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Gerry Ring is the chair of Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella's Litigation practice. He has an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Super Lawyers in years 2005 and 2013 to 2015. He also has a "10" rating from Avvo. Gerry’s practice focuses on trust and estate litigation and business litigation.
Gerry has almost 30 years of courtroom experience dealing with will and trust disputes. In 2015, he won a bench trial in the Chancery Division of Cook County, Illinois which resulted in the transfer of over $17 million in trust assets to a new trust with a new trustee. He also obtained an order in a contested divorce proceeding directing the transfer of $3.2 million from a charitable trust to a national university over the co-trustee’s objection.
Gerry’s business litigation experience includes actions relating to covenants-not-to-compete, trade secrets, shareholder disputes regarding closely-held companies, real estate lease disputes, and bankruptcy.
Gerry also served as a faculty advisor for The John Marshall Law School Trial Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, from 1992 through 1998. He also authored an article for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education entitled “Liquidation and Reorganization in Landlord/Tenant Relationships.”
Gerry received his J.D., with high honors, from The John Marshall Law School in 1986, where he was awarded the Order of John Marshall and served as a Staff Editor of The John Marshall Law Review. He was elected a member of the Board of Education, Palos Consolidated School District 118 from 1994-1995 and again for the 2001-2004 term. Gerry is a member of the Federal Trial Bar.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1986||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2006|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2005|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2005|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2004|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2003|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||1992|
|Order of John Marshall||John Marshall Law School||1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal Trial Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|The John Marshall Law School - Trial Advocate Center||Faculty Advisor||1992 - 1998|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|05 CH 12622 (Cook County, Chicago, Chancery Division).||Successful resolution of the action, including the recapture of more than $1.2 million.|
|06 CH 11985 (Cook County, Chicago, Chancery Division).||Petition to reform the trust was granted.|
|04 P 408 (Cook County, Chicago, Probate Division).||The trust was successfully reformed.|
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|Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education||Liquidation and Reorganization in Landlord/Tenant Relationships||2012|
|Illinois MCLE||Depositions: Discovery v. Evidence||2012|
|Illinois MCLE||So let it be written; So let it be done. (Drafting Post-Employment Restrictions)||2010|
|Illinois MCLE||The Last Bubble? (Outsourcing and Alternative Fee Arrangements in the Legal Profession)||2009|
|Lorman Education Services||Landlord-Tenant Law||2008|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of Illinois, Chicago||Politics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|Landlord-Tenant Law||Landlord-Tenant Law & Bankruptcy||2008|