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Commercial & Business LitigationChair
Margaret Gisch is Chair of Golan Christie Taglia’s Litigation Practice Group and is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.
Peggy helps companies identify and resolve business disputes prior to litigation as well as in state and federal court or through informal or formal arbitration or mediation processes. Her practice focuses on:
- Shareholder/ownership disputes
- Restrictive covenants (covenants not-to-compete)
- Trade secrets
- Contract issues
- Defending against employment claims
She believes in a strong strategy from the outset, gathering all relevant information and developing an informed and nuanced plan to address problems and realize resolutions.
In addition to her litigation practice, Peggy provides guidance on employment issues and practices.
Prior to joining GCT, Peggy was an Associate with Goldsmith, Thelin, Dickson & Brown in Aurora. She served as Assistant State’s Attorney in the State’s Attorney’s Office of Edgar and Clark Counties (1990-1991) and started her career as a law clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
In recognition of her outstanding work and efforts to mentor and promote other women, Peggy has been selected to Chicago Lawyer's Top Women in Law list in 2022. The 3rd annual list features 35 exceptional women leaders who have made a notable impact on their communities and the legal profession at large.
Peggy enjoys traveling internationally and domestically. She lives in Chicago and enjoys experiencing the city’s rich cultural and restaurant options.
University of Illinois School of Law, J.D., 1990
State Moot Court Team, Member 1989, Coach, 1990
Rickert Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy, 1989
St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, 1987
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Kane County Bar Association
U.S. Court of Appeals (7th Circuit)
U.S. Court of Appeals (1st Circuit)
U.S. District Court Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois
HONORS & AWARDS
Chicago Lawyer's Top Women in Law List, 2022
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only, trial lawyer honorary society
Selected as a Super Lawyer (in the top 5% of attorneys)
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Chicago chapter, member and fund raiser
LATEST NEWS & INSIGHTS FROM Margaret A. Gisch
January 24, 2023 News
15 Golan Christie Taglia attorneys were named to 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists, five of whom celebrate being selected to the list for the first time.Read More
September 6, 2022 News
Margaret “Peggy” Gisch has been recognized among Crain’s 2022 Notable Women in Law reflecting her exceptional professional achievements, dedication to mentorship of her peers and commitment to advancing the legal profession.Read More
July 20, 2022 News
Margaret A. Gisch has been selected to Chicago Lawyer’s 2022 Women in Law list for her dedication to legal advocacy and efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.Read More
January 28, 2022 News
Golan Christie Taglia is thrilled to announce 11 of the firm’s attorneys were named to the 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.Read More
February 23, 2021 News
Golan Christie Taglia is delighted to announce the inclusion of 16 firm attorneys to the 2021 Leading and Emerging Lawyers lists for their outstanding work in a wide range of areas including Closely & Privately Held Business Law, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial and more.Read More
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