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T. J. Jesky

T. J. Jesky

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T. J. Jesky was born in Chicago and lived both upstate and downstate in Illinois most of his life. In 1973, he began his corporate career working for a Fortune 500 Company that was acquired by a Fortune 50 Company. He spent 23-years working for the International Fortune 50 Company and eventually became Division Manager. His responsibilities included commercialization of products, negotiating and writing multi-million contracts with suppliers and customers, working with government agencies and he was instrumental in achieving changes in State and Federal laws for the benefit of the pharmaceutical industry. He is fluent in the Spanish language.

From 1995, he was a business consultant whose responsibilities included the designing capital structure, securing venture capital, negotiating contracts/business opportunities, developing partnerships, completing due diligence and related transactions, completed a number of real estate projects, and he was involved in the mergers and acquisitions with more than 100 companies.
He is citizen of both the U.S.A. and Mexico.

He is currently a licensed attorney in Illinois, and a Foreign Legal Consultant (Mexican law) with the State Bar of California. Email: tj@jeskylaw.com

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Securities Law
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Area
  • 15c211 Submission Packages
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    30 minutes
  • Contingent Fees
    30-40%
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Offices of T. J. Jesky
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Licensed Illinois Attorney
Foreign Legal Consultant
Law Offices of T. J. Jesky
- Current
Mexican Law
Consultant
Self-Employed
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Division Manager
Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals
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Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
State Bar of Illinois # 6325691
Member
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Cannabis Regulations, World of Cannabis Summit, Las Vegas, NV
MJIC
Websites & Blogs
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127 Questions Answered

Q. Can you explain what a "triggering event" is? I keep seeing the term.
A: A triggering event refers to an occurrence that, once breached or met, it causes another event to take place. Triggering events are written into contracts to prevent or ensure that if something happens the next event will happen. For example, you want to buy a newspaper at a news stand. When you pay the vendor the price of the newspaper, the triggering event takes place, he hands the newspaper over to you. If you don't pay your rent, the triggering event takes place, the landlord evicts you from the premises.
Q. Is there any way to appeal to local zoning laws to allow me to rent out my condo on AirBnb?
A: Before you appeal to the local zoning board, check with your Condo Associations. Many condo associations do not allow for short rentals. Many require at least 12 months, if you wish to rent the Condo. It might be more difficult to work with Condo Association rather the local authorities.
Q. Netflix has stolen my registered trademark. How can I afford to take them to court?
A: Wow! It sounds like you actually have valid trademark infringement case against Netflix. This is big time. If you do have a registered trademark and the use of the trademark infringes your trademark, you are on the side of the angels. In certain trademark infringement cases, monetary relief may be awarded, which would include: Netflix’s profits using your trademark, your damages, and the costs of litigating. Treble damages may be awarded in cases where such gross negligence was used by the defendant that willful infringement was committed. It seems to me that they have open themselves to treble damages, if they acknowledge the infringement by posturing that they plan to take you to court. I would hope that you have written them a cease and desist letter. You will need this notice, before you can start formal legal action. Trademark suits are generally litigated in Federal Court. You need to find an attorney who is licensed to practice in Federal Court. Once they hear your story, and recognize the amount of the claim, an attorney would probably take this case on contingency. If not, look for an attorney who will take this case on contingency. Based on what you stated, I doubt if this case will make it to trial. They will most likely settle with you beforehand. And, don't worry about the harsh words from the other side's legal department. They are only trying to intimidate you, so you do nothing. Remember, you are on side of the angels.
Q. I need to contact a lawyer who specializes in education law - specifically ACT/SAT fraudulent practices - class action.
A: It seems a little unusual that ACT testing would risk their reputation with illegal practices. That being said, if you have an actual class action suit, most litigation attorneys are eager to take class action suit. Especially, if the case has merit. Keep in mind, you only need a single "class representative" to file a lawsuit. The problem is that you will need to have the Court to "certify" the class action before you can proceed. There is no exact number of plaintiffs to obtain certification; however 30 plaintiffs should work as a general rule.
Q. So my Mom said in front of other people that
A: When someone who owns the entire interest in a parcel of land or real property and passes away without a will, the state’s laws of intestate succession generally determine ownership. Therefore, just because she said the property becomes your property means very little at this time. Before you do anything, check on the internet with the County Recorder to see how the property is titled. If you are listed as a joint owner, you might be in good shape. If you are the only child, and their are no other heirs, you might be in good shape again. However, if there are other heirs you will need to consult a Probate Attorney. There is a possibility that the other heirs might agree to honor your mother's request. Based on my past experiences, I doubt this theory. Again, it sounds like you need to consult with a Probate Attorney.
Q. Is it true that your dog can be put down after biting someone when it had no prior history of violent behavior?
A: Dog bites are treated as strict liability in Illinois, with the exception if someone provoked the dog, or is some was trespassing. Under Illinois statutes, if a dog, without provocation, attacks, attempts to attack, or injures any person who is peaceably conducting himself or herself in any place where he or she may lawfully be, the owner of such dog or other animal is liable in civil damages to such person for the full amount of the injury proximately caused thereby. There would have to be special circumstances to put down a dog on its first bite.
Q. Should a 10% shareholder of an established LLC have access to an independent contractors personal information?
A: This is a good question. If the 10% shareholder is involved in the day-to-day business operations of the LLC, I can see where they might have access to this information. If the shareholder is a passive investor, the managing member of the LLC may have passed the line in sharing this information with the 10% shareholder.
Q. If I got a fail to provide proof of insurance/license ticket(s) can I have them dismissed if I bring proof?
A: Generally speaking, the answer is: Yes. The exception would be jurisdiction, where you need to go to Court. I have been a Court many times, where the Judge dismissed the case, without any penalties, upon proof of license and insurance. Many States do not require that your carry your driver's license with you at all times. Check with your State, to determine if you are required to have these documents with you at all times.
Q. Is there any way a monkey can live in Illinois? He's an support animal for my daughter
A: Since 2011 a ban has been placed in Illinois on owning chimps and monkeys. Monkey owners who purchased their pets before the law went into effect can keep their pets, but no new ones can be purchased legally. The exception to this new law are monkeys used for therapy or helping disabled people..
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