JJSGD PC is a small, sophisticated yet reasonably priced law firm.  Each of the five partners has  practiced law for more than 30 years.  Since Tom Johnson founded what is now JJSGD more than 20 years ago, the firm has represented many corporate and non-profit organizations (ranging from Rush Medical Center to the Pacific Garden Mission) and individuals (from former coal miners with pneumoconiosis to families  with substantial estate issues in probate court)  in a wide variety of legal matters, including: litigation in Illinois and federal courts and before Chicago, Illinois and federal agencies; residential and commercial real estate transactions, including related licensing, zoning and taxation problems.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

LITIGATION

Virtually every kind of litigation subject matter  (anti-trust, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, civil rights, defamation, ERISA litigation, malpractice)

• Plaintiff and defense work

• State court & federal court cases

• State and federal agency cases

• Pre-trial, trial and appellate levels

• Mediation/arbitration


BUSINESS-RELATED ISSUES

• Corporate Formation, Governance, and  Licensing 

• Non-Profit Corp. Formation, 501(c)(3), and Governance


SPECIAL MASTER

• Commissioner in Eminent Domain Cases

• Hearing Officer for Chicago Police Board 

  and Illinois State Police and other state agencies

• Electoral Board hearing officer

EMPLOYMENT LAW

• Employee and Employer

• Union representation

 

ELECTION-RELATED ISSUES

• Design and Challenges to Petitions

• Illinois and Federal Campaign Finance Matters


REAL ESTATE MATTERS

• Transfers of Commercial Property

• Licensing for commercial property

• Zoning 

• Landlord-Tenant

• Residential & Commercial Closings