Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP
Jonathan M. Boulahanis is a partner in the Chicago office of Gordon & Rees and a member of the Business Transactions, Commercial Litigation, Food & Beverage, and Real Estate Practice Groups. He has a wide-variety of experience with both litigation and transactional work, making him a versatile asset to any size business.
Mr. Boulahanis has extensive corporate and real estate transaction experience. Specifically, Mr. Boulahanis has served as outside general counsel to businesses small and large, assisting in financing and real estate transactions, formation and corporate maintenance, dissolution and liquidation, preparation and amendment of operating agreements, preparation of stock purchase agreements, and preparation of management agreements.
Mr. Boulahanis has represented both large and mid-size commercial lenders in commercial real estate loans, including preparing all loan documentation, including drafting and enforcing security agreements pursuant to Article 9 of the UCC, refinancing, work-out programs, and receiverships. He also has represented businesses acting as both Landlord and Tenant in lease negotiations.
With regard to litigation, Mr. Boulahanis has extensive trial experience in both federal and state courts, including serving as trial counsel in nine full-length jury trials taken to verdict. He is well-versed in litigated matters involving real estate and commercial litigation. He also has substantial experience in defending employment claims, including claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the ADEA, the Equal Pay Act, Title VII, and issues related to separation of employment including non-solicit and non-compete provisions, and claims alleging retaliatory discharge and wrongful termination.
In addition, Mr. Boulahanis counsels Food and Beverage clients on all legal issues related to their industry, and provides services including negotiation and review of commercial leases, creation and implementation of employment policies, creation and review of management and operating agreements, and representation when faced with civil litigation or alleged violation of state or local ordinances. He also counsels clients on issues related to regulatory compliance with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, including compliance with the Illinois “Happy Hour” laws.
Mr. Boulahanis received an undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago, and attended The John Marshall Law School. While in law school, Mr. Boulahanis served as an extern for the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall in the Northern District of Illinois. Additionally, Mr. Boulahanis worked for the Office of the Chief Counsel for the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives in Washington, D.C. and the Corporation Counsel’s Office for the City of Chicago.
Mr. Boulahanis is a Chicagoland native, and enjoys giving back to his community. He volunteers for the Catholic Charities Legal Resource Center, volunteers for the Settlement Assistance Project through the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and is a member of Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Chicago’s near west side. Mr. Boulahanis also serves on the Advisory Council for Cristo Rey St. Martin High School, part of the Cristo Rey Network.
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Chicago Bar Association
Hellenic Bar Association
Illinois Restaurant Association
Illinois Craft Brewers Guild
Approved Legal Counsel for the Fraternal Order of Police Legal Defense Fund
Board Member for the Cristo Rey St. Martin Advisory Council
Volunteer for the Legal Assistance Resource Center, Catholic Charities of Greater Chicago
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Alcoholic Beverage Law||Alcoholic Beverage Control, Dram Shop Liability, Liquor Liability, Liquor Licensing, Local Liquor Options|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution||Arbitration, Collaborative Law, International Arbitration, International Dispute Resolution, International Mediation, Mediation|
|Banking Law||ATM Networks, Bank Collections, Bank Directors and Officers Liability, Bank Failures, Bank Foreclosures, Bank Fraud, Bank Holding Company Law, Bank Holding Company Regulation, Bank Insolvency, Bank Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking Antitrust, Banking Litigation, Banking Regulation, Check Fraud, Commercial Banking, Commercial Credit, Commercial Loans, Consumer Banking, Consumer Loans, Credit Card Law, Credit Finance, Credit Fraud, Credit Insurance, Credit Law, Credit Union Law, Currency Law, Electronic Banking, Escrow Agent Liability, Escrow Law, Exchange Control, Fair Lending, Financial Law, Foreign Exchange, Interest and Usury, International Banking Law, International Loans, Lender Law, Lender Liability, Lender Regulation, Lenders Rights, Letters of Credit, Loan Restructuring, Loan Syndication, Loan Workouts, Loans, Merchant Banking, Offshore Banking, Savings and Loan Failures, Savings and Loan Fraud, Savings and Loan Law, Savings and Loan Liquidation, Savings and Loan Regulation, Secured Lending, Thrift Institution Failures, Thrift Institution Regulation, Thrift Institutions Law, Trade and Professional Associations, Trade Association Law, Truth in Lending|
|Business Law||Business Arbitration, Business Associations Law, Business Cooperatives, Business Crimes, Business Development, Business Dissolutions, Business Enterprises, Business Estate Planning, Business Formation, Business Fraud, Business Litigation, Business Mediation, Business Organization, Business Planning, Business Regulation, Business Reorganization, Business Start-Ups, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Syndication, Business Taxation, Business Torts, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Business Trusts, Business Valuation, Buy-Sell Agreements, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, Closely Held Business Taxation, Complex Business Litigation, Cooperative Taxation, Emerging Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Family Business Law, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Successions, International Business Law, International Joint Ventures, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Company Law, Minority Business Law, Pass-Through Entities, Private Business Law, Privatization, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances, Trade and Professional Associations, Trade Association Law|
|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|
|Contracts||Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud, Contract Litigation, International Commercial Contracts, International Contracts|
|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|
|Finance||Asset Based Finance, Asset Sales, Commercial Finance, Credit Enhancement, Cross Border Finance, Debt and Equity Finance, Debt Finance, Equity Finance, Eurobonds, Factoring Law, Finance Taxation, Financial Fraud, Financial Fraud Recovery, Financial Institution Bonds, Financial Institution Failures, Financial Institution Insolvency, Financial Institution Regulation, Financial Institution Reorganization, Financial Institutions Law, Financial Institutions Litigation, Financial Institutions Taxation, Financial Restructuring, International Commercial Finance, International Finance, Precious Metals Finance, Private Finance, Secured Finance, Securitization, Structured Finance, Unsecured Finance|
|Franchises and Franchising||Automotive Franchises and Dealerships, Dealership Law, Franchise Arbitration, Franchise Distribution, Franchise Law, Franchise Licensing, Franchise Litigation, Franchise Mediation, Franchise Regulation, Franchise Taxation, Franchise Termination, International Franchising|
|Labor and Employment||Affirmative Action, Age Discrimination in Employment, Americans with Disabilities Act, Caregiver Discrimination, Child Labor Law, Civil Service, Collective Bargaining, Confidentiality Agreements, Covenants Not To Compete, Employee Discipline, Employee Drug Testing, Employee Leasing, Employee Privacy, Employee Rights, Employer Intentional Torts, Employer Liability, Employer Rights, Employment Arbitration, Employment at Will, Employment Breach of Contract, Employment Civil Rights, Employment Claims, Employment Class Actions, Employment Contracts, Employment Defense, Employment Disability Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Employment Mediation, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Employment Rights, Employment Termination, Equal Employment Opportunity Law, Executive Employment Law, Executive Severance Contracts, Executive Transfers, Fair Employment Practices, Fair Labor Standards, Family and Medical Leave Act, Federal Employment Law, Harassment, Human Resources Law, International Employment Contracts, International Labor Law, Labor Antitrust, Labor Arbitration, Labor Law, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations, Labor Strikes, Management Employment Law, Management Labor Law, Minimum Wage Law, National Labor Relations Act, National Origin Discrimination, Negligent Hiring, Noncompete Litigation, Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation, Agreements, Outsourcing, Personnel Policies, Personnel Training, Pregnancy Discrimination, Prevailing Wage Litigation, Public Sector Collective Bargaining, Public Sector Employment Law, Public Sector Labor Relations, Reductions in Force, Restrictive Covenants, Retaliatory Discharge, Security Clearances, Sexual Harassment, Title VII Discrimination, Unfair Labor Practices, Uniformed Services Employment, and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Union Contract Negotiations, Union Elections, Union Labor Law, Union Organization, Wage and Hour Class Actions, Wage and Hour Law, WARN Act, Whistleblower Litigation, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Termination, Wrongful Termination Defense|
|Leases and Leasing||Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law, Commercial Leasing, Evictions, Industrial Leasing, International Leasing, Landlord and Tenant Law, Lease Finance, Lease Terminations, Leasing, Leveraged Leasing, Office Leasing, Rent Control, Retail Leasing, Shopping Center Leasing, Unlawful Detainer|
|Libel, Slander and Defamation||Defamation, Libel and Slander, Libel Defense, Media Libel|
|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|
|Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations||Charitable Gambling, Charitable Giving, Charitable Limited Partnerships, Charitable Organizations Law, Charitable Trusts and Foundations, Nonprofit Organizations Law, Nonprofit Tax Law, Private Foundations, Public Charities, Tax Exempt Organizations|
|Partnership Law||Family Limited Partnerships, Family Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Partnership Dissolution, Partnership Formation, Partnership Organization, Partnership Syndication, Partnership Taxation|
|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|
|Toxic Torts||Asbestos Defense, Asbestos Litigation, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Chemical Exposure, Latex Allergy Litigation, Lead Poisoning, Mesothelioma, Mold Litigation, Occupational Cancer, Occupational Disease, Pesticide Litigation, Radiation Injury, Silicosis Litigation, Toxic Exposure, Toxic Tort Class Actions, Toxic Tort Defense|
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JD | The John Marshall Law School
2006 - 2009
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