Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP's litigation practice encompasses a broad range of substantive areas arising from tort, contract, regulatory and statutory controversies before State and Federal Trial and Appellate Courts, regulatory agencies, arbitration and mediation tribunals and alternative dispute resolution facilities.
Representative Practice Areas include:
Civil Rights Litigation as it may affect all of the industries and professions mentioned, as well as governmental units and employees.
Commercial Litigation involving claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, product disparagement, advertising liability, violations of contract and statute involving sales representatives and manufacturers' representatives, enforcement of or defense against non-competition agreements, partnership dissolutions and actions for accounting, creditors' rights litigation in bankruptcies, and civil disputes generally arising from commercial activity including defamation (both slander and libel).
Construction Litigation involving various professions, general contractors, prime contractors, architects, subcontractors and owners in injury and property damage claims as well as those for economic loss including negligence, contract, and statutes affecting construction.
Employer Liability involving claims of wrongful discharge, racial, sexual, age and other discrimination, failure to provide benefits and wrongful discipline based upon federal and state statutes and regulations as well as common law and contract.
We also represent school boards and municipalities in a variety of claims brought in state court, federal court, and in administrative hearings before the Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board. The claims we have defended against include claims under state and federal law alleging retaliation, discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, age and disability. We have defended lawsuits alleging wrongful discharge from employment, violations of section 1983 and numerous other claims. Client list and references are available upon request.
Environmental, Health and Safety Litigation government enforcement actions, and regulatory counseling involving all kinds of environmental statutes, regulations and matters (Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, hazardous waste, contaminated property, reporting obligations, OSHA, environmental audits, permitting, permit appeals, citizen suits), in addition to advising clients in resolving problems regarding the purchase, sale and development of contaminated property.
Insurance Coverage involving coverage disputes, claims of bad faith refusal to settle claims, contract claims arising out of premium disputes, representation of premium financing institutions, general contractual liability disputes on behalf of primary, excess and reinsurers, regulatory disputes involving such insurers, and construction and application of various statutes and regulations affecting such insurers.
Premises Liability Litigation involving retail and commercial businesses, hotels and landlords from slips and falls to actions for civil rape and criminal activity.
Product Liability Litigation involving automobiles, tires, trucks, vehicles of all kinds, construction machinery and materials, chemicals, drug pharmaceutical, medical devices and machines, sporting equipment, toys, tools, structures and structural devices, railroad car dividers, valves, electrical components and machines such as computerized equipment, loading docks, food products, grinders, saws, machines and mechanical devices of all kinds.
Professional Liability involving attorneys, architects, engineers, accountants, insurance agents and brokers, investment counselors, financing institutions, real estate brokers, bankers, investigative and detective agencies, officers and directors, physicians, osteopaths, dentists, podiatrists, nurses, medical technicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, and medical institutions such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes.
Public Finance participation as bond counsel, underwriter's and placement counsel and borrower's counsel in numerous transactions involving state, county, city and 501(c)3 entities. The firm's public finance practice has exploded in growth in recent years. These transactions have totaled well over one billion dollars annually over the last three years.
Real Estate Litigation arising out of contracts, deeds, wills, governmental taking, affecting commercial and residential properties, condominiums and easements.
Toxic Tort Litigation involving asbestos, benzene and other chemicals on behalf of manufacturers, premises owners and contractors. Numerous cases taken to trial and verdict.
Transportation Litigation involving automobiles, trucks, railroads, aircraft, and pleasure and commercial watercraft resulting from claims of personal injury, property damage or economic loss.
Warranty Litigation involving truck and automotive manufacturers, foreign and domestic, and automotive dealers under federal fee shifting statutes such as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state lemon law and consumer fraud acts. Extensive experience in this expanding area of law.
While the areas listed are extensive, they are, by no means, exhaustive. It has been the experience of the attorneys at Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP that the common element tying all of these substantive areas together is the court room, conference room or hearing room in which the lawyers' advocacy skills are required. These are the common locations for the ultimate resolution, failing negotiation, of all such disputes and these are the arenas in which Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP's attorneys excel.
Since its creation in 1987, Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP has emerged as a respected and known "player" in the legal community. We are pleased to offer quality, cost effective legal services to our current clients and look forward to the opportunity of effectively representing new clients.
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