General & Commercial Litigation

Kane County General and Commercial Litigation Lawyers

Assistance for Businesses and Corporations in Aurora, Naperville, St. Charles, and Throughout Illinois

The trial lawyers of Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. have over a century of combined experience in representing people, businesses and governments in a broad range of general and commercial litigation. We continue a rich tradition of providing innovative and bold solutions for individual and business problems. Our practice areas include complex contract disputes, eminent domain cases, local government, zoning problems, estate litigation, environmental and drainage cases, real estate litigation, breach of fiduciary duty claims, shareholder disputes, corporate and partnership dissolutions, trade secret claims, unfair competition claims, wrongful discharge cases, licensing and injunction matters, and appeals.

We prosecute and defend claims in state and federal court, in arbitration and mediation proceedings and before government agencies.

Over 100 Years of Combined Litigation Experience

Our accomplishments in eminent domain illustrate the success we have achieved in a broad litigation practice. We have helped many owners who have had property taken for the expansion of airports or the construction of pipelines, roadways and school buildings by obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, including the highest per-acre verdict in Kane County history.

We also have substantial experience in representing the business and government entities acquiring property. We have represented AT&T throughout Illinois in acquiring property for fiber optic cable improvements; the Fox Valley Park District, Batavia Park District and Kane County Forest Preserve District in acquiring property for parks, bike trails and forest preserves; Metro Utility Company in acquiring property for sanitary sewer systems in Will County; and Little Rock Township Highway Department in acquiring property for road construction.

In addition to our successful litigation work, Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. also maintains an active appellate practice handling appellate review of trial court decisions throughout the state and before the Illinois Supreme Court. Some of our lawyers served as law clerks or research attorneys in the appellate court and have special familiarity with the appellate process.

Contact Our Illinois Litigation Attorneys

We offer the convenience of a suburban-based firm with the resources and experience to handle all types of general and commercial litigation involving all levels of complexity. Creative advocacy and dedicated service are an unwavering commitment to every client. Please contact our attorneys that concentrate in general and commercial litigation immediately by calling 630-907-0909.

Contracts are the means by which business is conducted in modern society. When one party agrees to provide a product or service to another, a written agreement is often executed to help protect the interests of both sides. When one or both parties fail to fulfill their obligations under the agreement, contract disputes arise. Whether you need a contract written, or need one enforced, your first call should be to a lawyer experienced in general and commercial litigation.

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When local governments want to enter into transactions, such as a contract to acquire real property for a new project, there are numerous federal and state laws, regulatory codes and ordinances that must be addressed. Navigating these legal complexities requires the skilled guidance of local government attorneys with a strong track record of success in this area of the law. Otherwise, municipalities and can open themselves up to liability exposure and costly real estate litigation down the road.

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Proper entity planning deserves the attention of every business. Avoidable disputes can cause irreparable damage and sometimes even lead to the dissolution of the entity. Resolving corporate and partnership matters often involves a delicate balance between protecting individual interests and preserving the viability of the company. If dissolution is the only way to resolve the issue, it must be done properly, following all the required legal steps. To determine the right course of action for your business or business dispute, it is important to retain wise counsel from attorneys with in-depth knowledge of both business and legal matters.

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Real estate transactions involve a complex web of laws and regulations as well as lengthy, complicated contracts. Often, disputes arise between parties over issues related to zoning, environmental regulations, drainage, eminent domain, and many other matters. When such disputes occur, and there is a need for real estate litigation, it is important to be represented by experienced legal counsel with in-depth knowledge of the sophisticated nature of these issues.

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Estate or probate litigation usually includes decedent’s estates or the property and individual rights of minors or disabled adults. For decades, the trial lawyers at Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. have represented clients in probate litigation throughout the Chicagoland area. Our attorneys have the skills and knowledge necessary to handle even the most complex trust, estate or guardianship issues. Just as importantly, we understand the emotional dimension of these cases and we know what it takes to win. We offer the convenience and personalized service of a small suburban firm with the experience and resources of large Chicago firms.

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When you lose a case in the trial court, taking an appeal is often your only legal recourse. When you win in the trial court, you may have to defend an appeal taken by the losing party. Either way, convincing an appellate court to overturn or sustain a lower court ruling requires skilled and experienced lawyers who are respected by the appellate judges hearing your case.

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Our Lawyers


We have some of the finest attorneys practicing today. They are recognized nationally for their skill and integrity. Each one is dedicated to helping people and to securing justice. Our different areas of focus are used collaboratively to provide comprehensive remedies and solutions. Contact one of us and we will all roll up our sleeves and work for you.


Our Office


We provide the experience, resources and facilities of a big-city firm without the inconvenience and expense of driving and parking in Chicago. Located 40 miles west of Chicago on the far west side of Aurora, we are easy to reach from anywhere in northern Illinois.