Ryan has substantial experience representing individuals and business entities in commercial litigation matters. He has successfully represented numerous clients in state and federal trial courts, state and federal appellate courts, and the Illinois Supreme Court. In addition to court proceedings, Ryan has also obtained excellent results for clients in both mediation and arbitration forums. The types of claims he handles, includes: breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, successor liability, piercing the corporate veil, fraud, collection matters, defamation, negligence, tortious interference with contract and other rights, property damage, civil rights violations, shareholder disputes, creditor’s and debtor’s rights, employment disputes, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, mechanic’s liens and other construction disputes, probate litigation, and personal injury.
In addition to litigation, Ryan also provides general counsel to corporate clients. He has experience in representing business clients from their infancy stages, including entity selection and formation, registering with the Secretary of State and IRS, and drafting internal governance documents. He also has experience advising business clients on the issues that they face on a day-to-day basis, including: corporate compliance issues, employment issues, contract issues, key communications, and other important legal decisions required for the successful operation of their business.
When not practicing law, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, golfing, playing poker, and reading.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2008||03/13/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2020|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2019|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2018|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2012|
|Managing Partner||Business Law Group, LLC||2020 - Present|
|Partner||Dimonte & Lizak, LLC||2008 - 2019|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council||2020 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Corporate Law Department Section Council||2020 - Present|
|Di Monte & Lizak Newsletter||Turned Down For What? Settlement Offer Rejected By Plaintiff Leads to Poor Trial Result||2015|
|John Marshall Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Southern Illinois University, Carbondale||Paralegal Studies||2004|
|FPC Services, Inc. v. GSG LLC, Lee County, Illinois, Case No. 18-L-25||Trial attorney on trial team that successfully recovered an award and judgment in excess of $600,000, which was subsequently collected in full, and also successfully defended against counterclaims, in which a recovery of more than $3,000,000 was sought.|
|Pawula v. McCormick, et al., DuPage County, Illinois, Case No. 18-CH-516||Obtained injunctive relief and recovered a judgment in excess of $2,000,000. Used sophisticated collection strategies that were employed in Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada and California to successfully recover the judgment amount.|
|Curtis v. Village of Mount Prospect, et al., Northern District of Illinois, Case No. 08-cv-3527||Recovered a $6,500,000.00 settlement for the Plaintiff based on claims for violations of his First Amendment Rights, violations of his Fourteenth Amendment Rights, and the Defendants’ violations of the civil RICO statute.|
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