We get to know our clients and their business objectives, and we dedicate ourselves to providing them with the highest level of service on every matter.

– Tony Taglia, Managing Partner

Resolving Disputes through Successful Litigation

When all other options have been exhausted, litigation might be the only answer. In other situations, you or your company may be sued simply due to the nature of the existing business environment. Golan Christie Taglia’s objective in litigation is to save time, minimize costs and maximize your recovery.

Our range of commercial and business litigation capabilities includes:

  • Commercial matters
  • Contract disputes
  • Corporate control disputes
  • Employment claims
  • Tax enforcement proceedings
  • Insolvency and creditors’ rights
  • Product liability
  • Regulatory disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Fiduciary obligation claims
  • Restrictive covenant claims
  • Mechanic’s Lien

When you must litigate, our objective is to help you maximize recovery, save time and minimize costs.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Golan Christie Taglia attorneys always strive to find the most appropriate solution to any dispute you may face. Working closely with you, we:

  • Develop an early-stage strategy
  • Assess options (including arbitration, mediation and negotiation) and their potential results
  • Calculate risks associated with each option
  • Stay at your side throughout the process

EMINENT DOMAIN & CONDEMNATION LAW

Condemnation, or eminent domain, is the power of the State and other governmental authorities to take private property for public use.  The eminent domain process is unique.  Golan Christie Taglia is experienced in representing plaintiffs and defendants both pre-litigation and, where necessary, in litigation of condemnation and eminent domain matters before trial and appellate courts.

We represent clients in matters involving condemnation and eminent domain on a regular basis throughout the northern Illinois region.  Our condemnation and eminent domain attorneys have many years of experience working with expert appraisers, engineers, land planners, and other professionals to assess the fair market value of a property and the impact of a public construction project.

We are appointed to handle matters representing condemning bodies, such as governmental agencies which require the acquisition of private property for public highway improvement and construction projects.  We also represents landowners and tenants in matters that involve condemnation proceedings brought against them.  Our experience on both sides of eminent domain litigation enables our attorneys to bring a unique perspective to the table which is beneficial for our clients.  Our Eminent Domain and Condemnation Team is led by David J. Ben-Dov, who has handled these matters for over 15 years, and prides himself on taking a commonsense approach to develop practical, cost-effective solutions for every client he serves.

Commercial & Business Litigation Team

MARGARET A. GISCH
Group Chair
DAVID J. BEN‑DOV
ROBERT R. BENJAMIN
BEVERLY A. BERNEMAN
TONI J. FALLIGANT
BRIANNA L. GOLAN
CAREN A. LEDERER
LIAT R. MEISLER
ASHLEY L. ORLER
DEREK D. SAMZ
LAURIE I. SMIGIELSKI
BARBARA L. YONG
ERNEST CROSBY
ASHLEY PRIOR

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