The Leo Law firm has attorneys who are licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin. Its attorneys are experienced trial attorneys who have tried some of the largest surety cases in the industry. The firm members have published numerous journal articles and papers on construction law, fidelity and surety law and have lectured to a wide range of industry groups.
The firm provides a variety of services within its practice areas, such as, assisting in the drafting of fidelity policies, surety bonds and indemnity agreements, assisting underwriters in structuring collateral arrangements with their accounts, preparing and drafting inter-creditor terms between sureties and financial institutions, preparing transactional documents for surety takeover arrangements and debtor composition and workouts, defending and prosecuting civil suits brought against or by fidelity insurers, sureties and contractors, including construction and liens claims and recovery suits against accountants, architects or other third parties.
In surety bankruptcy practice, the firm members are some of the most experienced lawyers in the country, having assisted in the creation of the fundamentals of this sub-specialty within surety law, and having drafted the forms that many surety practitioners and company representatives in the surety industry use or refer to today in their handling of bankruptcy matters.
The Leo law firm has a national practice. In addition to handling matters in Illinois and Wisconsin, the firm lawyers have handled cases in New York, North Carolina, Georgia South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California, in cases where the firm’s clients required experienced trial counsel, consultation for a trial or on a unique legal issue and bankruptcy workout representation or consultation in complicated Chapter 11 and receivership cases.
The Leo law firm lawyers have handled many cases involving some of the largest potential exposures in the surety and fidelity industries. The firm lawyers represented sureties in the Enron, Adelphia, Sun Cal, Lehman Brothers, Chrysler, General Motors, Kmart and National Steel cases.