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Marconi, Malarkey Complete TIC Transaction that Exceeds $85M in Value

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph R. Marconi, and Real Estate Attorney, John D. Malarkey, completed a Tenant-In-Common transaction which ended several years of litigation between warring stakeholders. The final sale exceeded $85M in value. In this transaction, the two stakeholders originally disagreed on, among other issues, the timing and sale price of the partnership’s sole   Continue Reading »

Heated Legal Malpractice Dispute Extinguished by Appellate Ruling

The First District Appellate Court affirmed a circuit court’s dismissal of a legal malpractice dispute based upon res judicata.  The appellate ruling in favor of Johnson & Bell’s client follows a prior dismissal of the legal malpractice lawsuit in 2019.  At that time, Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Joseph F. Spitzzeri and Rory L. Margulis, secured   Continue Reading »

Appellate Court Reverses Bench Trial Award on Plaintiff’s Statutory Wage and Hour Claims Against Non-Profit Religious Organization

The First District Appellate Court recently reversed a trial court judgment in a wage and hour dispute.  Previously, after a bench trial, the trial court had found in favor of plaintiff on her statutory claims under the Illinois Minimum Wage Law (“IMWL”) and the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (“IWPCA”).  The plaintiff was awarded   Continue Reading »

Schneiderman, Vickrey Secure Summary Judgment in Hospital Premises Liability Dispute

Johnson & Bell Attorneys, Brad R. Schneiderman and Caroline K. Vickrey, obtained summary judgment in a Cook County Circuit Court case in which the Plaintiff fell off of her rolling walker in our client’s hospital parking lot, fracturing her hip.  Plaintiff alleged the hospital failed to repair, remedy or maintain an unreasonably dangerous condition of   Continue Reading »

Chicago Law Firm, Partner Cleared in Dispute Over $5.75M Investment Scam

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Joseph R. Marconi and Victor J. Pioli, successfully defended a Chicago law firm and one of its partners against fraud and breach of fiduciary duty charges related to an investment scam. The trial in DuPage County was one of the first conducted in Illinois since the COVID-19 pandemic halted most live   Continue Reading »

Belongia Resolves Corporate Ownership Dispute; Saves Clients $2M

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Mark D. Belongia, successfully resolved a corporate ownership dispute involving a commercial recycling plant, saving his clients nearly $2 million in the process.  In this ownership dispute, Mr. Belongia represented two of the four shareholders, each of whom held a 25 percent stake in the company.  Following the death of one   Continue Reading »

Belongia Leads $5.7M Financing Transaction for Air Transportation Company

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Mark D. Belongia, along with Counsel, John D. Malarkey, recently closed a $5,750,000 credit facility for their client, a business executive air transportation company. The deal closed on February 26.  The highly complex financing transaction involved numerous state and federal regulatory bodies, including a local Chicago airport.  The collateral is two   Continue Reading »

Rantis Secures Dismissal with Prejudice in Speedway Spectator Accident

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Charles P. Rantis, obtained dismissal with prejudice of a complaint filed against a suburban racetrack and one of the race car drivers. In this case, plaintiff was attending a race at the speedway.  His ticket also granted plaintiff special access to the restricted pit area located adjacent to the race track,   Continue Reading »

LeFevour Secures Dismissal of IDHR Charges Against Security Company

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Genevieve M. LeFevour, received dismissal of charges in front of the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR).  In this case, a former, part-time employee stated that he successfully performed his job duties as a security guard when his employer allegedly discharged him due to his race.  The former employee further alleged   Continue Reading »

Kovarik, D’Avanzo Secure Defense Verdict in $1.85M Nursing Home Care Act Dispute

In a rare trial win for a nursing home, Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Andrew J. Kovarik and Matthew P. D’Avanzo, obtained a verdict for the defense in a Nursing Home Care Act case.  In this case, the plaintiff alleged that she developed a wound at the defendant’s facility and there was no documentation assessing the   Continue Reading »
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