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Sarah Pace

Sarah Pace

Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Attorney

Arlington Heights
Illinois
Licensed in
IL
Northwestern University
School of Law
About
Trial and appellate lawyer with 15 years in large Chicago law firm commercial litigation practice. Background includes representing public and privately held companies in wide range of litigation matters (plaintiff and defense) including breach of contract (e.g.,asset purchase agreements, vendor contracts, partnership agreements, non-compete agreements, employment agreements, trademark license, joint venture agreements, insurance contracts), insurance coverage disputes, trade secret claims, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference and shareholder disputes. Other expertise includes real estate development disputes and eminent… read more domain litigation.
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Kashwere

General Counsel - Litigation

Jan 2015 - Present

Hired by internationally recognized brand (textile manufacturer) to complete, as lead trial counsel, two pending inter-related complex commercial litigation matters. Achieved summary judgment in client's favor in one matter; negotiated (eve of trial) highly favorable settlement in second matter.

Jan 2015 - Present

Elle Law Group LLC

Member

Feb 2012 - Jan 2015

Co-founded boutique litigation firm in 2012. First-chaired approximately 90 active cases in fast-paced environment. Favorably negotiated 60 pending cases; co-tried and won 5-day jury trial; successfully handled (first chair) 9 bench trials.

Feb 2012 - Jan 2015

Stahl Cowen Crowley & Addis, LLC

Senior Counsel

Apr 2009 - Feb 2012

Managed and conducted all phases of commercial litigation practice. Representative success: Co-tried and won 5-day jury trial on client’s breach of contract counterclaim; won subsequent 5-day bench trial in same case by defeating all of plaintiff’s claims for injunctive relief and obtaining award for attorney’s fees.

Apr 2009 - Feb 2012

Senior Counsel

Holland & Knight, LLP

Jul 2004 - Mar 2009

Managed and conducted all phases of commercial litigation practice. Representative success: Won summary judgment motion and appeal resulting in $11 million judgment for client hospital in insurance coverage dispute.

Jul 2004 - Mar 2009

City of Chicago Law Department

Assistant Corporation Counsel

Aug 2003 - Jun 2004

Successfully transferred commercial litigation skill set to manage and conduct all phases of high exposure wrongful death defense practice. Selected by Division Chief to try multi-million dollar wrongful death case arising out of alleged paramedic malpractice; co-authored motion in limine that resulted in directed verdict for the City.

Aug 2003 - Jun 2004

Holland & Knight

Partner/Associate

Feb 1993 - Jul 2003

Offered partnership in 2000 at McBride Baker & Coles, which merged with Holland & Knight LLP in 2002.

Feb 1993 - Jul 2003

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