Considered and candid advice whether in the boardroom or courtroom

For more than 20 years, Slavin & Slavin has had the privilege of serving its business clients in an array of matters including defending and mitigating awards for work-related injuries; litigating civil actions sounding in tort and general liability; navigating the thorny issues of insurance coverage; authoring, tweaking and defending commercial contracts; advising on best practices concerning employment issues and procuring and defending professional licenses for the traditionally regulated occupations as well as the newest area of cannabis and CBD businesses.

We understand that our clients retain the heavy burden of making the ultimate decision to undertake business opportunities— undertakings that naturally pose opportunity and risk. Our experience assists the decision-makers in evaluating and managing those risks and our clients rely on our candor and honest assessments whether in the boardroom or in the courtroom. We are zealous advocates and prudent advisors always working in partnership with our clients’ decision-makers.

We have our finger on the pulse of legislative and administrative actions posing potential consequences for our clients. Whether it is blockbuster legislation such as the legalization of recreational Cannabis or a more discreet change in the Day and Temporary Labor Services Act, we are watchful and prepared to engage with our clients to take timely advantage of new opportunities and ensure compliance with new regulations.

Our lawyers routinely litigate in state and federal courts and advocate daily at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. We have a notable presence in these forums ensuring that we are well-informed and well-versed in matters affecting our clients’ interests.

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law /</br> Licensure Defense

    Slavin & Slavin has a thorough understanding of the policies and procedures of administrative agencies...

  • Cannabis Law

    The explosion of fields related to hemp/cannabis is bringing unique business opportunities...

  • Contract Disputes

    Slavin & Slavin works with its clients to negotiate, draft, and review the various types...

  • Insurance Coverage

    The attorneys at Slavin & Slavin have over four decades of experience in the area...

  • Tort Litigation

    With over forty years of trial practice, our litigators epitomize advocacy in the truest...

  • Workers’ Compensation

    The strength of our Firm has its roots in the defense of workers’ compensation claims...

  • Labor & Employment Law

    Slavin & Slavin prides itself on having a true appreciation of the relationship between...

Our Purpose

Our Purpose

We provide legal knowledge and tools

for our business clients to do what

they do best.

We provide legal knowledge and tools for our business clients to do what they do best.

Problems We Solve

  • Beyond the workers’ compensation claim

    Beyond the workers’ compensation claim

    Our clients rely on us to seamlessly manage the integration of third party liabilities that arise.  Our lawyers have recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in subrogation actions, including direct litigation on novel reimbursement theories such as breach of contract.  We have represented and defended employers named as third-party defendants in civil cases arising out of work injuries for which compensation was paid.  Our understanding of the big picture of litigation practiced by our Firm’s civil litigation team allows us to shape how we handle the individual task at hand to maximize the global outcome for our clients

  • Comprehensive experience in complex litigation

    Comprehensive experience in complex litigation

    Our Firm’s defense practice includes one of the nation’s largest traffic control and pavement marking companies involved in some of the largest interstate and intrastate road projects. The third party liability claims we defend run the gamut on the injury spectrum and include catastrophic injury claims for which plaintiffs pursue each and every contractor along with the State, City and Municipality as owners of the roadway. We bring our comprehensive experience in the handling of complex litigation to the defense table urging the adoption of a cohesive strategy to use defense dollars wisely and minimize exposure.

  • Construing and applying contractual indemnifications provisions

    Construing and applying contractual indemnifications provisions

    Tendering, rejecting and/or accepting a tender in accord with contractual indemnification provisions requires a multi-layer analysis of strategies involving business and legal decisions. Resisting a tender for actions believed to be outside the scope of a party’s undertaking of indemnification has risks. Our Firm has a deep level of knowledge and experience in the application and interpretation of insurance contracts and complex construction contracts. We are experienced litigators and bring well developed strategies to cases in which a party interprets an indemnification provision as a means to shift liability.

  • Defending and protecting professional licenses

    Defending and protecting professional licenses

    We defend our professional clients against complaints brought to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) by dissatisfied patients, customers and other agencies. Our experience extends to the most serious proceedings seeking licensure suspension and revocation (matters that may be further complicated by ancillary criminal exposure) to actions involving alleged infractions for which the Department seeks restitution and fines. Depending on the nature and history of violations, the proposed fines can have a crippling impact on businesses operating with limited profit margins. We work on behalf of our professional clients to minimize the financial impact and suggest creative ways to satisfy the Department.

  • Defending third party liability claims

    Defending third party liability claims

    Our defense of third party liability claims requires our team of attorneys to be well versed in the interplay of construction contracts, insurance policies and the often complicated relationships of owners, general contractors and subcontractors, as well as borrowing and loaning employers. We work closely with our clients in determining when and if indemnification clauses are triggered and how to respond when that potential exits -- whether our client is the indemnitee or indemnitor in any given situation.

  • Litigating complex business contracts

    Litigating complex business contracts

    Complex business relationships, often governed by complicated agreements, sometimes go awry. Our lawyers understand business and appreciate that where litigation is necessary, it must be swift, precise and handled in a manner which causes the least disruption to the client’s operations. We also understand when there is a need to take a stand. Faced with allegations of intentionally violating an exclusive supply and distribution agreement involving unique products, we recommended a proactive approach to litigation, countersuing the plaintiff, and successfully defending our client’s business practices.

  • Navigating the terrain of complicated business disputes

    Navigating the terrain of complicated business disputes

    In yet another high-stakes matter, our litigation team successfully defended a suit seeking the entry of a preliminary injunction against a client for the allegedly unlawful use of a supposed proprietary process used for the extraction of cannabinoids from hemp plants. Balancing our client’s need to protect its own processes and technology with the federal court’s discovery mandates, required our lawyers to navigate through legal mine fields. Developing a record to demonstrate the fallacy an

  • Securing professional licenses to conduct business in Illinois

    Securing professional licenses to conduct business in Illinois

    Our Firm also represents individuals and businesses in the often competitive and complex license application process required to do business in the State of Illinois. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) issues, regulates and rigorously enforces compliance for some 150 professions ranging from doctors to funeral directors, cosmetologists to dog groomers,

  • Strategic handling of workers’ compensation claims

    Strategic handling of workers’ compensation claims

    Our Firm resolves workers’ compensation matters throughout the State of Illinois.  We have a team of attorneys that understands that each case must be addressed on its own merits, and that while some cases may be resolved amicably others require mounting a full-scale defense.  The vast experience of our attorneys assures that clients are positioned to strategically address the most complex claims and to promptly and efficiently resolve routine claims.  Our careful analysis of the facts in each individual case provides for development of legal theories to at times support retroactive denial of accepted claims, and we have successfully incorporated those theories in proceeding to trial and securing Commission awards resulting in absolute denial of cases previously deemed compensable and, often, catastrophic.  We have handled numerous other catastrophic claims, working directly with third-party administrators and excess carriers to aggressively mitigate exposure by hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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