John Sibrava has served as a trusted advisor to clients for more than four decades representing them in commercial, business and financial transactions and litigation. John has negotiated and drafted documents for business acquisitions and sales, secured lending and credit transactions, real estate purchases and sales, leases, employment, management and independent contractor agreements, and structured shareholder/member/partner risk management, buy-out and succession arrangements. His service to individuals also includes estate planning suited to their business, financial and personal concerns, interests and needs.
John began his litigation career representing national and local vendors and contractors in mechanics lien and mortgage foreclosure litigation. His litigation practice now includes disputes over commercial transactions, ownership and management issues, corporate and trust fiduciary responsibilities, employment, non-compete and confidentiality covenants, and trust administration, in addition to general commercial, construction and real estate disputes.
B.A., cum laude, Political Science, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1971
J.D. Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois 1974
Licenses to Practice
State of Illinois
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Law Review, Loyola University Chicago, School of Law, “An ‘Unfair Trade’ Approach to Securities Regulation-A Reappraisal of Common Law in Light of Equity Funding,” Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1974.
Memberships & Involvement
Illinois State Bar Association
Bohemian Lawyers Association of Chicago, Board of Managers, 1991–1997