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Samuel Eliot Neschis

Litigation Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 22 years
    New York - NY 23 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2001
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Delinquent No misconduct found

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About Samuel

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Trusts and Estate Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Probate Litigation, Civil Appeals

  2. Business
    Business Law, Business Formation, Business Owner Disputes, Business Contracts

  3. Employment and labor
    Employment Law, Employment Contracts, Wrongful Termination

Sam Neschis works with businesses and business owners in a variety of industries. Sam began his career at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where he gained valuable trial and investigative experience. He has been practicing corporate and commercial law in Chicago since 2002 representing businesses and individuals in a wide range of areas including shareholder and partnership disputes, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, theft of trade secrets, general employment matters, restrictive employment covenants (including non-competition and non-solicitation matters), commercial fraud, and unfair competition. He also represents clients in real estate, trust, and probate litigation and handles civil appeals.

Sam also assists business owners with forming their businesses and with issues that arise during the operation of the business including negotiating contracts, addressing employee issues, and dealing with disputes between owners.

Sam is the current chair and co-newsletter editor for the Illinois State Bar Association Business and Securities Law Section Council.

Sam is an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Law Division Commercial Calendar mandatory arbitration program, through which he arbitrates commercial disputes. Sam is also a certified mediator and, in that capacity, works with businesses and individuals to resolve disputes either prior to or during litigation.

Sam is also an active volunteer with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, through which he represents homeowners facing foreclosure.

Sam is the author of Reasonable Expectations of Shareholder-Employees in Closely Held Corporations: Towards a Standard of When Termination of Employment Constitutes Shareholder Oppression, published in the Winter 2015 edition of the De Paul Business & Commercial Law Journal.

Sam is a 1999 graduate of the Fordham University School of Law where he was awarded the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award.

Sam is admitted to the Supreme Court of Illinois, the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit as well as the New York State Supreme Court.

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Posted by PATRICIA | February 17, 2013
Great Attorney
Sam represented our business and us personally in a contract action at a very volatile time in our lives. Not only was he knowledgeable, but his compassion and concern for us not only as clients, but as people, went above and beyond any expectations we might have had. It is very rare to find a strong legal advocate who can maintain poise, calmness, and confidence during hostile negotiations. We were listened to, consulted, and kept informed of all aspects of the litigation, and his concern for us financially was refreshing and much appreciated. We wholeheartedly give Sam our highest recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2011
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Sam Neschis has represented my companies for approx 7-8 years. I work in the financial / mortgage / real estate industry and overall don't trust anyone. I trust Sam, and I know and feel he is always looking out for my best welfare. Sam can service many areas in my line of work, but if Sam isn't the best suited attorney in the legal area I need help in, he always goes out to help find the proper attorney to assist me and my needs. In other words he just insn't going to bill to bill. He tells you if he can handle the file, but if he can't - Sam cares enough to send you in the proper direction. After I met Sam in person, it really sealed the deal for me. He is calm cool and collective - I like Sam as a person and as an attorney.. Thank You Sam!!!! I would recommend Sam Neschis to anyone and everyone!!!!
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Neschis & Tolitano, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Horowitz Law Offices
  • 2002 - 2013
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • New York County District Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2002


  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Business & Securities Law Section Council Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Elite Lawyer Award
  • Elite Lawyer
  • 2021
  • Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award
  • Fordham University
  • 1999

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Chicago Litigation Lawyer Samuel Eliot Neschis
Samuel Eliot Neschis
Litigation Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 23 years