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Michael A. O’Brien

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Biography

Mr. O'Brien founded the firm in Wheaton, Illinois in 1998 after spending five years as an associate for two Chicagoland firms. Michael's practice is concentrated in representation of entrepreneurial companies in a variety of litigation matters, including, but not limited to shareholder disputes, contract litigation, trust and estate litigation, fraud in all of its varieties, real estate litigation and employment claims.

Michael's corporate practice includes formation, merger & acquisitions, corporate dissolutions, commercial and residential real estate development, drafting and negotiating asset purchase agreements, buy/sell agreements, operating agreements, employment agreements and the like. Michael also provides ongoing corporate advice for owners of small and mid-sized businesses.

Current Employment Position

  • Founder, 1998

Practice Areas:

  • Litigation
  • Business Transactions and Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Legal Counsel, 2001 to 2002
  • Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Legal Counsel, President, 2004
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank, Director (2002-2009), Outside Counsel (2002-Present)
  • DuPage Habitat for Humanity, Inc., Outside Counsel, 2004 to Present
  • Wheaton Park District Sponsor, 2003 to Present
  • NIU Alumni Association, Member
  • Willow Creek Community Church, Member

Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois, 1993
    • Georgia, 1999
    • Wisconsin, 2012
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1993

    Honors

    • Best Oral Advocate
    • Chief Justice of the NIU College of Law Moot Court Society
    • National Moot Court Society Competition