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Saint Charles Litigation Attorneys | Civil Litigation Lawyers, Saint Charles IL

Saint Charles Litigation Attorneys | Civil Litigation Lawyers, Saint Charles IL

Our Saint Charles litigation attorneys have the expertise to acheive an efficient and favorable resolution in your case in a cost-effective manner.

Our Saint Charles litigation attorneys have the expertise to acheive an efficient and favorable resolution in your case in a cost-effective manner.

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  • We Are Cost-Conscious And Cost-Effective!  Our goal is to earn you a cost-effective favorable resolution to your case. 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 work aggressively but efficiently to minimize the expense of each stage in the process.  
  • We Put Your Interests First!  We are prepared to aggressively pursue or defend or prosecute your case.  However, because 95% of cases settle before trial, we work with an eye toward a favorable settlement at all times.   It is in your best interest to have a speedy and favorable resolution to your case without expending significant attorneys fees, and, because we put your interests first, this is our goal.  
  • We Are Your Aggressive Advocate!  Our team of Saint Charles 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.     

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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.

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Saint Charles Civil Litigation Attorneys

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

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

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

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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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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

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Saint Charles litigation lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains written discovery in Kane County civil litigation.

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In this article, our Saint Charles litigation attorneys explain the written discovery process in civil disputes. Early in a litigation case, each party generally sends a list of requests for information and documents to the other side.  These are known as interrogatories and requests for production of documents. If the requests are issued to a third party who is not a party to the case they are called subpoenas.  The parties may also request that one another admit or deny certain facts in order to narrow the issues for trial.

Read the full article by our Saint Charles civil litigation attorneys explaining the written discovery process in Saint Charles litigation.

Motions for Summary Judgment in Kane County Civil Disputes

In this article, our Saint Charles civil litigation attorneys explain motions for summary judgment. The purpose of a trial is to have a jury or the judge decide which party's version of the facts is true. However, oftentimes, the parties don't disagree on the underlying facts, but instead on how the law should be applied to those facts. In these cases, a motion for summary judgment requests the court to rule on the matter without a trial by applying the law to the undisputed facts that are already in the record through affidavits, written discovery or depositions.

Read the full article by our Saint Charles litigation lawyers explaining motions for summary judgment.

Saint Charles civil lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains motions for summary judgment in Kane County civil litigation.

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In this article, our Saint Charles civil litigation attorneys explain motions for summary judgment. The purpose of a trial is to have a jury or the judge decide which party's version of the facts is true. However, oftentimes, the parties don't disagree on the underlying facts, but instead on how the law should be applied to those facts. In these cases, a motion for summary judgment requests the court to rule on the matter without a trial by applying the law to the undisputed facts that are already in the record through affidavits, written discovery or depositions.

Read the full article by our Saint Charles litigation lawyers explaining motions for summary judgment.

Contempt of Court in Kane County Civil Litigation

Saint Charles civil attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains contempt of court in litigation cases.

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In this article, our Saint Charles civil litigation lawyers explain contempt of court. In civil cases, judges will often order parties to take certain actions, such as personally appear in court or respond to written discovery by a certain date. If a party fails to comply with a court order, the other party may file a Petition for Rule to Show Cause, which asks the court to hold the other party in contempt. This usually will lead to a fine if the respondent fails to promptly comply with the court's order.

Read the full article by our Saint Charles litigation attorneys explaining contempt of court in civil litigation.

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