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Is the Extension of Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order Legal?

To combat the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 9, 2020, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation as to all Illinois counties. On March 21st at 5:00 pm, Pritzker ordered our citizens “to stay home” based upon the disaster proclamation. The original stay-at-home order was set to end on April 7th, 17 days after it Read More

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Schwartz & Kanyock, LLC Welcomes Associate John Cerney

Schwartz & Kanyock, LLC is pleased to announce that John M. Cerney has joined the firm as a commercial litigation associate. John will focus his practice in commercial, condominium, post-judgment collection and business oppression litigation. Before joining the firm, John served as a law fellow for the City of Chicago Law Department, where he defended Read More

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Tom Kanyock Shares Insights on Direct vs. Derivative Standing Issues

Tom Kanyock discussed direct vs. derivative standing issues in Illinois and Delaware during a presentation for the Chicago Bar Association’s Business Divorce and Complex Ownership Committee. The presentation addressed the increasingly common problem facing courts throughout the nation as they attempt to apply generations of older corporate law to the relatively recent LLC form of Read More

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Mr. Schwartz and Mr. Kanyock IICLE chapter on fraudulent transfer litigation

Litigating the Suit to Set Aside a Fraudulent Transfer Mr. Schwartz and Mr. Kanyock IICLE chapter on fraudulent transfer litigation  

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Sophisticated Asset Recovery

On October 2, 2014, I participated in a seminar called Sophisticated Asset Recovery put on by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. I gave a 30-minute presentation on the use of charging orders in cases where a limited liability company or a member of a limited liability company is the judgment debtor.

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Defending Confession Judgment Cases in Illinois

On October 1, 2014, the Illinois Bar Journal published my latest article, entitled “Defending Confession Judgment Cases in Illinois.”

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In re Marriage of Chez, 2013 IL App (1st) 120550

In re Marriage of Chez, 2013 IL App (1st) 120550

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Janousek v. Slotky, 2012 Il App (1st) 113432

Janousek v. Slotky, 2012 Il App (1st) 113432. The 6/7/16 original judgment order denied our client’s direct claims, but entered a $203mm+ derivative judgment in favor of BIG. Read More The July 18, 2016 order granting the defendants’ first motion to reconsider reduced the derivative judgment in favor of BIG to $8.4mm+. Read More The November 29, Read More

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Beyond Dissipation: The effective use of Illinois’ fraudulent transfer act in divorce litigation

Beyond Dissipation: The effective use of Illinois’ fraudulent transfer act in divorce litigation Mr. Schwartz,  Mr. Kanyock and Ms. Bridges Illinois Bar Journal article about fraudulent transfer litigation for matrimonial lawyers

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Mr. Schwartz and Mr. Kanyock Illinois Bar Journal article about attacking Rule 137 motions as pleadings

PLEADING AND OPPOSING A SUPREME COURT RULE 137 MOTION FOR SANCTIONS Mr. Schwartz and Mr. Kanyock Illinois Bar Journal article about attacking Rule 137 motions as pleadings

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