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Mr. Hellerman Named as a 2014 Illinois Super Lawyer® in Business Litigation
Mr. Hellerman is proud to announce that he has been selected as a Super Lawyer® in Illinois in Business Litigation for 2014. Super Lawyers® selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Once each year, Super Lawyers® invites lawyers in each state to nominate the top attorneys they've personally observed in action. Each candidate is then evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Peer nominations and evaluations are then combined with third-party research. Selections for inclusion as a Super Lawyer® are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The final published list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. For more information on Super Lawyers® and its selection process, and to view Mr. Hellerman's Super Lawyers® profile, click .
Mr. Hellerman Obtains Summary Judgment in Claim Against Lease Broker
January 22, 2014
Mr. Hellerman obtained summary judgment on behalf of a container manufacturer in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Mr. Hellerman's client had retained a lease broker to provide a $9.5 million equipment lease in accordance with terms provided by the client. The broker proposed two different leases, but neither met the client's parameters, so the client did not execute either lease. Nonetheless, the broker kept the client's good faith deposit and refused to return it after the client demanded it back, claiming that it had earned the deposit by providing the leases even though the client did not sign them. Mr. Hellerman filed suit against the broker and, after discovery, both parties filed cross-motions for summary judgment. After full briefing and a 90 minute oral argument, the Judge granted summary judgment in favor of Mr. Hellerman's client for the full amount of the deposit, plus attorney's fees and costs pursuant to the contract between the parties. For additional information, please contact Mr. Hellerman.
Mr. Hellerman Obtains Key Banking Appellate Decision
October 2, 2013