Sam Neschis works with businesses and business owners in a variety of industries. Sam began his career at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where he gained valuable trial and investigative experience. He has been practicing corporate and commercial law in Chicago since 2002 representing businesses and individuals in a wide range of areas including shareholder and partnership disputes, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, theft of trade secrets, general employment matters, restrictive employment covenants (including non-competition and non-solicitation matters), commercial fraud, and unfair competition. He also represents clients in real estate, trust, and probate litigation and handles civil appeals.
Sam also assists business owners with forming their businesses and with issues that arise during the operation of the business including negotiating contracts, addressing employee issues, and dealing with disputes between owners.
Sam is the former chair and one of the current newsletter editors for the Illinois State Bar Association Business and Securities Law Section Council. He is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Business Divorce Subcommittee.
Sam is an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Law Division Commercial Calendar mandatory arbitration program, through which he arbitrates commercial disputes. Sam is also a certified mediator and, in that capacity, works with businesses and individuals to resolve disputes either prior to or during litigation.
Sam is also an active volunteer with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, through which he represents homeowners facing foreclosure.
Sam is the author of Reasonable Expectations of Shareholder-Employees in Closely Held Corporations: Towards a Standard of When Termination of Employment Constitutes Shareholder Oppression, published in the Winter 2015 edition of the De Paul Business & Commercial Law Journal.
Sam is a 1999 graduate of the Fordham University School of Law where he was awarded the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award.
Sam is admitted to the Supreme Court of Illinois, the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit as well as the New York State Supreme Court.
- Reasonable Expectations of Shareholder-Employees in Closely Held Corporations: Towards a Standard of When Termination of Employment Constitutes Shareholder Oppression, 13 DePaul Bus. & Com. L.J. 301 (Winter, 2015)
Honors and Awards
- Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, 1999
Past Employment Positions
- Horowitz Law Offices, Litigation Attorney, 2002 – 2013
- New York County District Attorneys’ Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1999 – 2002
Pro Bono Activities
- Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
- University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin - B.A. - 1991
- Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York - J.D.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Illinois State Bar Association’s Business & Securities Law Section Council
- Chicago Bar Association
- 1 Free Consultation
- 2 Client-Centered & Results-Oriented
- 3 Serving Businesses Across the Chicago Area