Tressler LLP

Tressler LLP is a national law firm headquartered in Chicago, with eight offices located in five states - California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Tressler is comprised primarily of attorneys who devote their practice to the representation of the insurance industry in coverage analysis and resolution, litigation, underwriting consultation, product development, defense, claims management and reinsurance.

Tressler attorneys also represent clients in commercial litigation, employment, corporate transactions and intellectual property law. Tressler has one of the most experienced and multi-faceted government law practices in Illinois.

Gov. JB Pritzker has announced a phase out of the statewide moratorium on evictions to begin August 1, 2021, and to end by August 31, 2021.  This announcement was made in conjunction with the state’s launch of a $1.5 billion rental relief program for Illinois. Repeated executive orders issued by the governor during the pandemic have banned virtually all evictions in Illinois since March 2020. However, the eventual end to the eviction moratorium is expected in a…
Check out Kathryn Formeller on The Professionals’ new YouTube channel! She joins forces with impressive women in the workplace to provide quick and helpful professional tips in this popular Life Hack series. Click here to view The Professionals’ YouTube Channel. See the New Hacks Below: iPhone Hack – Record your iPhone Screen Kat Formeller gives us tips and tricks for screen recording on the iPhone. Click here to view this hack on YouTube Parent Hack…
In a decision earlier last week, in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a student cheerleader’s off-campus F-bombs about her school is protected speech under the First Amendment. The speech involved a series of F-bombs issued in 2017 on Snapchat by Brandi Levy, then a 14-year-old cheerleader, who failed to make the varsity cheer team at her Pennsylvania School. In response, Levy posted a photo of herself and a…
Tressler LLP has promoted attorney Elizabeth F. Wagman to partner. Elizabeth joined Tressler as senior counsel in 2020 and is a member of our Government and Education Practice Groups. “We could not be more pleased to have Elizabeth join our partnership as we continue to forge a new path into the future,” said Mark Banovetz, partner and member of Tressler’s Executive Committee. “She represents the energy, enthusiasm and drive that will help us continue to…
It is expected that many Americans will be celebrating the Fourth of July, and quite frankly, we all deserve it after living through a global pandemic for nearly 16 months.  While Independence Day is synonymous with all things American (apple pie, baseball, the flag and beautiful fireworks displays), recreational use of these pyrotechnics can pose liability and hazards to both people and property. We recommend that community associations and condominium associations remind residents of the…
In Am. Nat’l Property & Cas. Co. v. Select Mgmt. Group, 20-cv-542 (N.D. Okla. Mar 23, 2021), the Northern District of Oklahoma recently examined the meaning of “professional services” when evaluating the policy’s professional services exclusion. These terms were not defined in the policy itself. The underlying suit involved a real estate broker, the listing agent, who was showing a home to another broker. While in the backyard, a dog, whose presence was not disclosed…
We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming virtual Tressler Talk:Handling Disasters – Building Code Violations, Fires and Leaks Tuesday, June 22, 20211:00-2:00pm CT Join Tressler’s experienced attorneys for this complimentary webinar to learn about building code violations and how they impact your association clients; fires and the turmoil that unfolds if you don’t have a plan of action for this type of disaster; and best practices for the handling of leaks and…
On June 11, 2021, the State of Illinois officially moved into Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan. This means that all businesses, large-scale events, conventions, amusement parks, seated spectator events and more can resume operating at full capacity. Additionally, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no longer an outdoor mask requirement and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) guidance that has been governing business operations throughout the…
On May 20, 2021, the Illinois Supreme Court delivered its opinion in W. Bend Mut. Ins. Co. v. Krishna Schaumburg Tan, Inc., 2021 IL 125978[1] regarding whether the claims contained in a lawsuit alleging the violation of the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) were covered under a business owners’ liability policy. In the underlying lawsuit, Klaudia Sekura (“Sekura”)[2] filed a class-action suit against Krishna Schaumburg Tan, Inc. (“Krishna”), a tanning salon and franchisee…
Click here to view the trailer on YouTube. Check out Kathryn Formeller on The Professionals’ new YouTube channel! She joins forces with other professional ladies to provide quick tips and helpful professional tricks in a Life Hack series. Click here to view The Professionals’ YouTube Channel. About Kathryn Formeller Kathryn is a partner and Co-Chair of the Condominium & Common Interest Community Association Law practice. Her practice includes representing condominium associations and common interest…