University of Iowa, 2004, B.A., with Honors
John Marshall Law School, 2007, J.D.
Since joining the firm in 2010, Isaiah has practiced as a business litigator representing both corporate entities and individuals regarding business disputes. On a day to day basis, Isaiah maneuvers his clients through contract and employment disputes, corporate and partnership disputes, payment disputes, and bankruptcy related matters. Isaiah has a particular expertise in handling commercial real estate litigation where he represents commercial landlords and tenants in all manner of lease disputes; lenders and borrowers in loan defaults (including guarantees); title companies, contractors, and subcontractors in mechanics lien disputes; and, navigates related bankruptcy and insurance coverage issues. Most frequently, Isaiah practices in the state and federal courts of Illinois but he has also handled matters in the federal courts of Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, and California.
Some of Isaiah’s recent achievements include:
- When a guarantor unilaterally substituted a third party for its obligations on a lease, he obtained an order of possession against the tenant and got an order entered granting summary judgment against the original guarantor resulting in a settlement agreement for the landlord.
- When a mechanics lien claimant sought to amend a lien claim, Isaiah filed a motion to dismiss and had an order entered dismissing the matter with prejudice on behalf of a title insurer.
- Where a dispute arose amongst members of an LLC for the management of the Watergate office building, he helped devise a strategy that resulted in the filing of an emergency declaratory judgment action that, within one month, went to trial and resulted in a ruling giving our client management control.
- Where a lender faced having its claim liquidated in a bankruptcy proceeding, Isaiah filed an adversary proceeding objecting to debtor’s discharge and got an order entered denying the debtor’s discharge because of misrepresentations made by debtor on its bankruptcy schedules. After the denial of discharge, he negotiated a settlement agreement for the benefit of the creditor.
- When a company sued a former corporate officer for competing against it for various trade secret, trade dress, and other unfair competition related offenses, Isaiah helped devise a strategy that obtained insurance coverage of the defense and a favorable preliminary injunction ruling precipitating a settlement.