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Kane County Litigation Attorneys | Civil Litigation Lawyers, Kane County IL

Kane County Litigation Attorneys | Civil Litigation Lawyers, Kane County IL

Our Kane County litigation attorneys have the skill and experience you need to put you in the best position to favorably resolve your civil dispute. Our Kane County civil litigation lawyers are proud of hour responsiveness and accessibility as well as our cost-effective rates.

Our Kane County litigation attorneys have the skill and experience you need to put you in the best position to favorably resolve your civil dispute. Our Kane County civil litigation lawyers are proud of hour responsiveness and accessibility as well as our cost-effective rates.

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Why O'Flaherty Law for My

Civil Litigation

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In this video, Kane County litigation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your civil litigation matter.

  • We Are Conscious of Your Budget! We work aggressively but efficiently to minimize the expense of each stage in the process, and we treat the client's money as if it were our own.  We do not surprise our clients with unexpected bills, and instead, before accruing any fees, we allow you to make an educated decision with respect to the costs of each step in the dispute resolution & litigation process.    
  • We Will Be Your Aggressive Advocate!  Our team of Kane County civil litigation attorneys has made a name for ourselves representing the "little guy" against powerful corporations.  We have handled class action suits in Federal Court as well as appeals and multi-state litigation.  No case is too big, and we are prepared to take on and defeat powerful adversaries.   
  • We Put Your Interests First! At O'Flaherty Law, our goal is not to make our firm money off of your case, but instead to have you walk away feeling like you got a good resolution at a fair price.  Many litigation attorneys are content to let cases drag out and "bill the file," but we realize you are a person, not a file, and we want you to have a lifelong relationship with our firm, so we are prepared to aggressively pursue or defend your case.

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What to Expect From a Consultation

The purpose of a free consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us. Although most consultations are complimentary, some may carry a charge depending on the type of matter and meeting location.

Please contact our friendly

Kane County Civil Litigation Attorneys

at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation:

O'Flaherty Law of Saint Charles

210 S Fifth St, Ste. 107B
St. Charles
,
IL
60174
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See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.  ​​​

Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri

Our  Office Locations: 

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Downers Grove

5002 Main St, Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Naperville

105 Jackson Avenue, Ste. 4b Naperville, IL 60540

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Elmhurst

​110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B ​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107, ​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B, Tinley Park, IL 60477

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St. Charles

210 S Fifth St, Ste. 107B, St. Charles, IL 60174

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Meet Our Owner

Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."

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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."

Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!

An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.

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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."
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Commercial Tenants' Rights to an Audit of Common Area Maintenance Charges

In many commercial leases, tenants are required to pay a share of taxes, utilities, and common area maintenance charges ("CAM").  The tenant's share will typically be proportional to the amount of space leased by the tenant relative to the total rentable space of the building.  This "additional rent" will fluctuate from year to year.  It is not uncommon for landlords to overcharge their tenants for CAM.   This is referred to as Common Area Maintenance Fraud.

‍If the tenant believes this is occurring, their best option is to audit the Landlord's expenses to ensure that all of the CAM paid by tenants is going toward actual expenses and that those expenses are for vendors and market value, rather than inflated prices.  

However, unless the lease provides a right to an audit, the landlord is not required to allow one.  In this case, the best option for the tenant is to rely on the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in the lease, or the fiduciary duty of the landlord (in the case where the Tenant prepays CAM before expenses are calculated) to obtain an accounting for expenses.  However, in the absence of a right to audit in the lease, the landlord may provide evidence of its expenses by any reasonable manner that it selects.  This means that the landlord can provide a simple list of its expenses, and the tenant will not be permitted to investigate further.  

Therefore, in order to protect yourself against common area maintenance fraud, it is important that your commercial lease include a right to audit the landlord's records.  ​

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In many commercial leases, tenants are required to pay a share of taxes, utilities, and common area maintenance charges ("CAM").  The tenant's share will typically be proportional to the amount of space leased by the tenant relative to the total rentable space of the building.  This "additional rent" will fluctuate from year to year.  It is not uncommon for landlords to overcharge their tenants for CAM.   This is referred to as Common Area Maintenance Fraud.

‍If the tenant believes this is occurring, their best option is to audit the Landlord's expenses to ensure that all of the CAM paid by tenants is going toward actual expenses and that those expenses are for vendors and market value, rather than inflated prices.  

However, unless the lease provides a right to an audit, the landlord is not required to allow one.  In this case, the best option for the tenant is to rely on the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in the lease, or the fiduciary duty of the landlord (in the case where the Tenant prepays CAM before expenses are calculated) to obtain an accounting for expenses.  However, in the absence of a right to audit in the lease, the landlord may provide evidence of its expenses by any reasonable manner that it selects.  This means that the landlord can provide a simple list of its expenses, and the tenant will not be permitted to investigate further.  

Therefore, in order to protect yourself against common area maintenance fraud, it is important that your commercial lease include a right to audit the landlord's records.  ​

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Written Discovery in Kane County Civil Litigation Explained

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Kane County civil attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the written discovery process in civil litigation.

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In this article, our Kane County litigation lawyers explain the written discovery process in civil disputes. Written discovery consists of interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and requests for the admission of facts. Written discovery is intended to allow both parties to other stand the other sides positions, arguments, and evidence in order to narrow the scope of issues that have to be tried, allow both sides to prepare for depositions and trial, and facilitate settlement.

Read the full article by our Kane County civil litigation lawyers explaining written discovery in Kane County civil disputes.

Motions for Summary Judgment in Kane County Litigation

In this article, our Kane County litigation attorneys explain the functions of motion for summary judgment in civil disputes. Trials before a jury or judge are only necessary to resolve factual disputes between the parties. If there are no factual disputes that are key to the case, then the case may be resolved without a trial.  A motion for summary judgment asserts that no genuine factual disputes exist and the movement is entitled to judgment in his or her favor without the expense of a trial.

Read the full article by our Kane County civil ligitigation attorneys explaining motions for summary judgment in civil disputes.

Kane County civil litigation attorney explains motions for summary judgment.

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In this article, our Kane County litigation attorneys explain the functions of motion for summary judgment in civil disputes. Trials before a jury or judge are only necessary to resolve factual disputes between the parties. If there are no factual disputes that are key to the case, then the case may be resolved without a trial.  A motion for summary judgment asserts that no genuine factual disputes exist and the movement is entitled to judgment in his or her favor without the expense of a trial.

Read the full article by our Kane County civil ligitigation attorneys explaining motions for summary judgment in civil disputes.

Motions to Dismiss in Kane County litigation

Kane County litigation lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains motions to dismiss.

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In this article, our Kane County civil attorneys explain motions to dismiss in Kane County litigation. The first step in a civil case is for the plaintiff to file a complaint alleging facts that amount to a cause of action that would entitle the plaintiff to monetary or other remedies from the defendant.  A motion to dismiss asserts that the complaint fails to allege facts amounting to a cause of action, and that therefore the case should be dismissed in its early stages.

Read the full article by our Kane County civil litigation attorneys explaining motions to dismiss.

Our Kane County litigation lawyers are happy to meet with you in Aurora, Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Bartlett, Carpentersville, St. Charles, Algonquin, Batavia, Huntley, South Elgin, Geneva, Montgomery, North Aurora, Campton Hills, Sugar Grove, West Dundee, Gilberts, Hampshire or any other location convenient to you.

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