Jay S. Berlin, a founding partner in Jaffe & Berlin, L.L.C., Chicago, Illinois specializes in personal litigation, his practice includes all areas of general civil litigation as well as commercial and corporate disputes including litigation for breach of contracts, breach of fiduciary duties and real estate matters for lenders, developers and condominium associations. Mr. Berlin is a member of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Berlin is admitted in the States of Illinois and Michigan. Mr. Berlin is a graduate of the University of Michigan (BA 1988) and Wayne State University School of Law (JD 1991).
Some of Mr. Berlin's representative engagements in these areas include: representation of retired north suburban teachers in a lawsuit regarding the retraction of pension benefits promised as an inducement to retire in a collectively bargained contract between the teachers and school district; representation of a minority shareholder of LLC in a dissolution and misappropriation action against the majority shareholders; representation of condominium association in action against developer for fraud and faulty workmanship in construction; representation of a publically traded company in a dispute with a vendor; representation of large, Midwest retail chain in landlord/tenant disputes; representation of property owner who was named in a mechanics lien suit for construction work done on a multi-million dollar parcel of land in Chicago; representation of an individual in action to obtain her interest in company she helped found after being forced out by her partners; and representation of Commercial Real Estate broker in commission dispute.