Chicago Commercial Litigators
We are a nine-lawyer firm that focuses its practice on commercial litigation, including appeals, and government affairs. Our clients have included individuals, partnerships, major corporations, and some of the leading lawyers and law firms in Chicago. Our lawyers have been lead counsel or co-counsel in some of the most important cases in Illinois.See Notable Cases
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We are a nine-lawyer firm that focuses its practice on commercial litigation, including appeals, and government affairs. Our clients have included individuals, partnerships, major corporations.Learn More
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When class action litigation between our membership classes prevented demutualization and a public offering of our stock, Kevin Forde and Forde Law Offices took over the CBOT’s representation and quickly resolved the case. As a direct result of that litigation, a CBOT membership interest increased in value from $350,000 to over $8 million following our merger with the CME Group.
Kevin and Michael also played key roles in our Delaware litigation against the CBOE, which resulted in a settlement worth nearly $1 billion to our CBOT members. Finally, Kevin and Michael helped negotiate our successful merger with the CME and the dismissal of all lawsuits challenging the merger, thereby creating the largest futures exchange in the world.- Charles Carey, former Chairman of Chicago Board of Trade