Bryan R. BagdadyBusiness Litigation, Probate Litigation, Bankruptcy and Business Contracts
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I founded Corporate & Estate Legal Services, Ltd. to focus on business contracts, commercial litigation, estate planning and probate cases. I have decades of experience handling civil litigation and commercial contracts. I represent both plaintiffs and defendants. I have a broad spectrum approach to B2B litigation. I can negotiate deals, document agreements, litigate, pursue post judgment collection, and prosecute or defend judgments on appeal.
I was a scholastic debater in high school and college. I am very comfortable with commercial litigation, chancery litigation, probate litigation, and all manner of business torts.
My experience affords me the luxury of handling all phases of dispute resolution including pre-suit settlements, trial advocacy, post judgment enforcement, and appellate advocacy. At most firms, these functions are splintered across different departments and between multiple lawyers. If you retain Bryan as your attorney, then all of these functions are consolidated into one point of contact.
I graduated from Northwestern University where I studied economics. I earned my law degree from DePaul University College of Law. At Northwestern University, I was awarded the Wyman-Hibbs Debate Scholarship for outstanding achievement in the field of competitive debate. If you have a contract, case, or legal claim that you wish to discuss, give me a call or drop me an email. I will be happy to speak with you.
- Business Law
- Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
- Estate Planning
- Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
- Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
- Intellectual Property
- Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Free Initial Consultation.
I accept contingency fee cases for qualified business disputes involving claims in excess of $250,000.
- 7th Circuit
- Founding Attorney
- Corporate & Estate Legal Services, Ltd.
- - Current
- Corporate & Estate Legal Services, Ltd. was founded in July of 2013 to represent small and mid-sized businesses as well as individuals. The firm focuses on business to business collection litigation, general business litigation, employment and restrictive covenant litigation, probate litigation, chapter 7 bankruptcy services, trademark applications, and intellectual property litigation.
- DePaul College of Law
- J.D. (1982) | Law
- Honors: DePaul College of Law 711 Student admitted to practice in Courts as Senior Law Student.
- Northwestern University
- B.S. (1978) | Economics
- Honors: Wyman Hibbs Debate Scholar. President of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
- Activities: Northwestern Debate Society, Gymnastics Club, Sigma Chi Fraternity.
- State Bar of Illinois  # 6184235
- Corporate & Estate Legal Services, Ltd.
- CELS Blog Page
- B2B Collection Suits
April 30, 2020
- Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
April 1, 2020
- Seventh Circuit declares that it has jurisdiction to hear tax claims and penalties…but you need to act promptly.
February 12, 2020
- Q. Can my sister keep all my mom's money from her
- A: Anyone acting under a power of attorney has a fiduciary duty to act in the principal's best interest. If your sister simply took your mother's money, then she is arguably in violation of that duty. Since your sister will not likely respond to a written demand (based on her text message) you will likely need to bring legal action.
- Q. Signed non-compete in IL, that I must give 10-day notice & name of my next employer before quitting. Do I have to do so?
- A: Your question is missing some important information. Having said that, non-competes are not enforceable in Illinois unless they are reasonable under the circumstances. I do not believe that an Illinois court would find the requirement to disclose a new employer as being unreasonable. I suspect that there are additional restrictions in your agreement relating to whether or not you can actually work for this new employer, but those terms aren't stated in your question. There is also the matter of income limits. Effective in 2022, Illinois law provides that an employer may not enter into a non-compete with an employee earning less than $75,000.00. Again, the question does not identify this information, but if you are not a highly compensated employee, then that becomes another consideration. Good luck.
- Q. My family received a judgement . But the law firm that was hired is refusing to give the money. What can be done.
- A: I assume that when you say your family "received" a judgment that you mean that a judgment was entered in your or your family's favor and against some specific defendant or defendants. Obtaining a judgment does not mean that the defendants will voluntarily pay or satisfy the judgment. Those are two entirely different concepts. If the defendant does not voluntarily pay a judgment, then the judgment remains of record in the proceedings and the Judgment Creditor is entitled in Illinois to pursue a variety of post judgment remedies. Post judgment activities are considered cases in and of themselves and you should confer with someone who has experience handling such matters. If you suspect that the defendant will file for bankruptcy relief, then there are some additional tactical steps that should be evaluated in order to better protect your judgment in a bk proceeding.
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