Business Litigation

Dealer Termination / Franchise / Securities

James DiTommaso

DiTommaso represents clients in all facets of business litigation and complex commercial matters, in cases involving breach of contract, partnership issues, securities, probate, employment, corporate control, copyrights and trademarks, and franchise and dealer termination matters. Our lawyers have extensive trial and appellate experience across a broad spectrum of corporate litigation disputes, for both plaintiffs and defendants, and have successfully represented individuals, small businesses, and large corporations.

Dedicated v. Volkswagen, United States District Court Northern District of Illinois, Judge Kennelly. 2001. Termination of Volkswagen parts carrier. Represented Dedicated. Volkswagen’s motion to dismiss, asserting lack of written evidence of a contract, denied. See 201 FRD 337. Case settled: terms confidential. Opposing Counsel: Randall Oyler (Barrack Ferrazzano).

Breach of Contract / Partnership / Corporate Control

Biancos v. Eggert, Freeland and CMR Interiors, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Magistrate-Judge Valdez. Pending. Representing a real estate owner in his breach of contract case against lessees who performed renovations to the leased premises. Plaintiffs allege that defendants failed to obtain proper building permits and that the renovation does not comply with Chicago building codes. Settlement with certain defendants agreeing to increase rental payments and paying a large share of clients’ fees and costs, and other defendants agreeing to pay money damages. Opposing Counsel: Terrance Buehler (Buehler & Williams), Peter Berk (McDonald Hopkins, LLC) and Robert Rosenfeld.

BleuChip International Inc. v. Aulds, Circuit Court of DuPage County, Chancery Division, Judge Popejoy. 2009. Represented corporation and its CEO as plaintiffs in a claim against the corporation’s President. Case settled on confidential terms shortly after suit was filed. Opposing Counsel: Bruce Menkes (Mandel, Menkes LLC)

Anderson et al v. Moy-Gregg, Circuit Court of DuPage County, Chancery Division, Judge Popejoy and Judge Sheen. 2010-2011. Represent corporation and alleged majority owners in a corporate control dispute regarding the intent and meaning of stock gift. Opposing Counsel: Louis Bernstein.

DiMucci v. DiMucci, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division, Judges Forman, Flynn and Billik. Pending. Corporate control dispute involving real-estate development assets. Represent 50% owner allegedly frozen out of companies. Involves questions of alleged breach of fiduciary duty and issues involving Florida and Illinois corporation law. Opposing Counsel: George Collins and Adrian Vuckovich (Collins, Bargione & Vuckovich), Myron Cherry (Myron Cherry & Associates).

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Estate of Hudson, Circuit Court of DuPage County, Probate Division. Judge Popejoy. Pending. Complex estate case. Representing guardian of minor child. Dispute over personal and business assets against estate administrator and surviving spouse. Case involves local and overseas proceedings with claims seeking to recover millions of dollars in funds and business assets allegedly owned by the Estate. Opposing Counsel: Douglas Tibble (Brooks Adams & Tarilis) and Richard Cowen (Stahl Cowen).


Glaser and Sapyta v. Collins, Hamilton and the College of DuPage, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. Judge Alonso. Pending. Claims for wrongful termination, violation first amendment rights and 1983 as to former Treasurer and Controller of the College of DuPage. Co-Counsel: Shelly Kulwin (Kulwin Masciopinto & Kulwin, LLP). Opposing Counsel: Sidley & Austin; Schiff Hardin & Waite; and Schuyler, Roche & Crisha.

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Appleby v. Mrs. Illinois Pageant, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division. Judge Hett. 1999. Represented Mrs. Illinois Pageant in suit filed by runner-up to reverse pageant results, and crown her the winner. Plaintiff’s lawsuit thrown out on summary judgment. Plaintiff paid a large portion of defendant’s attorneys fees to settle sanctions claim.

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Vincent DiTommaso represented me in a complicated medical/business lawsuit. Vince and his team are not only personable and very professional, they are extremely competent litigators. I got to know Vince and his team very well over the 3 years of litigation in my case. The team is very sharp and...

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I called this law firm about a problem I had with my business partner. Vince DiTommaso got back to me right away and arranged to meet with me. The firm answered all my questions and came up with a great plan. They ultimately filed suit and were able to successfully negotiate a settlement for me. I...

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