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Cornelius P. Brown

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Neal Brown joined the firm in 1975. Over the past thirty years, Mr. Brown has developed his practice the areas of business litigation, including commercial litigation, title litigation, bankruptcy, collections, foreclosures, replevins and loan workouts—involving both conventional and SBA loans; commercial loan documentation for both conventional and SBA loans; and contract/lease negotiations. Mr. Brown also has experience in employer/employee matters, general corporate and real estate.

Mr. Brown has guest lectured classes on business transactions and enforcement of commercial documents (including bank loans, leases, contracts, etc.) at the University of Chicago and the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. Mr. Brown was honored by being selected as one of “Illinois’ Top Lawyers” by the publishers of Law & Politics and Chicago magazines. The February 2006 issue of Chicago magazine identified Mr. Brown as an attorney who, according to his peers, ranks among the top 5% of attorneys in Illinois for the year 2006.

Court Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court, 1978
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1978 admitted to Trial Bar
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2000
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2001
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1978
United States Supreme Court, 1986


DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1978 
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1975


Rated one of “Illinois’ Top Lawyers” by the publishers of Law & Politics and Chicago magazines, February 2006

Professional Associations 

Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
The National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL)
Bakers Club of Chicago, former officer and director, present member
The Bakers Courtesy Club of Chicago, former President, present member

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