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Mark J. Rose

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Mark J. Rose is a business attorney with over thirty-five years of successful experience practicing law in the Chicago metropolitan area.  Mark has a civil litigation, trial and appellate practice concentrating in a variety of business areas.  Individuals and companies of all sizes call on Mark for representation in construction disputes, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, mortgage foreclosure, contract preparation and review, business organization and reorganization, trade secrets and confidential information, contracts not to compete, real estate transactions and other aspects of business activity.

Mark has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition in the legal industry for competence and ethics. Additionally, in 2017, Mark was selected as a “Leading Lawyer” in the area of construction law. Clients regard Mark as efficient, responsive and knowledgeable.

“I am committed to furnishing you with a comprehensive evaluation of your legal problems and resolving those problems favorably. I attentively listen to your concerns, answer your questions directly and precisely and keep you informed about the status of your case.”

Mark has more than thirty-five years of experience in the complex and highly technical area of construction and mechanics lien law. Closely related to his practice in this specialized field is his work in disputes involving breach of contract claims. He represents owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors and materialmen before the Circuit Courts of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties in cases involving both public and private projects. He is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association Construction Law & Mechanics Lien Subcommittee and served on a Chicago Bar Association subcommittee that drafted protocol guidelines for use in mechanics lien cases involving large numbers of lien claims.

A significant portion of Mark’s practice is in the area of bankruptcy, both commercial and personal. His representation includes debtors, creditors, and creditors’ committees. He regularly appears before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Central District of Illinois and has handled significant commercial bankruptcy matters in other bankruptcy courts around the country. Mark is a long-standing member of the Chicago Bar Association Bankruptcy & Reorganization Committee.

Practice Areas

  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Reorganization
  • Contracts
  • Real Estate Sales
  • Business Law
  • Contracts not to Compete
U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1981
State of Illinois, 1977
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1977
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2011
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2002
Admitted pro hac vice to various U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts in Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Texas and WisconsinEducation
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1977
University of Illinois, Urbana, B.A., magna cum laude, 1974Personal
Mark is married with two children