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Samuel E. Neschis

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Phone: 312-600-9797
Fax: 312-573-0023

311 W Superior St #314
Chicago, Illinois 60654

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.


B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1991
Major: History

J.D., Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York

Bar Admissions New York, 2000
Illinois, 2001
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2003
Professional Associations and Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association’s Business & Securities Law Section Council

Chicago Bar Association

Published Works

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

Client Reviews
Sam represented our business and us personally in a contract action at a very volatile time in our lives. Not only was he knowledgeable, but his compassion and concern for us not only as clients, but as people, went above and beyond any expectations we might have had. It is very rare to find a strong legal advocate who can maintain poise, calmness, and confidence during hostile negotiations. We were listened to, consulted, and kept informed of all aspects of the litigation, and his concern for us financially was refreshing and much appreciated. We wholeheartedly give Sam our highest recommendation. Patricia
Sam and his team have worked with me and my team for years, and we could not be more satisfied. His level of comprehension of what is really being said to his attention to detail regarding the minutia of each statement has been of such value to me not only in peace of mind, but the very concrete financial results. When you have to engage an attorney for anything, you want the best person for the job, and the best person for you, Sam is absolutely both to me and my team. I have recommended both family and friends to this firm with the utmost confidence. Sam continues to serve what started as a single issue to become the go-to for all of my ventures. He's very unassuming, and quietly brilliant, and that is what we look for, delivery without the unnecessary and silly pinstripes and fake tans. I have entrusted Sam with my business for years, and will not go outside this firm. Ever. I cannot sing his praises enough. He's helped me get the best result out of a horrible situation, and is now spearheading all my companies to new heights. This firm represents the best of the legal practice, acting as council, friend and strategist. Justin P.
Sam Neschis has represented my companies for approx 7-8 years. I work in the financial / mortgage / real estate industry and overall don't trust anyone. I trust Sam, and I know and feel he is always looking out for my best welfare. Sam can service many areas in my line of work, but if Sam isn't the best suited attorney in the legal area I need help in, he always goes out to help find the proper attorney to assist me and my needs. In other words he just insn't going to bill to bill. He tells you if he can handle the file, but if he can't - Sam cares enough to send you in the proper direction. After I met Sam in person, it really sealed the deal for me. He is calm cool and collective - I like Sam as a person and as an attorney.. Thank You Sam!!!! I would recommend Sam Neschis to anyone and everyone!!!! Anonymous