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Bryan R. Bagdady

Bryan R. Bagdady

Business Litigation, Probate Litigation, Bankruptcy and Business Contracts
  • Business Law, Collections, Estate Planning ...
  • Illinois
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Biography

I founded Corporate & Estate Legal Services, Ltd. to focus on business contracts, commercial litigation, estate planning and probate cases. I have decades of experience handling civil litigation and commercial contracts. I represent both plaintiffs and defendants. I have a broad spectrum approach to B2B litigation. I can negotiate deals, document agreements, litigate, pursue post judgment collection, and prosecute or defend judgments on appeal.

I was a scholastic debater in high school and college. I am very comfortable with contract litigation, declaratory judgments, decedent's estates, and business torts.

My experience affords me the luxury of handling all phases of dispute resolution including pre-suit settlements, trial advocacy, post judgment enforcement, and appellate advocacy. At most firms, these functions are splintered across different departments and between multiple lawyers. If you retain Bryan as your attorney, then all of these functions are consolidated into one point of contact.

I graduated from Northwestern University where I studied economics. I earned my law degree from DePaul University College of Law. At Northwestern University, I was awarded the Wyman-Hibbs Debate Scholarship for outstanding achievement in the field of competitive debate. If you have a contract, case, or legal claim that you wish to discuss, give me a call or drop me an email. I will be happy to speak with you.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Collections
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Intellectual Property
Trademarks
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free Initial Consultation.
  • Contingent Fees
    I accept contingency fee cases for qualified business disputes involving claims in excess of $250,000.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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7th Circuit
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Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
Corporate & Estate Legal Services, Ltd.
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Corporate & Estate Legal Services, Ltd. was founded in July of 2013 to represent small and mid-sized businesses as well as individuals. The firm focuses on business to business collection litigation, general business litigation, employment and restrictive covenant litigation, probate litigation, chapter 7 bankruptcy services, trademark applications, and intellectual property litigation.
Education
DePaul College of Law
J.D. (1982) | Law
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Honors: DePaul College of Law 711 Student admitted to practice in Courts as Senior Law Student.
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Northwestern University
B.S. (1978) | Economics
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Honors: Wyman Hibbs Debate Scholar. President of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Activities: Northwestern Debate Society, Gymnastics Club, Sigma Chi Fraternity.
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6184235
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Corporate & Estate Legal Services, Ltd.
Blog
CELS Blog Page
Legal Answers
54 Questions Answered
Q. I have a contract, borrower passed away 4 months ago. The person handling the estate wants the checks made to them.
A: If the borrower passed away, then the estate should be paying you. Why are you paying to the borrower or to the borrower's estate? Your question seems confused.
Q. I have a judgement against me so can I be forced to sell my home if my homes equity is less than the judgement amount
A: The answer to your question is not dependent upon a comparison of the equity to the judgment. Rather, you need to identify what part of your equity is exempt. In Illinois, a homeowner has a $15,000 exemption for the equity in their home. Double that for a married couple. If the equity exceeds the exemption in the property, then the judgment creditor can go after the home. The judgment creditor can file a judgment lien and wait until you sell or they can file a judgment foreclosure action and move against the equity now. Hope this helps to clarify the situation.
Q. If you are a beneficiary in your fathers will and your mother is alive and the executor of the will, how does it work
A: The original will is required to be filed with the Court in the County where the decedent lived. You can look at the will after it is filed and read the provisions. Assuming assets in excess of $100,000 or an estate with real estate (no real estate passes through probate if it was in joint title), then a probate estate is opened and you should receive notice as an heir.
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Contact & Map
Corporate & Estate Legal Services, Ltd.
17W220 22nd Street
Suite 410
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Toll-Free: (312) 300-6843
Telephone: (312) 300-6843
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Call during business hours or email at Bryan@celsinfo.com