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.

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…
Before an election, some municipalities will supply a packet of information to prospective candidates indicating the number of signatures required by law to be placed on a ballot. However, can a prospective candidate rely on the number of required signatures provided by the municipality? The answer is… no! A controversy arose out of the Village of Glendale Heights where the Village Clerk distributed candidate packets with the wrong information in them.  The Clerk had reviewed the…
We are excited to welcome Darcy Proctor as a partner in Tressler’s Local Government Practice Group in Chicago. Darcy concentrates her practice in the defense of local governments in all aspects of tort, civil rights liability and employment litigation. She also defends private sector employers across a variety of employment law issues.  “I am honored to join Tressler’s Local Government Practice Group,” said Darcy Proctor. “I look forward to working with this extraordinary team of…
In Greer v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago, 2021 IL App (1st) 200429, the appellate court found that reviewing 28,000 pages of records responsive to a FOIA request was not unduly burdensome. On October 12, 2018, Tyrone Greer (“Greer”) submitted a FOIA request to the Board of Education of the City of Chicago (“Board”) seeking records related to racial discrimination claims he made between 1999 and 2005. There were approximately 28,000 pages…
The Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, 5 ILCS 420/4A-101 et seq., requires certain local government officials and employees to file a verified written statement of economic interests (“Statement of Economic Interests”) on or before May 1st of each year. In most cases, the Statement of Economic Interests must be filed with the County Clerk of the county in which the principal office of the unit of government with which the person is associated is located. If you are required…
On March 23, 2021, the Governor signed legislation into effect amending the Illinois Human Rights Act to prohibit employers from barring applicants with conviction records from employment opportunities. Employers are now required to participate in an interactive process with the applicant/employee to determine whether there is a substantial relationship or unreasonable risk between the conviction noted in the records and the employment opportunity. The amendment provides employees the right to receive written notice of the employer’s…