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Alex Pappas is a founding partner at Axia Law, LLC, a law firm that provides its clients with a breadth of practical experience, flexible billing solutions, and a partner to grow their business with.

Alex has practical experience in legal matters involving real estate, foodservice operations, start-ups, technology transactions, commercial transactions, and litigation work. In addition to his legal knowledge, 

What makes Alex an asset to any business is the hands-on approach he takes with each of client. Rather than trying to maximizing the billable hour, Alex centers his practice on fostering his clients company’s growth and creating unique opportunities for brand expansion. Alex provides his clients with a much broader role than simply serving as a legal advisor; he is a partner in their success. 

With his wide range of experience in finance, commercial real estate, and emerging technology markets, Alex brings a depth of knowledge outside of the legal industry to each and every client he consults. He can assist clients with commercial litigation, business transactions, contract negotiations, commercial lease negotiations, asset purchase agreements, business entity formations, breach of contract claims, non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, trademarks, non-disclosure, and fundraising/equity matters.

Alex was asked by his Alma mater, Chicago-Kent Law School, to provide advisory services for their upcoming incubator program. His role includes advising start-ups on how to identify and seize business opportunities. Alex is regularly invited to speak at a variety of seminars in the Chicago area. He has presented on start-up companies and the issues they frequently face, advising small businesses on how to make the transition into the mid-sized market, as well as general business and operational concerns. 

Alex is licensed to practice in Illinois, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District Court of Illinois.

Alex's Practice Areas:

Business Transactions:

Alex serves as counsel to clients engaging in business transactions, with an emphasis on foodservice, real estate, and technology clients, advising them on entity formation, emerging markets, employment agreements, equity and shareholder issues, and other related advisory services.

Commercial Litigation:

Alex focuses his litigation practice on contract disputes, commercial torts, securities fraud, franchise agreement disputes, restrictive covenant disputes, as well as post-judgment enforcement. Alex also utilizes his knowledge of real-estate and finance to advocate on behalf of clients when dealing with land acquisition disputes, lease breaches, enforcement of covenants and easements, title issues, escrow and security deposit disputes, as well as construction issues and mechanics liens.

Alex also manages technology disputes such as copyright infringement, privacy policies, terms and conditions, domain squatting, trademark litigation, e-commerce issues, breach of contract and contract disputes.

Foodservice Licenses & Operations:

Advises and works with clients in the hospitality industry to navigate the complex regulations involving liquor licensing and other licensure issues in the City of Chicago.



Practice Areas


  1. Contracts & Agreements: 30%
    2 years
  2. Business: 30%
    2 years
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
    2 years
  4. Litigation: 20%
    2 years



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Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Jeffrey Michael Moskowitz

    I endorse this lawyer. Alex is an impressively intelligent attorney and diligent advocate for his clients.


    Jeffrey Moskowitz Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew B Gordon

    I have worked with Alex on numerous matters and every time he has shown himself to be diligent and hard working. His skill level and expertise in corporate litigation is second to none. I would highly recommend this lawyer.


    Andrew Gordon Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

200 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2675
Chicago, IL, 60601


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201008/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyAxia Law, LLC2010 - Present
Trial AssistantCostello, McMahon, Burke & Murphy Ltd.2010 - 2010
AssociateEquity Law Office2009 - 2010
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionExecutive Council2011 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Food Industry NewsChicago Mayor Proposal Would Ease Inspection Headaches2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Elmhurst CollegeFinance & EconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science2006
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Illinois Creditors Bar AssociationEthically and Effectively Reaching Corporate Clients2013
YLS Corporate Practice CommitteeAdvising a Growing Business: Operational Issues and Litigation Concerns2012
YLS Corporate Practice CommitteeStart-up & Solo Panel2012
Starter LeagueStarting & Protecting Your Start-Up2012
Start-up & Solo PanelStart-up & Solo Panel2012
ASCKStart-up & Solo Panel2012