CDG Law, Inc.
Chris has over 12 years of experience both in the law firm setting and as General Counsel to local and international companies. He decided to open CDG Law, Inc. to best use the skills and knowledge gained over the course of his career to have the biggest impact on helping clients with their legal needs. Chris prides himself on his attention to detail, he interpersonal/communication skills and his devotion to his clients.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Commercial Law||Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Bad Faith, Commercial Constitutional Law, Commercial Crimes, Commercial Fraud, Commercial Liability, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Mediation, Commercial Torts, Commercial Transactions, Commercial Transfers, Commercial Trusts, Complex Commercial Litigation, International Commercial Arbitration, International Commercial Law, International Sale of Goods, Negotiable Instruments, Retail Liability, Sale of Goods, Secured Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, Warehousing|
|Commercial Real Estate||Commercial Conveyancing, Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Commercial Real Estate Bankruptcy, Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Commercial Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure, Commercial Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Real Estate Sales, Commercial Real Estate Syndication, Commercial Real Estate Workouts, Industrial Real Estate Law, Retail Development, Shopping Center Acquisitions, Shopping Center Development, Shopping Center Law|
|Corporate Law||Closely Held Corporations, Corporate Banking Law, Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Contracts, Corporate Control Contests, Corporate Criminal Law, Corporate Dissolutions, Corporate Ethics, Corporate Fiduciary Law, Corporate Finance, Corporate Formation, Corporate Governance, Corporate Income Tax, Corporate Insurance, Corporate Insurance Defense, Corporate Investigations, Corporate Litigation, Corporate Organization, Corporate Partnerships, Corporate Planning, Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Reorganization, Corporate Successions, Corporate Tax Controversies, Corporate Tax Planning, Corporate Taxation, Corporate Trusts, Corporate Workouts, Family Corporations, Foreign Sales Corporations, Hostile Takeovers, Incorporation, International Corporate Finance, International Corporate Law, International Corporate Taxation, Nonprofit Corporations, Offshore Corporations, Professional Corporations, Proxy Contests, Public Corporations, S Corporations, Small Business Corporations, Takeovers, Tender Offers, Transfer Pricing|
|Litigation||Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, E-Discovery, Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, International Litigation, Long-Arm Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Trial Practice, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation|
|Mergers and Acquisitions||Business Acquisitions, Business Divestitures, International Merger Notification, International Mergers and Acquisitions, Leveraged Acquisitions, Leveraged Buyouts, Merger Reorganization, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Mergers and Acquisitions Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions Taxation, Premerger Notification, Spin-Offs|
|Property Law||International Property Law, Personal Property, Personal Property Leasing|
|Real Estate||Adverse Possession, Boundary Disputes, Common Interest Community Law, Community Association Law, Condominium Association Law, Condominium Conversions, Condominium Development, Condominium Law, Condominium Timeshares, Conservation Easements, Conveyancing, Cooperative Housing Association Law, Cooperative Conversions, Cooperative Housing Law, Easements, Historic Conservation Easements, Homeowners Association Law, International Real Estate, Land Acquisitions, Land Sales, Land Trusts, Manufactured Housing Law, Mixed Use Development, Mobile Home Law, Planned Unit Development Law, Property Management, Quiet Title, Real Estate Acquisitions, Real Estate Arbitration, Real Estate Banking Law, Real Estate Bankruptcy, Real Estate Brokerage Law, Real Estate Brokers and Agents Liability, Real Estate Brokers Licensing, Real Estate Brokers Malpractice, Real Estate Brokers Malpractice Defense, Real Estate Collections, Real Estate Contracts, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Errors and Omissions, Real Estate Exchanges, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Foreclosure, Real Estate Fraud, Real Estate Investment, Real Estate Investment Taxation, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Real Estate Joint Ventures, Real Estate Leasing, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Partnerships, Real Estate Restructuring, Real Estate Sales, Real Estate Secured Lending, Real Estate Securities, Real Estate Settlements, Real Estate Syndication, Real Estate Tax Appeals, Real Estate Tax Assessment, Real Estate Tax Foreclosure, Real Estate Tax Liens, Real Estate Taxation, Real Estate Title, Real Estate Title Examination, Real Estate Title Insurance, Real Estate Trade Association Law, Real Estate Valuation, Real Estate Workouts, Real Property, Real Property Acquisitions, Real Property Development, Real Property Finance, Residential Real Estate, Residential Real Estate Acquisitions, Residential Real Estate Development, Residential Real Estate Finance, Residential Real Estate Foreclosure, Residential Real Estate Sales, Right of Way Easements, Waterfront Development|
|Trusts and Estates||Contested Trusts and Estates, Decedents Estates, Estate Administration, Estate Bankruptcy, Estate Litigation, Estate Planning, Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Childre, Estate Planning for the Disabled, Estate Planning for the Elderly, Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, Estate Settlements, Family Trusts, Family Wealth Transfer, Fiduciary Law, Fiduciary Liability, Fiduciary Litigation, Financial Planning, International Estate Planning, International Trusts, International Trusts and Estates, Living Trusts, Offshore Trusts, Personal Planning, Pet Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Retirement Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Surrogates Court Practice, Trust Administration, Trust and Estate Collections, Trust Law, Trust Litigation, Trust Planning, Unclaimed Property, Wealth Planning, Wealth Preservation|
|Wills||Contested Wills, Will Drafting, Inheritance, Living Wills, Missing Heir Searches, Successions|
Principal | CDG Law, Inc.
General Counsel | Omega Demolition Corp.
2015 - 2016
Oversaw the preparation and revision of contracts and subcontracts that involved the purchase or sale of goods and services
Managed the document administration of contracts
Ensured the Company and its subcontractors were in compliance with legal requirements, owner specifications and government regulations
Oversaw the medical surveillance program
Handled all civil and commercial litigation and arbitration matters, including breach of contract cases, chancery cases and all appeals
Procure and reviewed insurance certificates to make sure they meet with applicable requirements
Reviewed applicable laws and prepared statements of position for EEOC charges made against the company
Responded to all OSHA requests for information made in connection with ongoing investigations
Managed all outside counsel retained by company
Worked with insurance carrier on all workman’s compensation claims to ensure they were handled in a fair and timely manner
General Counsel | AER Services, Inc.
2013 - 2015
Served as General Counsel to 7 sister companies all under common ownership
Negotiated, drafted and reviewed agreements, petitions and filings related to commercial, real estate, employment, intellectual property and immigration
Assisted in the review of new business ventures rom both a legal and business perspective
Contributed to the marketing aspects of the companies
Managed real estate interests of the companies including responsibilities related to insurance, property tax value efficiency, operational matters as well as capital improvements
Managed the Human Resources Department of each company including all day to day employee matters, reviewing and modifying all Employee Handbooks and handling, when necessary, all employee disputes
Coordinated and oversaw company representation in litigation matters and represented companies in unemployment and other legal claims
Completed and timely filed corporate documents for multiple legal entities
Ensured companies’ compliance with internal corporate policies and rules as well as state and Federal law and regulatory agency policies
Provided advice to companies on contractual matters when particular concerns or disputes arouse
Researched, reviewed and closed financings and re-financings of real property interests
Participated and assisted, as needed, in the review of financial reporting of companies and completion of tax returns with corporate accountant
Assisted in the review and binding of insurance for companies as well as provided support with worker’s compensation claims, as needed
J.D. | Chicago-Kent College of Law
1999 - 2003
B.S.- Accounting | Marquette University
1995 - 1999
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TYPICAL HOURLY RATE: $210
TYPICAL FIXED FEE: $3000
TYPICAL CONTINGENCY FEE: 33%
Wood Dale, Illinois, Dupage County
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