Chicago Business Lawyers

Leave It to Lubin Austermuehle to Handle Tough Business Litigation Cases

NEXTLAW Referral Network With decades of experience taking on complex business disputes, Lubin Austermuehle is committed to providing the highest quality legal services to each of our clients. Our Chicago trial attorneys are at ease in heated courtroom environments and tackle complicated cases with flexibility, speed, diligence, and close attention to detail. We consider each of our clients' unique litigation needs whether we're serving an individual, small business, or large corporation and have helped our corporate clients come out on top in high-stakes “bet the company” proceedings.

For over thirty years, we have helped our clients win in the courtroom or through settlement by developing a mastery of the evidence and law and then cross-examining the main witnesses to obtain damaging admissions. We have also obtained wins for our clients at the appellate court level when the judge did not agree with our position or when the opposition appealed a trial court victory for our clients.

We have represented a wide range of individuals and businesses in different industries involving many different types of complex commercial disputes or class action claims. These cases include prosecuting and defending copyright infringement, trade secret theft and restrictive covenant lawsuits as well as franchise and dealership termination claims. We represent shareholders and LLC members in closely held business disputes, breach of fiduciary duty and shareholder oppression cases.

The Chicago business attorneys of Lubin Austermuehle not only handle large business disputes, they also represent professionals such as doctors, dentists or lawyers in defamation, libel and slander cases and partnership and wage disputes. They defend consumers who have made negative Yelp and Google reviews in slander libel and defamation cases defending those individuals First Amendment rights to voice their opinions. Our firm’s attorneys have also prosecuted or defended wrongful employment termination, civil rights and employment discrimination claims.

With a focus on business litigation and class actions, our hard work and years of experience in a record of achievement. Our lawyers have acted as lead or co-lead counsel national or Illinois wide class actions. Our lawyers have argued significant class action appeals to the state and federal appellate courts.

We've assisted owners, LLC members or shareholders in closely held companies vindicate their rights, and in some instances obtain multi-million-dollar recoveries in fraud, shareholder oppression or breach of fiduciary duty claims.

Lubin Austermuehle has experience handling the following types of business litigation matters:

  • Shareholder owner, LLC member and partnership disputes
  • Shareholder and LLC member freeze outs and squeeze outs in closely held businesses
  • Stolen trade secrets
  • Copyright and trademark infringement
  • Business fraud
  • Non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants
  • Defense of businesses facing class action suits
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Wrongful franchise, dealer and distributor terminations
  • Real estate and all other types of contract disputes
  • Shareholder oppression and business dissolution claims
  • Partnership disputes
  • Real-Estate fraud

In addition to business litigation, Lubin Austermuehle has successfully taken on cases in the following areas:

The attorneys at Lubin Austermuehle have substantial experience defending and prosecuting class actions. We have successfully defended companies in high-stakes class action suits involving hundreds of millions of dollars in claimed damages. We’ve served as lead counsel for plaintiffs in well over a hundred putative or certified state and nationwide class action suits.

Our track record of successfully navigating the judicial system speaks for itself. Here are just a few of our notable achievements.

  • Our Chicago business attorneys lead the way with our co-counsel in obtaining a $40 million settlement in the Erikson v. Ameritech class action Crain's Chicago Business listed the settlement as the second largest in Illinois for the year.
  • Based on Peter Lubin’s commitment to the ideals of the legal profession, the DuPage Bar Legal Association awarded him and the firm he co-founded the first ever DuPage County Law Firm of the Year.
  • Visit the record and press sections of our site to see media coverage of some of our biggest accomplishments.

Our attorneys believe in hard work and providing attentive, personalized services to each of our clients. We strive to achieve the best possible outcome for every case and have helped many businesses successfully navigate difficult scenarios.

No matter how large or small your organization, Lubin Austermuehle is dedicated to providing high-quality representation. Peter Lubin and Patrick Austermuehle founded the firm based on a belief in hard work as well as making contributions to the legal community. For many years, Peter has served as a trial skills instructor to students at the University of Chicago Law School. Patrick and Peter’s devotion to the legal profession is the driving force behind Lubin Austermuehle.

Get Representation Based on Decades of Business Litigation Experience

To gauge our level of experience, you can take a look at the list of corporations and professionals that have relied on our commercial trial lawyers to represent them. Here are just a few names that you might recognize.

  • DiMucci Family Corporations
  • Simplot Corporation
  • Flynn Beverage Corporation
  • Concord Homes
  • Motorola Mobile Management Co.
  • Experian
  • Molex
  • West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
  • Tennis Corporation of America
  • Tulip Food Company
  • Flynn Beverage Corporation
  • Addax Technologies, LLC
  • Sentry Insurance
  • Mobile Management Co., Inc.
  • Aspen Marketing Services, Inc.
  • Dean Foods Corporation
  • Berthold Types
  • Converged Communications Systems
  • Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
  • Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company
  • Lectura Montessori School, Inc.
  • Leslie Hindman Auctions
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Lexington Homes
  • Bleuchip International, Inc.
  • CI Financial Corp
  • Epsilon
  • Elite Aerospace Group Inc.

We've also brought suit against some of the biggest names in the business world:

  • AT&T
  • Groupon
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Time Warner
  • Facebook
  • General Electric
  • And more

To learn more about Lubin Austermuehle and our Chicago business lawyers, call today for a free consultation: 833-306-4933.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
I was referred to Peter Lubin from someone in the car business to handle a law suit. From the moment I made the appointment Peter and his staff were outstanding. This wasn't an easy case, most lawyers had turned me down. However, Peter took the time to meet with me and review everything. He took on the case, and constantly communicated with me about updates and case information. We beat this non-compete agreement case in record time. I would use him again and recommend him to my closest family and friends. 5 stars is not enough to thank him for his service. Sebastian R.
★★★★★
I worked on two occasions with Peter Lubin and his staff. They took their time with me and discussed each and every item in detail. The group makes you feel like you are part of the family and not just another hourly charge. I recommend Peter to anyone who asks me for a referral. If you are looking for a top notch attorney at a reasonable rate, look no further than Lubin Austermuehle. Kurt A.
★★★★★
Excellent law firm. My case was a complicated arbitration dispute from another state. Was handled with utmost professionalism and decency. Mr. Peter Lubin was able to successfully resolve the case on my behalf and got me a very favorable settlement. Would recommend to anyone looking for a serious law firm. Great staff and great lawyers! Albey L.
★★★★★
I have known Peter Lubin for over 30 years. He has represented me on occasion with sound legal advice. He is a shrewd and tough negotiator leading to positive outcomes and averting prolonged legal hassles in court. He comes from a family with a legal pedigree and deep roots in Chicago's top legal community. You want him on your case. You need him on your opponents case. He won't stop fighting until he wins. Christopher G.
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Our Clients Have Included
  • Experian
  • Motorola
  • Molex
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Aspen Marketing
  • Blue Chip International
  • Epsilon
  • Lexington Homes
  • The J.R. Simplot Co.
  • The Silverlining
  • CI Financial
  • Converged Systems
  • Sentry
  • Ofer Mizrahi Diamonds Inc.
Companies We Have Brought Suit Against
  • Adelphia
  • AT&T
  • Daimler Chrysler
  • General Motors Company
  • American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  • Toyota Motor Credit
  • US Bank
  • Groupon
  • Hollister
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation
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