Michael R. Cedillos

Michael R. Cedillos

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Michael R. Cedillos focuses her practice on commercial litigation, business disputes, banking litigation involving negotiable instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code and consumer credit cards, loan participations, and bankruptcy litigation. In addition, she represents brokerage firms and their management in various customer-initiated FINRA arbitration proceedings. As part of her national practice in state and federal courts, Michael also represents developers, lenders, and retailers in real estate and real estate financing litigation.

Concentration

  • Commercial litigation
  • Banking, negotiable instruments and bank collection
  • Financial services litigation and arbitration
  • Bankruptcy litigation
  • Business disputes, including shareholder, partnership and limited liability company disputes
  • Real estate litigation, including landlord-tenant and property acquisition disputes
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Expertise

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Listed, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, 2019
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2017-2018
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017
  • Recipient, "Corporate Advocate Award," Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, Young Professionals Board, December 2015
  • Recipient, "YPB Corporate Ambassador Award," Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, Young Professionals Board, December 2014
  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award, "Insolvency Deal of the Year – Middle Markets," for the Chapter 11 restructuring of ShengdaTech, Inc., 2013
  • Appointed, Associate Judge, American Bar Association's Awards and Subgrants Team, 2010-2011
  • Appointed, Touch 10,000 Ambassador, American Bar Association, 2010
  • Board Member, Interfaith Family, 2013-Present
  • Board Member, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, Young Professionals Board, 2012-Present
  • Member, The Jewish Federations of North America, National Young Leadership Cabinet, 2012-2018
  • Vice-Chair, Chicago Bar Association, Young Leadership Section, Executive Council, Diversity Committee, 2014-2015
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Hispanic Bar Association

Ausbildung

Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2008
    • Executive Editor, First Impressions, Michigan Law Review’s online symposium forum, Volume 106
    • Associate Editor, Michigan Law Review, Volume 105
    • Raymond K. and John R. Dykema Scholarship Award
    • Phi Delta Phi
  • B.A., Rhetoric, with distinction, University of California at Berkeley, 2003
Referendariat / Praktika
  • Hon. Noël Anketell Kramer, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2008-2009
Zulassung
  • California
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Sprache
  • Spanish