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Roeser Bucheit & Graham Lands One of Chicago’s Top Commercial Litigators

Chuck Bergen brings 30 years of high-stakes litigation experience to Roeser Bucheit & Graham.

The law firm of Roeser Bucheit & Graham is pleased to announce that Charles S. Bergen, an experienced litigator with whom the firm’s principals have a long history, has joined the firm. “Our goal is to build the best team of […]

RBG Litigation Partners Recognized as Illinois Super Lawyers 2015-2016

January 2016
Roeser Bucheit and Graham LLC is proud to announce that its litigation partners have all been selected to appear as Illinois Super Lawyers in the 2015-2016 Annual Directory. Peter Roeser, John Bucheit, and Darrell Graham have been selected for the business litigation practice area and Matthew Tanner has been selected for the appellate […]

RBG Named Top Law Firm for Litigation

December 2015
The Illinois Super Lawyers Business Edition recognized Roeser Bucheit & Graham ​as one of the Top Law Firms in Litigation. Top Law Firms are named by the number of attorneys nominated to the Super Lawyers list, and the number of years the attorneys have been on that list. Congratulations to the litigators […]

RBG Obtains Restraining Order to Prevent Looting of Corporate Assets

January 2015
Roeser Bucheit & Graham LLC obtained a restraining order against a corporate manager accused of stealing corporate assets and other wrongdoing. RBG alleged in a verified complaint that the corporate manager had breached his fiduciary duties by purchasing goods and services for his own benefit while attempting to pass those costs on […]

RJB Properties Inc. Prevails On Summary Judgment In Employment Discrimination Case: EEOC Class Members Dismissed and Other Claims Limited.

April 2012

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois delivered a significant blow to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in EEOC v. RJB Properties Inc. et al. (N.D. Ill. April 23, 2012), Case No. 2010-2001, by entering summary judgment in favor of RJB Properties Inc., a minority-owned and operated janitorial services […]

Federal court enters summary judgment for Blackstone Consulting in EEOC class litigation.

May 02, 2012

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed defendant Blackstone Consulting Inc. from the case entitled Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. RJB Properties Inc. et al. (N.D. Ill. April 23, 2012), Case No. 10-C-2001. The district court rejected the EEOC’s efforts to expand the scope of employer liability […]

RBG obtains favorable settlement in racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against the General Services Administration.

August 20, 2012

The law firm of Roeser Bucheit & Graham LLC earned another favorable result for its clients, this time representing two African-American employees, Felicia Tuck and Aneesah Muhammad, of the General Services Administration (“GSA”), who alleged they were subjected to employment discrimination and retaliation on the basis of race. Roeser Bucheit & Graham […]

RBG wins bench trial in Lake County – defeats all claims by plaintiff – and prevails on counterclaims.

November 12, 2012

Lawyers at Roeser Bucheit & Graham LLC obtained judgment on behalf of Defendant Sandra Pilarski in the case David Sorenson v. Sandra Pilarski, Case No. 09-CH-2208 (Circuit Court Lake County, Illinois). The plaintiff, Lake Forest resident David Sorenson, sought over $1 million in damages in connection with the lawsuit he filed against […]

RJB Properties and the EEOC reach settlement after federal court grants summary judgment on the majority of claims asserted by EEOC.

May 3, 2013

RJB Properties, Inc., a minority-owned and operated janitorial services provider, announced today that it has reached a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in EEOC v. RJB Properties, Inc., et al., Case No. 10-cv-2001 (N.D. Ill.), to resolve remaining claims following the district court’s summary judgment ruling last year in RJB’s […]

Roeser quoted in Wall Street Journal Online regarding arbitration victory.

May 8, 2013
The Wall Street Journal reported online that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) awarded former Merrill Lynch employee Jeffrey Wescott over $230,000 in compensatory damages and denied and dismissed all of Merrill Lynch’s claims against him for breach of a promissory note. (Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith vs. Jeffrey R. Wescott […]

Law 360 reports on RBG victory for Kraft Foods.

August 12, 2013

Law 360 reported in “Kraft Dodges $600 million email spam suit” that a Maryland federal judge dismissed a $600 million suit against Kraft Foods Group Inc. and other defendants over alleged spam emails.

In what Law 360 described as a “scathing” opinion, Judge Messitte adopted Kraft’s argument that the plaintiff did not have […]

RBG forces settlement from Merrill Lynch in promissory note case.

December 7, 2013

Fresh off of their arbitration victory against Merrill Lynch, RBG successfully mediated another dispute against a former Merrill Lynch employee that worked in its Private Banking and Investment Group. Merrill Lynch sued claiming it had loaned the former employee over $700,000. RBG filed counterclaims against Merrill Lynch for fraudulent inducement and other […]

Zach Rustad on the move.

December 2013

RBG is pleased to announce that Zachary P. Rustad is a principal of the firm. Mr. Rustad focuses his practice on business and personal transactions including real estate, wills and trusts, and all forms of business transactions.

RBG scores 100% recovery on the eve of trial.

December 2013

RBG and its client, a Chicago general contractor, refused to settle for anything other than 100% of its losses.  The night before trial was set to begin the defendant conceded, entering a settlement agreement.  For more information, contact Darrell Graham or Peter Roeser.

Law 360: RBG Attorneys Tell Fourth Circuit That Plaintiff’s Lack of Standing Sinks $600M Claim.

February 25, 2014

Law 360 reported today that Kraft Foods Inc. urged the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the dismissal of a $600 million suit accusing the company of sending unsolicited emails. Kraft attorneys, Darrell Graham and John Bucheit, successfully argued at trial that the case should be dismissed because the plaintiff was […]

Court orders EEOC to pay RBG’s attorneys fees for pursuing “frivolous” claims after the close of discovery.

June 24, 2014

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has ordered the EEOC to pay over $60,000 in attorneys’ fees to Blackstone Consulting Inc. for pursuing discrimination claims that had “no chance of success” at trial and that should have been voluntarily dismissed before summary judgment. The ruling was made […]

RBG lawyers named in Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers.

July 2, 2014

Darrell Graham and Peter Roeser were named in the 2014 edition of Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers for commercial litigation. The publication features legal talent from the metropolitan area and is distributed with The Chicago Tribune and The Wall Street Journal. The list includes those lawyers who have been rated by their peers […]

RBG obtains $2.2 million judgment.

July 15, 2014

Today the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered judgment in favor of our Chicago manufacturing client for $2.2 million. The Court entered judgment against a shipping logistics company on all claims for breach of contract and fraud and awarded attorney’s fees, punitive damages, and costs.

Emergency litigation filed against RBG client dismissed with prejudice.

July 2014

Judge Peter Flynn entered an order today dismissing all claims against the president, officer and shareholder of iMenu360 Inc. with prejudice. The plaintiffs filed a derivative action asking the Court to force iMenu’s president to sell his shares of stock under the “high noon” provisions of the company’s operating agreement and to effectively […]

RBG expands its litigation team by adding former AUSA, Matt Tanner.

August 1, 2014

RBG is pleased to announce that Matthew Tanner has joined the firm as a principal. Matt is a former Assistant United States Attorney from the Northern District of Illinois and has been litigating commercial and employment matters for twenty-five years. Matt began his career as a litigator at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal […]