Reuben A. Bernick
Chicago, Illinois
Of Counsel
Phone:  (312) 236-7091
Fax:  (312) ***-****
Business and Commercial Litigation
Mr. Bernick has over thirty years' experience in the litigation and trial of business and commercial disputes, including claims for breach of contract, accounting, breach of fiduciary duty, partnership dissolution, business and consumer fraud, construction and real estate, insurance coverage, and similar matters, such as the negotiation and settlement of such claims. He has tried numerous cases, both jury and non-jury, in state and federal court in Illinois and other states and in arbitration.
Divorce and Domestic Relations
Mr. Bernick has over fifteen years' experience in the area of matrimonial and family law.  Issues in this area that he has litigated include the valuation of businesses and interests in closely held corporations, the discovery and valuation of financial and non-financial assets, support and maintenance issues, and child custody and visitation. He also regularly prepares and reviews family-related agreements, such as prenuptial agreements, parenting and custody agreements, and marital settlement agreements.
Appellate Practice
Mr. Bernick has personally briefed and argued numerous appeals in the Illinois Appellate Court and United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Areas of Practice
Business and Commercial Litigation
Divorce and Domestic Relations
Appellate Practice
Litigation Percentage
80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 1977
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1977
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Honors: Cum Laude
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1972
  Honors: With Honors
  Major: Classical Languages and Literatures
Representative Cases
Divane et al v. Krull Electric Co. et al, 200 F.3d 1020 (Seventh Circuit 1999)
Drayson v. Wolff, 277 Ill. App.3d 975 (Ill. Appellate Court 1996)
Fallimento C. Op. M.A. v. Fischer Crane Co., 995 F.2d 789 (Seventh Circuit 1993)
Dunn v. Gull, 990 F.2d 348 (Seventh Circuit 1992)
TMF Tool Co. v. Siebengartner, 899 F.2d 584 (Seventh Circuit 1990)
Flip Side Productions v. Jam Productions, 843 F.2d 1024 (Seventh Circuit 1988)
Diamond Headache Clinic v. Loeber Motors, 172 Ill. App.3d 364 (Ill. Appellate Court 1988)
Snaci, S.R.L. v. Illinois Foundation, 830 F.2d 90 (Seventh Circuit 1987)
Rudell v. Comprehensive Acct'g, 802 F.2d 926 (Seventh Circuit 1986)
Adoption of Patricia Lynn M., 5-04-0040 (Ill. App., 5th Dist. 2005)
Parentage of Teskoski-Laskero, 1-03-779 (Ill. App., 1st Dist. 2004)
Marriage of Buck, 318 (Ill.App.3d 489,1st Dist. 2000)
Van C. Argiris & Co. v. F.M.C. Corp., 144 (Ill.App.3d 750, 1st Dist 1988)
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Youth Soccer Organization, Region 425, 1997 - 2001
  Board Member
Past Employment Positions
Cohon, Raizes & Regal, Partner, 1993 - 2000
Rudnick & Wolfe, Partner, 1981 - 1993
Schiff Hardin & Waite, Associate, 1977 - 1980
Birth Information
1951, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America