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Dean C. Kalant

Dean joined the firm in 2009 and is a partner.  Dean’s practice focuses on commercial/business litigation, counseling and transactions, and he works with individuals and companies in a wide range of industries and practices.  Dean’s litigation practice includes claims involving, without limitation, breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder/partner disputes, trust disputes, intellectual property disputes, restrictive covenants, defamation and other business-related torts and commercial matters.  Dean regularly appears in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels and governmental agencies.  Dean also has extensive experience drafting a broad range of contracts, including, without limitation, employment agreements and vendor agreements, and he provides counseling to businesses on issues such as employee discipline and discharge and workplace investigation.  Dean also counsels his clients in connection with entity formation and business acquisitions, dispositions, mergers and other transactional-related matters.

Dean is committed to working closely with his clients in order to help advance and protect their rights, minimize their business and litigation risk, and deliver results in a practical and cost-effective manner.

Primary Areas of Practice:
Business & Commercial Litigation
Business Transactions
Business Torts
Employment Law



J.D., The John Marshall Law School cum laude The John Marshall Law Review, Lead Articles Editor B.S.B., Indiana University – Bloomington Finance, Kelley School of Business

Bar Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court
United States Tax Court
Northern District of Illinois U.S. District Court
Central District of Illinois United States Tax Court

Professional Affiliations

Who's in Charge Here? Advancements in Beneficial Ownership for Privately Held Companies, 42 J. MARSHALL L. REV. 4
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