George P. Apostolides

George P. Apostolides

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (312) 876-7102
Fax: (312) 876-7302

Primary Office

Chicago
161 North Clark Street
Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60601

George P. Apostolides

Partner

George Apostolides is a partner in the firm's Chicago office. His practice focuses on business and bankruptcy litigation, and he handles cases in federal and state courts both in Illinois and nationwide. He has practiced with the firm since his graduation from Northwestern University School of Law in 1995, and has years of experience managing business risk for his clients, litigating disputes, and, if necessary, taking cases to arbitration or trial. George's clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and individuals. He provides a range of services for those clients, including litigation avoidance consulting, prosecuting claims for damages, and defending cases filed against the clients. His focus is always on his clients' needs and interests in both the short and long term.

If litigation is necessary, George has handled hundreds of cases in jurisdictions throughout the country and has first-chair trial experience both in courtrooms and before arbitration panels. He also has handled numerous appeals and has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. George has extensive experience handling commercial disputes, including:

  • breach of contract
  • avoidance and recovery of fraudulent transfers under the bankruptcy code
  • avoidance and recovery of fraudulent transfers under the state law
  • Uniform Commercial Code violations
  • avoidance and recovery of preference payments
  • guaranty collection matters, post-judgment proceedings
  • real estate litigation
  • breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • shareholder disputes

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

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
“Common Issues and Strategies in Business Breakups,” panelist, Financial Poise webinar
Speaking Engagement
February 1, 2016
“Valuing Lost Profits for Litigation Purposes,” Financial Poise webinar

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Named to the Illinois Super Lawyer list for Business Litigation, 2013-2016, 2018

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., Princeton University, 1992

  • magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Firm Management Positions

Vice Chair, Litigation

George Apostolides is a partner in the firm's Chicago office. His practice focuses on business and bankruptcy litigation, and he handles cases in federal and state courts both in Illinois and nationwide. He has practiced with the firm since his graduation from Northwestern University School of Law in 1995, and has years of experience managing business risk for his clients, litigating disputes, and, if necessary, taking cases to arbitration or trial. George's clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and individuals. He provides a range of services for those clients, including litigation avoidance consulting, prosecuting claims for damages, and defending cases filed against the clients. His focus is always on his clients' needs and interests in both the short and long term.

If litigation is necessary, George has handled hundreds of cases in jurisdictions throughout the country and has first-chair trial experience both in courtrooms and before arbitration panels. He also has handled numerous appeals and has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. George has extensive experience handling commercial disputes, including:

  • breach of contract
  • avoidance and recovery of fraudulent transfers under the bankruptcy code
  • avoidance and recovery of fraudulent transfers under the state law
  • Uniform Commercial Code violations
  • avoidance and recovery of preference payments
  • guaranty collection matters, post-judgment proceedings
  • real estate litigation
  • breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • shareholder disputes

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

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