Intuitive - The Law Offices of Elizabeth D. Sharp

Liz Sharp, Principal
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Phone 312-346-1726

Reported Decisions

Wyatt v Syrian Arab Republic, 800 F.3d 331 (7th Cir. 2015)

Gates v. Syrian Arab Republic, 755 F.3d 568 (7th Cir. 2014)

In Re: Scattered Corporation Securities Litigation, 844 F. Supp. 416 (N.D. Ill. 1994)

Grassi v. Information Resources Inc., 63 F.3d 596 (7th Cir. 1995)

Sullivan & Long, Inc. v. Scattered Corp., 47 F.3d 857 (7th Cir. 1995)

Spar, Inc. v. Information Resources, Inc., 956 F.2d 392 (2d Cir. 1992).

Kaiser v. MEPC, 164 Ill. App. 3d 978, 518 N.E.2d 424 (1st Dist. 1987).

Commercial Litigation

There is no substitute for actual trial experience in business disputes. Ms. Sharp has tried more than 70 cases before judges, juries and self-regulatory organizations in business cases of every type and size. She has handled large and complex multimillion dollar litigation for plaintiffs and defendants. She is experienced in explaining the complexities of specialized business disputes to the jurors and judges who ultimately decide cases, and also has extensive experience arguing cases to courts of appeals.

Liz Sharp approaches her commercial litigation cases with pragmatism to achieve a satisfactory and cost-effective result for her clients. However, if a settlement cannot be reached, she is prepared to try the case and is mindful of creating and preserving a record, should an appeal be necessary.

Liz Sharp's litigation experience includes:

  • Complex litigation in international claims cases for enforcement of multi-million dollar judgments;
  • Successful pursuit of enforcement proceedings and defense of appeal, culminating in decision on matter of first impression regarding federal anti-terrorism law;
  • Commercial litigation matters concerning landlord tenant disputes;
  • International business disputes;
  • Declaratory judgment and other equitable relief in insurance coverage cases;
  • Suits for breach of contract, misrepresentations and fraud in business transactions;
  • Breaches of fiduciary duties by persons in positions of trust;
  • Disputes over non-compete clauses, or actions for tortious interference with contract where a third party hinders or prevents performance of an agreement;
  • Debt collection and pierce-the-corporate-veil cases arising from breach of contract, promissory notes, guaranty agreements or mortgages; and
  • Securities law violations both in federal courts and before self-regulatory organizations.