Doug represents businesses and individuals in both litigation and transactional matters and handles a wide range of civil litigation. He represents clients in cases related to business disputes, breach of contract, employment, covenants not to compete, landlord-tenant disputes, zoning and land use, and various other matters. He has tried cases and argued appeals in State and Federal courts in Illinois. He also concentrates in construction law, representing owners, contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in disputes related to private and public projects. His experience covers the full spectrum from bid to completion, and includes drafting mechanics lien documents and litigating lien, bond, and contract claims.
Doug’s transactional experience includes closing significant business sales for buyers and sellers involving the transfer of assets, stock, real estate, leases, franchise agreements, and other interests. In these deals, his litigation background helps him to identify and resolve potential issues that threaten a transaction before they become disputes that disrupt the deal. He also represents parties in the sale, purchase, leasing, and development of real estate.
Doug moved to Will County in 1999 after litigating cases in downtown Chicago for six years. He is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He received his J.D., cum laude, in 1993 from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law, where he served on the Executive Board of the Moot Court Honor Society and represented the law school in national appellate advocacy competitions. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Will County Bar Association.
Doug serves as the Chairman of the Village of Mokena’s Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals, and as a member of the Village’s Site Plan and Architectural Review Committee. He is also the President of the Mokena Area Historical Society and a member of its Board of Directors.