COMMERCIAL & WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL LITIGATION

Specializing in Commercial and White Collar Criminal Litigation

Staes & Scallan, P.C., specializes in commercial and white collar criminal litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Both have secured favorable results for numerous clients in civil and criminal matters. We are routinely referred work by significant Chicago law firms and would be pleased to represent you.

Commercial Litigation
(federal and state courts)

Appellate Litigation
(federal and state courts)

White Collar
criminal litigation

OUR SERVICES

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Arbitration/Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Lender Liability
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • RICO Litigation
  • Securities Litigation

ATTORNEYS

Andrew Staes

Partner

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Practice Areas

Commercial litigation (federal and state courts)
Appellate litigation (federal and state courts)
White Collar criminal litigation

Admissions

Illinois, 1983
Trial Bar United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1984
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1985
United States Tax Court, 1991
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1992

Education

Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1983
University of Illinois (B.S.B.A. Business Administration), 1980

Representative Matters

Seventh Circuit reversal of $394,000 sanction against class action/mass tort law firm, Motley Rice.

Dismissal of all charges against client in federal bank fraud case.

Successful representation of supplier of copy equipment in   matter that involved protracted trial court proceedings, two Seventh Circuit Appeals and a referral of a certified question to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Summary judgment for defendant doctor in insider trading case that had been brought by the S.E.C.

Secured successful settlement of defendant in long running multi-million dollar partnership dispute involving multiple entities, multiple lawsuits and an arbitration action.

Representation of individual accused by Sentinel Bankruptcy Trustee of having received millions of dollars in fraudulent transfers. Matter settled after we filed for summary judgment.

Successful representation of father in trust litigation brought against him by his sons.

Represented real estate investor plaintiff in RICO action against developer and obtained favorable settlement.

Represented Illinois Department of Insurance in RICO action against persons who defrauded insurance carrier. Action settled after defendants’ motions to dismiss were denied.

Seventh Circuit reversal of attorney fee award under international treaty and the court’s inherent authority against Maurice Lenell Cooky Co. and successful opposition to certiorari petition.

Seventh Circuit reversal of denial of sanctions and further imposition of sanctions on appellee for appeal in securities and RICO case.

Seventh Circuit affirmance of sanction award against plaintiff in securities fraud action.

Illinois Appellate Court affirmance of $407,000 judgment against Bank and its Chairman.

Successful opposition to Harpo Entertainment Group’s motion to dismiss employment complaint.

Successful resolution of patent ownership dispute.

Summary judgment for University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics on patient’s claim of sexual assault by hospital psychologist.

Successful defense of phen/fen claim brought against University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics.

Seventh Circuit affirmance of suppression of evidence in racketeering case.

Seventh Circuit affirmance of suppression in extortion case resulting in dismissal of all charges.

Seventh Circuit reversal of sentence in arson case.

Seventh Circuit reversal of sentence in narcotics conspiracy and continuing criminal enterprise case.

Reversal of federal racketeering sentence, and later grant of certiorari and vacatur of judgment.

Vacatur of federal firearms violations resulting in 10-year reduction of sentence and Seventh Circuit affirmance thereof.

Obtained judgment on the pleadings for Village Mayor who had been sued under Federal Wiretap Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Stored Communications Act.

Obtained summary judgment for Village Mayor who had been sued under Title VII and 42 USC §1983.

Recgonition

Named Illinois Super Lawyer in Business Litigation by Thomson Reuters
Selected to America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys for Illinois.

Consulting

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) – Script Legal Advisor

Stephen Scallan

Partner

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Practice Areas

High stakes commercial litigation in federal and state courts, including complex shareholder disputes, fraud claims, RICO actions, breach of contract, professional liability, and fraudulent transfer claims.

Federal criminal law, including the areas of health care fraud, and tax.

Appeals from federal and state court judgments.

Admissions

Illinois, 1995

Trial Bar United States District Court, Northern District Illinois, 2002

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2002

Education

University of Notre Dame Law School, 1995
Northwestern University (Bachelor of Arts), 1992

Representative Matters

Represented owner of carpeting stores in connection with his disputed with major carpet supplier. Matter resolved after defendant’s motion to dismiss denied.

Obtained verdict for plaintiff in a contempt proceeding stemming from defendant’s having sold an expensive boat while subject to a citation.  The verdict was obtained by demonstrating at trial that defendant had backdated numerous documents.  Bankruptcy court ruled that the obligation was non-dischargeable.

Secured successful settlement for defendant in long running multi-million dollar partnership dispute involving multiple entities, multiple lawsuits and an arbitration action.

Secured verdict for client who authored a prudence opinion for the Illinois Student Assistant’s Commission in connection with its investment in the South Shore Bank.  Client had been accused of malfeasance and fraud in connection with the transaction.

Representation of individual accused by Sentinel Bankruptcy Trustee of having received millions of dollars in fraudulent transfers. Matter settled after we filed for summary judgment.

Successful representation of supplier of copy equipment in   matter that involved protracted trial court proceedings, two Seventh Circuit Appeals and a referral of a certified question to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Represented real estate investor plaintiff in RICO action against developer and obtained favorable settlement.

Represented Illinois Department of Insurance in RICO action against persons who defrauded insurance carrier. Action settled after defendants’ motions to dismiss were denied.

Seventh Circuit reversal of attorney fee award under international treaty and the court’s inherent authority against Maurice Lenell Cooky Co. and successful opposition to certiorari petition.

Successful resolution of patent ownership dispute.

Successful representation of father in trust litigation brought against him by his sons.

Summary judgment for University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics on patient’s claim of sexual assault by hospital psychologist.

Successful defense of phen/fen claim brought against University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics.

Seventh Circuit affirmance of suppression of evidence in racketeering case.

Seventh Circuit affirmance of suppression in extortion case resulting in dismissal of all charges.

Obtained judgment on the pleadings for Village Mayor who had been sued under Federal Wiretap Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Stored Communications Act.

Obtained summary judgment for Village Mayor who had been sued under Title VII and 42 USC §1983.

Professional Awards

Illinois Super Lawyer 2018-2021

Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rated

Selected for inclusion in Irish Legal 100 since 2015

Personal Biography

I grew up in the Northern suburbs of Chicago. I attended New Trier High School where I played on the varsity tennis team. I attended Northwestern University and subsequently Notre Dame Law School.  I am married with four teenage sons.

Since as long as I can remember, I wanted to be an attorney. I enjoy the competition of helping litigants with serious problems successfully resolve their litigation problems. I am always looking for ways to amicably resolve disputes but equally enjoy taking a case to trial and through the appellate process.

Our firm is a small but brand name Chicago firm that routinely works alongside and against government entities and the largest law firms in the county.

 

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