Hardt, Stern & Kayne, P.C.’s attorneys are “business” lawyers – even our litigators. Our litigators’ knowledge of business is particularly valuable when conducting commercial, business and financial litigation. They have years of experience in mediating, arbitrating and litigating suits and disputes involving transaction situations. At Hardt, Stern & Kayne, P.C., through a true working partnership with our clients, we endeavor to efficiently and economically provide effective, quality, and result oriented, litigation services. Our litigators have successfully prosecuted actions for damages and to enjoin wrongful, unfair trade and unfair competition agreements, as well as statutory obligations and, sometimes, fiduciary commitments; claims to judicially enforce contracts for the sale of land and to compel the parties to close the transaction; and litigation to resolve disputes among business-owner/operators over matters such as attempted ousters and efforts to enforce shareholder or member buy-sell agreements. Our experience is not limited to Plaintiffs’ representation, but extends, as well, to defending our clients when they are confronted with claims.
The firm’s strong presence among, and representation of, automobile dealerships has lead our litigators to become experienced in the highly specialized area of automobile dealership protests and administrative hearings before the Illinois Motor Vehicle Review Board. Such protest proceedings are available to dealers in connection with the installation of new dealerships, relocations of existing dealerships, terminations of dealer franchises, and manufacturers’ treatment of and dealings with dealerships. Of course, a resort to a Motor Vehicle Review Board protests is not always possible or recommended, so that a traditional legal suit, at times, proves to be the optimum alternative. Our attorneys can consult with you and devise the plan that is most suited for your automotive franchise situations, just as they can in other types of commercial, business or financial litigation.