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 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.
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.
Licensed since 2010
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2010||08/17/2015|
|Trial Assistant||Costello, McMahon, Burke & Murphy Ltd.||2010 - 2010|
|Attorney||Axia Law, LLC||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Equity Law Office||2009 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Executive Council||2011 - Present|
|Food Industry News||Chicago Mayor Proposal Would Ease Inspection Headaches||2012|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Elmhurst College||Finance & Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||2006|
|Illinois Creditors Bar Association||Ethically and Effectively Reaching Corporate Clients||2013|
|YLS Corporate Practice Committee||Advising a Growing Business: Operational Issues and Litigation Concerns||2012|
|YLS Corporate Practice Committee||Start-up & Solo Panel||2012|
|Starter League||Starting & Protecting Your Start-Up||2012|
|Start-up & Solo Panel||Start-up & Solo Panel||2012|
|ASCK||Start-up & Solo Panel||2012|