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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

300 NORTH LASALLE, CHICAGO, IL 60654, USA
Tel:
Work +1 312 862 2000
Fax:
Fax +1 312 862 2200
Email:
Web:
www.kirkland.com

James Nowacki

Tel:
Work +1 312-862-2174
Email:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Jim engages in a national practice of commercial litigation and construction law, concentrating in construction litigation for architects, engineers, contractors and owners for complex industrial, transportation, office building and manufacturing projects.  Jim tries jury, bench and arbitration cases involving complex construction disputes, technology and scientific issues. A critical focus is claims management geared to keeping clients out of litigation through contract drafting assistance, advice and troubleshooting on project problems on a host of different client issues.

Member

Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys

Education

Yale Law School, J.D.; Princeton University, A.B.


United States: Real estate

Construction (including construction litigation)

Within: Construction (including construction litigation)

The 'experience, trial savvy and strategic planning provided by the team' at Kirkland & Ellis LLP is 'unmatched by any other'. James Nowacki, Elizabeth Hess and Jeffrey Willian 'stand out' at partner level. Nowacki recently advised the Shakespeare Theater on the construction aspects of the new development of a theater on Chicago's Navy Pier. The team, which includes associate trio Josh Mahoney, William O’Hara and Michael Maione, negotiated and drafted various contracts and represented the client in litigation against the project architect over alleged design deficiencies. Willian has been advising Berger Group Holdings on the legal implications of the high-profile Florida International University bridge collapse, including multimillion-dollar claims filed by decedents and injured persons. He has also been acting for CF Industries in connection with cost overrun on five separate fertilizer plants designed and constructed by the client. Named attorneys are based in the firm's Chicago office.

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