Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation typically involves every type of dispute that can arise within the business context. Whether it is a breach of contract claim, shareholder dispute, or consumer fraud claim, hiring an attorney with a creative legal approach and personal commitment to achieving her client’s goals is critical. The ability to resolve a dispute with practical solutions at the pre-litigation stage is key to a strong client relationship. 

Real Estate / Construction Litigation

The seller failed to disclose a material defect in the residential disclosure statement. Your roof is leaking as a result of your contractor using defective materials. The bank is about to foreclose on your home. We need help with filing a mechanic’s lien. What should we do? Retain an attorney.

Health Care Litigation

With the increasing number of senior citizens in this country being admitted into nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other senior living care communities, the number of cases involving   abuse and neglect are growing.  Part of the problem is the cost of finding competent caregivers. The remaining problem lies with the failure of health care facilities to simply monitor their own compliance with OBRA, the Nursing Home Care Act and the IDFPR Rules and Regulations.


Other Practice Areas

Beneficiary Disputes

Michele J. Braun has represented beneficiaries in hotly contested matters ranging from a  trustee’s breach of its fiduciary duties to terminating a beneficiary’s  interest in the deceased’s estate.

Uncontested Divorce

So long as all issues remain uncontested, Michele J. Braun can offer you a flat fee arrangement for preparing and/or reviewing the Petition for Dissolution, Marriage Settlement Agreement, Allocation of Parental Responsibility and Visitation Schedule and all additional documents that are required for your particular situation.

Risk Management

Michele J. Braun can review your internal policies and procedures and make recommendations that will reduce your risk and liability exposure. She can also review, revise  and negotiate the terms of any contract on your behalf.

Serving A Diverse Group Of Clients


Northbrook real estate, health care, business and commercial litigation lawyer Michele J. Braun provides innovative and cost effective real estate, commercial and health care litigation services for clients throughout Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, McHenry County and Kane County, Illinois. Her litigation services include the prosecution and defense of lawsuits, appeals, as well as representing clients at arbitration, mediation and administrative hearings.