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 vendor, customer, distribution, and financing 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 & Securities Law Section Council.
Sam is an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Law Division Commercial Calendar mandatory arbitration program. Sam is also a certified mediator and, in that capacity, works with businesses and individuals to resolve disputes either prior to or during litigaton.
Sam is is also an active volunteer with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.
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 DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal.
Sam is a 1999 graduate of the Fordham University School of Law where he was awarded Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award.