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Alexander I. Passo
Alexander I. Passo

Alexander I. Passo

Partner312.284.6256apasso@llflegal.com
  • Biography
  • Credentials
  • Experience

As a seasoned litigator, Associate Alexander I. Passo appreciates that positive outcomes in business disputes often come down to thorough preparation, a readiness to take matters to trial, and the ability to adjust approaches to address new facts or developments.

Concentrating his practice in complex commercial litigation, Alex represents clients in matters involving internal business disputes, breach of contract, fraud, emergency business litigation, unfair competition, and professional negligence. He tailors his strategies to each client’s unique circumstances and objectives, with accessibility, transparency, and a fierce commitment to achieving their goals being hallmarks of how he practices law.


Alex has successfully and efficiently resolved numerous disputes; at every stage of litigation in various matters, including but not limited to pre-suit settlements, settlement during litigation, arbitration and mediation outcomes, as well as through verdicts as lead counsel at trial. His clients include entrepreneurs, investors, and small and mid-sized businesses, and he often serves as their outside general counsel, providing day-to-day advice on a variety of business and personal topics.

A graduate of Purdue University, Alex earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is active in many professional organizations, and his peers have recognized his professionalism and talents by naming him to SuperLawyers’ list of “Rising Stars” five years in a row as well as Leading Lawyers Magazine’s list of “Emerging Attorneys” for three consecutive years. When not serving his clients, Alex likes to spend time with his wife, son, and dogs, and when has free time, he enjoys golfing; and playing squash.

Education

  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law,, J.D., 2014, magna cum laude
    • Chicago-Kent Journal of Environmental and Energy Law, Editor-in-Chief, 2014
  • Purdue University, B.A., 2010

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Illinois, 2014
  • Indiana, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
    • YLS Director, (2018-Present)
    • YLS Tort Litigation Committee, Chair (2017-2018)
    • Committee on Attorney Malpractice, Member
    • Business Divorce and Complex Ownership Disputes Committee, Member
  • Committee on Attorney Malpractice, Member
  • Business Divorce and Complex Ownership Disputes Committee, Member
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Committee
    • Committee for Professional Liability
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Center for Conflict Resolution
    • Aux. Board Member (2016-Present)

Experience

  • Represents clients in all aspects of commercial claims, including breach of contract, unfair competition, violations of restrictive covenants, fraud, defamation, tortious interference, and breach of fiduciary duty by officers and directors.

  • Litigates disputes between owners of closely-held entities, including those on behalf of oppressed minority interest holders.

  • Represents clients in legal malpractice actions involving conflicts of interest, untimely brought claims, incorrect advice or due diligence in transactions and breach of fiduciary duty.

  • Litigates trademark and copyright infringement actions on the behalf of businesses, designers, developers and artists.

  • Prosecutes and defends temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction hearings involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants, sale or destruction of property and infringement of intellectual property rights.

  • Handles accounting malpractice actions, including audit errors, embezzlement and negligent advice concerning tax planning.

  • Provides day-to-day advice to entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses relating to contracts, governance agreements, employees, independent contractors, transfers and sales of interest in entities and entity formation.

Articles

  • "Internet Minimum Price Policies: Why Manufacturers Should Be Wary When Implementing," 48 Suffolk U. Law Rev. 795 (2015)
  • Attorneys, the Internet, & Hate Speech: An Argument For An Amended Model Rule 8.4," 13 Seattle J. for Social Justice 65 (2014)