 Read the article in it's entirety here: http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Articles/2016/03/17/Paul-Porvaznik-forum-3-17-16.aspx


March 14, 2016

 The First District recently considered whether a contract that could only be ended on both parties’ written consent was too indefinite and “perpetual” to be enforceable. In Rico Industries v. TLC Group, Inc., 2014 IL App (1st) 131522, the parties entered into a sales contract where plaintiff would sell products to Wa...

March 9, 2016

 In Southern Wine and Spirits of Illinois, Inc. v. Steiner, 2014 IL App (1st) 123435, the First District outlined and applied the rules governing the interpretation and enforcement of written guaranty agreements in Illinois.

The plaintiff wine distributor purchased the assets of another distributo...

March 1, 2016



Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.


Read the article in its entirety here: http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Articles/2016/02/24/Paul-Porvaznik-forum-2-24-16.aspx


February 17, 2016

 The Illinois Mechanics’ Lien Act ( 770 ILCS 60/1 et seq) provides a remedy to a contractor who provides improvements to real estate by allowing him to lien the property (place a hold on the property to secure payment).


Once the lien is perfected, it clouds the property’s title and the contractor can sue to forec...

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Copyright Act Doesn’t Pre-empt Shufflin Crew’s Right of Publicity Suit – Northern District of Illinois

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