George P. Apostolides

George P. Apostolides

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (312) 876-7102
Fax: (312) 876-0288

Primary Office

Chicago
161 North Clark Street
Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60601

George P. Apostolides

Partner

George P. Apostolides

George Apostolides is a business and bankruptcy litigator who advises clients in the life sciences, cannabis, higher education, manufacturing, retail and technology industries. Drawing on over 25 years of experience, George handles cases in federal and state courts both in Illinois and nationwide for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individuals who need a strong advocate. George serves as a trusted advisor for clients, and focuses on their business interests in both the short and long term. George also manages teams of attorneys who assist clients in a variety of practice areas.

George has developed his understanding of the challenges businesses face not only from interacting with clients, but also from his roles in Firm management. Currently, George helps set Firm policy as a member of the Executive Committee, and he also is the member of a task force evaluating the Firm’s real estate needs. As a vice chair of the Litigation Practice, George is involved with strategy relating to hiring, practice group focus and staffing major matters. He was also previously chair of the Integration Leadership Team.

George has led case teams on hundreds of matters in his career and has tried dozens of cases to juries, judges and arbitrators. He has also handled appeals and argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on multiple occasions. George has extensive experience handling commercial disputes, including:

  • breach of contract
  • fraudulent transfers under the bankruptcy code and state law
  • Uniform Commercial Code violations
  • guaranty matters post-judgment proceedings
  • real estate and construction cases
  • breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • shareholder disputes
  • products liability matters
  • bankruptcy claim disputes

In addition, he has handled tort cases from his earliest days as an attorney and has experience handling insurance and liability issues.

George was recognized by Benchmark Litigation in 2021 as a “Local Litigation Star” and for his role leading the Litigation Practice in the Firm’s Chicago office. Benchmark provides comprehensive coverage of the U.S. litigation market, with rankings based on extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients.  George is also a member of Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyers organization.

Thought Leadership

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Speaking Engagement
May 1, 2017
Litigation Ethics Quarterly CLE Series, “Walking the Tightrope: Balancing the Ethical Tensions Faced by In-House Counsel as Legal and Business Advisors
Speaking Engagement
April 1, 2016
“Bankruptcy Basics from the Experts, Adversary Proceedings Under Section 523 and Section 727,” Illinois State Bar Association
Speaking Engagement
February 1, 2016
“Valuing Lost Profits for Litigation Purposes,” Financial Poise webinar
Speaking Engagement
February 1, 2016
“Common Issues and Strategies in Business Breakups,” panelist, Financial Poise webinar

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Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named a "Local Litigation Star" in Illinois by Benchmark Litigation, 2021

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Named to the Illinois Super Lawyer list for Business Litigation, 2013 to present

Named to the Rising Stars List, IL Super Lawyers, 2010

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Hellenic Bar Association

Trial Bar, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1995

  • Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Executive Board member and Criminology Editor

B.A.,, magna cum laude, Princeton University, 1992

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Firm Involvement

Vice Chair, Litigation

Executive Committee

George Apostolides is a business and bankruptcy litigator who advises clients in the life sciences, cannabis, higher education, manufacturing, retail and technology industries. Drawing on over 25 years of experience, George handles cases in federal and state courts both in Illinois and nationwide for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individuals who need a strong advocate. George serves as a trusted advisor for clients, and focuses on their business interests in both the short and long term. George also manages teams of attorneys who assist clients in a variety of practice areas.

George has developed his understanding of the challenges businesses face not only from interacting with clients, but also from his roles in Firm management. Currently, George helps set Firm policy as a member of the Executive Committee, and he also is the member of a task force evaluating the Firm’s real estate needs. As a vice chair of the Litigation Practice, George is involved with strategy relating to hiring, practice group focus and staffing major matters. He was also previously chair of the Integration Leadership Team.

George has led case teams on hundreds of matters in his career and has tried dozens of cases to juries, judges and arbitrators. He has also handled appeals and argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on multiple occasions. George has extensive experience handling commercial disputes, including:

  • breach of contract
  • fraudulent transfers under the bankruptcy code and state law
  • Uniform Commercial Code violations
  • guaranty matters post-judgment proceedings
  • real estate and construction cases
  • breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • shareholder disputes
  • products liability matters
  • bankruptcy claim disputes

In addition, he has handled tort cases from his earliest days as an attorney and has experience handling insurance and liability issues.

George was recognized by Benchmark Litigation in 2021 as a “Local Litigation Star” and for his role leading the Litigation Practice in the Firm’s Chicago office. Benchmark provides comprehensive coverage of the U.S. litigation market, with rankings based on extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients.  George is also a member of Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyers organization.