Pragmatic Approach

Commercial Litigation

There is no substitute for actual trial experience in business disputes. Ms. Sharp has tried more than 200 cases before judges, juries and self-regulatory organizations in business cases of every type and size.

Litigation Cases

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)

Ms. Sharp has handled large and complex multi-million dollar litigation for plaintiffs and defendants. She is deft at explaining the complexities of specialized business disputes to the jurors and judges who ultimately decide cases, and has substantial success 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:

  • Commercial business disputes for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentations and fraud in business transactions;
  • Commercial real estate eviction and breach of contract cases; Actions for specific performance, including enforcement of real estate contracts;
  • Actions for declaratory judgment and other equitable relief in a variety of cases including, insurance coverage cases;
  • Debt collection and pierce-the-corporate-veil cases arising from breach of contract, promissory notes, guaranty agreements or mortgages;
  • Securities law violations before federal courts and self-regulatory organizations;
  • Complex international claims cases for enforcement of multi-million dollar judgments; and
  • Appellate practice primarily in the Illinois appellate courts and in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Dynamic | Responsive | Intuitive | Experienced | Pragmatic | Successful