Results Driven. For over a century, our Aronberg Goldgehn litigators have strived to consistently achieve excellent results for their clients, whether they are Fortune 500 companies or entrepreneurs. The definition of “Success” varies from client to client and case to case. Sometimes it means obtaining a favorable jury verdict or arbitration award. Other times, success means prevailing on a dispositive motion and protecting the victory on appeal. It can also mean negotiating a settlement after, or even before, litigation begins. Whatever the situation, our litigators have the knowledge, skill and experience to obtain the results our clients desire.   

Business Disputes. We are trial lawyers and full-service litigators. Aronberg Goldgehn lawyers represent clients in many industries in all types of business disputes at the mediation, arbitration, trial and appellate levels, including disputes involving the following areas of law:

Banking Health Care
Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Insurance Coverage
Breach of Contract Labor and Employment
Construction Product Liability
Corporate Deadlock and Dissolution Professional Liability
ERISA Real Estate
Family Law Restrictive Covenants
First Amendment and Media Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition


Budgeting and Analysis.
We offer our clients up-front analyses of the factual and legal issues, so that success can be defined, budgeted for and obtained. We staff our cases efficiently so that a partner has day-to-day involvement without the use of multiple levels of associates in every case. We implement the most cutting-edge technology to handle litigation efficiently and effectively.

Practice Made Personal® means we are there for our clients when the going gets tough and we treat their matters as our own. Commercial litigation can be stressful and distracting for business owners. Our business lawyers understand that. But when there is no alternative to litigation, we won’t abandon you. We work collaboratively with our Business Law and Transactions Group to ensure that the needs of an ongoing business remain paramount both during the course of litigation and when structuring any settlement. Business lawyers in our group also have extensive experience in ownership disputes (often referred to as “corporate divorce”). We work closely with our Business Law and Transactions Group in planning, executing and litigating such matters. When it comes to your business disputes, We Take It Personally®.

Local Service, Global Resources. Through our membership and leadership in Legal Netlink Alliance (an alliance of midsized, general practice, independent law firms), our reach is literally global. So whether you need to diligence a merger partner in Phoenix, Arizona, litigate in the Delaware Chancery Court, or consult with a tax expert in Belgium, we can provide assistance both quickly and economically.

"Successfully defended a suit brought by..."

Successfully defended a suit brought by a minority shareholder for corporate dissolution and other relief. The plaintiff had alleged that the majority shareholder had engaged in acts of unfairness, oppression, corporate waste and unauthorized acts and sought dissolution of the company or a forced buyout of plaintiff’s interest.


"Obtained summary judgment in an..."

Obtained summary judgment in an international arbitration proceeding in favor of a U.S. life settlement provider in its claims for breach of contract and bad faith against a German closed-end investment fund.


"Obtained an order dismissing for..."

Obtained an order dismissing for lack of personal jurisdiction a lawsuit alleging claims for tortious interference that had been brought against our client, a Nevada corporation. This decision effectively brought to an end over two years of litigation in both federal and state court.


"Obtained capitulation of employees who..."

Obtained capitulation of employees who left employer with trade secrets to improperly compete with it.


"Obtained summary judgment and appellate..."

Obtained summary judgment and appellate victory for bank who had competing claims with a borrower’s trade creditor notwithstanding that trade creditor claimed certain payments from customers were earmarked for trade creditor.


"Obtained a significant declaratory judgment in..."

Obtained a significant declaratory judgment in favor of the firm's client, a professional liability insurer. The insurer's policyholder, a title agent, claimed that the insurer should defend it and provide coverage for two class action lawsuits in which the title agent's customers sought return of unpaid recording and courier delivery fees. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled in the insurer's favor, agreeing that our client was not required to defend the lawsuits or provide coverage for any damages.


"Obtained a judgment in favor of..."

Obtained a judgment in favor of the firm’s client, the administrator of an ERISA-based health benefits plan, for a constructive trust. The ERISA-based plan required plan members to reimburse the plan when they received funds from third parties. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois agreed that the plan administrator was entitled to a constructive trust over such amounts and granted judgment in favor of the plan administrator. The ruling is a significant, precedent-setting victory for ERISA plan administrators, who frequently face challenges when seeking such relief in the federal courts.


"Obtained a favorable decision before the..."

Obtained a favorable decision before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The Court reversed the lower court's decision which had compelled our client to arbitrate the Defendant’s multi-million dollar successor-liability claims. The Court of Appeals held that our client had not assumed responsibility for the Defendant’s claims and thus was not bound to arbitrate them. The ruling effectively brought to an end several years of highly contentious litigation.


"Successfully resisted a competing claim for..."

Successfully resisted a competing claim for pension plan benefits through litigation in the United States District Court and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in Missouri.


"Obtained a $1 million judgment for an..."

Obtained a $1 million judgment for an Illinois company against a credit union which, over a period of 15 months, was alleged to have converted more than three hundred checks made payable to our client.


"Obtained a judgment, after a bench trial..."

Obtained a judgment, after a bench trial, in favor of a business owner and against a contractor that performed renovation work, and successfully defended the result on appeal.

19 Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers By Illinois Leading Lawyers
04.27.17

Nineteen of the firm’s members have been named Leading Lawyers by Illinois Leading Lawyers, a designation awarded to less than 5 percent of Illinois attorneys.... Read More


7 Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Emerging Lawyers By Illinois Leading Lawyers
04.26.17

Katie Attebery, Amy Gibson, Julie Johnson, Kari Kaplan, Tim Nelson, Amber LaFevers and Sara Spratt have been named Emerging Lawyers by Illinois Leading Lawyers, a designation awarded to less than 2 percent of Illinois attorneys.... Read More


Larry Stein and Ben Haskin Presenting Admitting Complex Electronic Materials Into Evidence
02.21.17

Aronberg Goldgehn attorneys Lawrence Stein and Benjamin Haskin will present “Admitting Complex Electronic Materials into Evidence” at the Du Page County Courthouse on March 10.... Read More


Federal Court Diversity Jurisdiction and Non-Corporate Entities - REIT Is a Citizen of Every State Where Its Owners Are Citizens
02.10.17

For the first time in 25 years, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court addressed the application of the federal diversity statute to non-corporate entities.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named "Rising Stars By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.23.17

Staci L. Balbirer, Amy M. Gibson, Julie A. Johnson, Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber O. LaFevers and Timothy R. Nelson have been named “Rising Stars” by Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


Chris Bannon, Jay Frank, Tom Hanekamp, Blooma Stark, Larry Stein and Michael Zaslavsky Named Super Lawyers By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.23.17

Aronberg Goldgehn members Chris Bannon, Jay Frank, Tom Hanekamp, Blooma Stark, Larry Stein and Michael Zaslavsky have been selected as Illinois Super Lawyers for 2017.... Read More


John Sciaccotta Invited By Illinois Supreme Court Judge Mary Jane Theis to Present at the Judicial District 1 Bar Admission Ceremony
10.21.16

On Nov. 10, 2016, at the 12:45 p.m. ceremony, John Sciaccotta will have the honor of moving for the admission of the candidates, whom will include his son Michael.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Further Expands Its Insurance Coverage Practice With the Addition of Associates Daniel Berkowitz and Sara Spratt
10.20.16

Daniel J. Berkowitz and Sara E. Spratt have joined Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa as associates in the firm’s insurance coverage practice group.... Read More


R. Timothy Novel Presenting What Amounts Can Be Collected Pre- and Post-Judgment
10.10.16

On October 21, 2016, Aronberg Goldgehn Partner Timothy Novel will present at the Illinois State Bar Association’s “Litigation and Enforcement of Judgments” CLE program.... Read More


The Disappearance of the Requirement That the Internal Revenue Service Exhaust All Reasonable Collection Efforts Against the Primary Obligor
09.15.16

An article by Aronberg Goldgehn associate Benjamin Haskin has been published in the Federal Taxation newsletter.... Read More


John Sciaccotta Serving as Co-Chair of the Host Committee for the 2016 Reception Held By The Committee for Retention of Judges in Cook County
09.14.16

Aronberg Goldgehn member Larry Stein is also a member of the committee hosting the reception on September 26, 2016.... Read More


Thomas K. Hanekamp and Catherine Connelly Warren Join Aronberg Goldgehn's Insurance Coverage Practice
09.08.16

Insurance coverage lawyers Thomas K. Hanekamp and Catherine Connelly Warren have joined Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa as members.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Sponsoring the 18th Annual Illinois Bar Foundation Gala
09.07.16

Aronberg Goldgehn is honored to be the Northern Illinois University Fellowship Sponsor for the Illinois Bar Foundation’s 2016 Gala, where Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will be presented with the 2016 Distinguished Award for Excellence.... Read More


Litigator R. Timothy Novel Joins Aronberg Goldgehn
08.15.16

R. Timothy Novel has joined Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa as a Member, adding depth and experience to the firm’s commercial litigation practice.... Read More


Lawrence Stein Appointed to Board of Directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation
08.15.16

Aronberg Goldgehn member Lawrence A. Stein has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation.... Read More


John Sciaccotta Elected to Membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
08.08.16

Litigator John C. Sciaccotta has been elected a Member of the prestigious Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn's Women's Initiative Hosts Its Inaugural Inspiration Award Luncheon
08.01.16

Ulta Beauty General Counsel Jodi Caro Honored With the 2016 Inspiration Award... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Wins Appeal Creating Precedent That Receipt of Account Statement Is Sufficient to Put an Account Holder on Notice of Discrepancies or Wrongful Activity
06.01.16

Aronberg Goldgehn litigation attorneys Nathan H. Lichtenstein and Benjamin E. Haskin have obtained a victory in the Illinois Appellate Court.... Read More


Appellate Win By Nate Lichtenstein and Ben Haskin Featured In Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
05.31.16

Aronberg attorneys Nathan Lichtenstein and Benjamin Haskin's victory for a bank client is featured in the May 31 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.... Read More


Nate Lichtenstein a Panel Speaker at The American Business Appraisers National Network's Annual Conference
05.09.16

Trial lawyer Nathan Lichtenstein and his fellow panelists will present “Tips & Techniques to Defend Your Position.”... Read More


Larry Stein Appointed to Leadership Positions With the Illinois State Bar Association
04.29.16

Lawrence A. Stein has been appointed a member of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Legal Education Admission & Competence and its Federal Civil Practice Section Council.... Read More


Chris Bannon and Amber LaFevers Obtain Summary Judgment In Claims-Made Coverage Dispute
03.31.16

The two obtained summary judgment in a case of first impression under Indiana law involving the question of coverage, under a “claims-made” liability policy, for a claim made against the insured law firm after the policy period.... Read More


Elizabeth Lazzara and John Sciaccotta Serving as Campaign Vice Chairs for the 2016 Investing in Justice Campaign
03.01.16

Aronberg Goldgehn members Elizabeth O. Lazzara and John C. Sciaccotta are serving as Campaign Vice Chairs for the 2016 Chicago Bar Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Investing in Justice Campaign, which kicks off on March 7, 2016.... Read More


Employment Law Trending Now - Supreme Court Rules Unaccepted Settlement Offer Does Not Moot Class Action Lawsuits
01.20.16

In a blow to class action defendants, the Supreme Court has ruled that a defendant cannot use a settlement offer or a Rule 68 offer of judgment to cut off plaintiff’s claims.... Read More


Katie Attebery and Kari Hoelting Kaplan Named New Members
01.06.16

Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa has named Katherine A. Attebery and Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan as Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2016.... Read More


Larry Stein Presenting at Growing Your Business Mega Meeting 2016
01.06.16

On Jan. 29, Lawrence A. Stein will co-present “Dealing with and Counseling Clients Regarding Business Interests in Contested Estates.”... Read More


Trial Lawyer Lawrence A. Stein Joins Aronberg Goldgehn
01.05.16

Lawrence A. Stein has joined Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa as a member, adding considerable depth and experience to the firm’s appellate and litigation practices.... Read More


Six Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers
01.01.16

Staci Balbirer, Amy M. Rapoport Gibson, Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber O. LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Julie A. Neubauer and have been designated Rising Stars in Illinois by Super Lawyers.... Read More


Christopher Bannon, Jay Frank, Blooma Stark and Michael Zaslavsky Named Super Lawyers By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.01.16

Aronberg Goldgehn members Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank, Blooma Stark and Michael Zaslavsky have been selected as Illinois ‘Super Lawyers’ for 2016.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Appoints New Practice Group Chairs
07.29.15

Nate Lichtenstein and Amy Rapoport Gibson Will Lead the Commercial Litigation Group; Paul Gilman and Tim Nelson, Business Law & Transactions... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Ranked No. 1 for Having the Highest Percentage of Women Associates Among Illinois' Largest Firms
07.14.15

Chicago Lawyer magazine’ has published the results of its annual diversity survey of the largest law firms in Illinois, and Aronberg Goldgehn has been ranked No. 1 in one analysis of the statistics.... Read More


John Sciaccotta Joins Aronberg Goldgehn
05.04.15

John Sciaccotta has joined Aronberg Goldberg as a member. He focuses his practice on litigation, arbitration and business counseling matters with a special emphasis on complex civil trial and appellate cases brought in federal and state courts throughout the country.... Read More


Chris Bannon Presenting at ISBA Seminar, "Because You're Worth It! Achieving Advancement & Fair Compensation in the Legal Profession"
04.01.15

On May 7, 2015, Aronberg Goldgehn Co-Managing Member Christopher J. Bannon and his fellow panelists will present "Rising Above the Stats: Defining and Encouraging Success for Women Attorneys and Methods for Achieving It."... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Illinois
01.12.15

Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank and Blooma Stark have been selected as Illinois ‘Super Lawyers;’ Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber N. LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson named ‘Rising Stars.’... Read More


Lisa Brodsky, Tim Nelson and Amy Gibson Elected New Members
01.01.15

Aronberg Goldgehn has elected Lisa J. Brodsky, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson as Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2015.... Read More


Nate Lichtenstein and Ben Haskin Granted Motion for Directed Finding to Secure a Trial Victory
10.21.14

Aronberg Goldgehn litigators Nathan H. Lichtenstein and Benjamin Haskin obtained the rare feat of directed finding to secure a trial victory for a long-time client.... Read More


Lindsay Lollio Joins Aronberg Goldgehn
05.01.14

Lindsay focuses her practice on the analysis and litigation of complex insurance coverage matters, and joins the Insurance Coverage and Commercial Litigation practice groups.... Read More


Rapoport Gibson to Present Winning the Battle of the Forms to Association of Corporate Counsel
04.23.14

Amy Rapoport Gibson will present at the May meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel on Winning the “Battle of the Forms”... Read More


Hoelting Kaplan, LaFevers, Nelson and Gibson Named Rising Stars By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.13.14

Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson have been designated as Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


Chris Bannon, Jay Frank, Billy Garmisa and Blooma Stark Named Super Lawyers By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.13.14

Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank, William J. Garmisa and Blooma Stark have been selected as Super Lawyers by Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


Bannon, Frank, Garmisa and Stark Named Super Lawyers By Illinois Super Lawyers
08.29.13

Aronberg Goldgehn members Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank, William J. Garmisa and Blooma Stark have been selected as Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


Katie Attebery, Amy Gibson, Tim Nelson and Julie Neubauer Named Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers
08.29.13

Aronberg Attorneys Katherine A. Attebery, Amy M. Rapoport Gibson, Timothy R. Nelson and Julie A. Neubauer and have been designated Rising Stars in Illinois by Super Lawyers.... Read More


Insurance Coverage Update - Illinois Appellate Court Finds Insurer's Failure to Sufficiently Monitor Defense Counsel Is Breach of Duty to Defend
05.01.13

The Illinois Appellate Court held that an insurer breached its duty to defend when it hired defense counsel but did not take sufficient action to ensure that counsel provided an “actual defense” for the insured. Consequently the court found the insurer liable for damages in an amount well in excess of the policy limits.... Read More


Ben Haskin Publishes "Player Challenges Mental Health Protocol" in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
01.22.13

Aronberg Goldgehn litigator Benjamin Haskin has published "Player Challenges Mental Health Protocol," which focuses on an NBA player's fight for reasonable accommodations for his anxiety disorder.... Read More


Eight Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers' and Rising Stars' in Illinois
01.04.13

Aronberg Goldgehn is pleased to announce that four attorneys were selected as Illinois ‘Super Lawyers’ for 2013 and four attorneys were designated as ‘Rising Stars’ in Illinois by Super Lawyers magazine.... Read More


Amber LaFevers Joins Aronberg Goldgehn
10.22.12

Amber LaFevers has joined the firm as a litigation associate. She will concentrate her practice in complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution.... Read More


Lisa Brodsky and Amy Rapoport Gibson Win ERISA Appeal in 8th Circuit Court
08.21.12

Aronberg Goldgehn litigators Lisa J. Brodsky and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson have obtained an appellate court victory before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in IBEW Pension Plan v Wright and Walker.... Read More


Benjamin Haskin Joins Aronberg Goldgehn as an Associate
12.09.11


Bankruptcy Alert - A Judgment for Violation of the City of Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance May Not be Dischargeable in Bankruptcy
10.21.11

The Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently held that a judgment entered against a landlord for violation of various sections of the City of Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance was not dischargeable in bankruptcy.... Read More


Attebery, Morrison and Nelson Join Aronberg Goldgehn As Associates
11.29.10

Katherine Attebery, Angela Morrison and Timothy Nelson have joined Aronberg Goldgehn as associates.... Read More


Lichtenstein Obtains Dismissal of Defamation Case
08.25.10

Aronberg Goldgehn litigator Nathan Lichtenstein has obtained a dismissal of a lawsuit claiming defamation and tortuous interference with prospective economic advantage for alleged statements made to news media.... Read More


Lichtenstein to Lecture on Life and Viatical Settlements
12.01.09

Nathan Lichtenstein will be lecturing at the Decalogue Society of Lawyers on the topic of life and viatical settlements.... Read More


Bannon Obtains Appellate Court Ruling for Accountants' Professional Liability Insurer
11.24.09

Christopher Bannon has obtained an appellate court victory for a professional liability insurer in a Louisiana suit over insurance coverage for an accountant accused of securities laws violations and related wrongful acts.... Read More


Lichtenstein to Attend LISA Fall Conference in New York
10.13.09


Lichtenstein Resolves Carmack Amendment Claim for Candy Manufacturer
10.12.09

Nathan Lichtenstein successfully resolved a Carmack Amendment claim on behalf of a candy manufacturer against a broker and shipper.... Read More


Lichtenstein Successfully Defends Client in Suit Claiming Breach of Contract and Consumer Fraud Act Violations
10.07.09

Nathan Lichtenstein successfully tried and defended a home remodeling company in a suit claiming breach of contract and violations of the Consumer Fraud Act.... Read More


Lichtenstein and Brodsky Obtain Appellate Court Decision
10.05.09


Lichtenstein Obtains a Dismissal With Prejudice of a Claim for Breach of Contract
09.29.09

Nathan Lichtenstein has obtained a dismissal with prejudice of a claim for breach of contract and fraud against the sellers of a condominium unit... Read More


Nathan Lichtenstein Successfully Argued and Obtained a Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings in a Suit Against our Client for Defamation
01.14.09