Erwin Law, led by senior litigation partner Dan Hawkins, prevailed in a hard fought matter in Cook County’s Law Division. A creditor, represented by a large, well respected Chicago firm. sought a personal judgment against our clients. The creditor had credit bid the full amount of its judgment at a judicial sale, which should have precluded any further collection action. But the creditor nonetheless chose to attempt to secure a personal deficiency judgment. Using skilled drafting, clear oral arguments and unbending tenacity over the course of approximately 18 months, Dan’s advocacy compelled the court to rule that the creditor had waived its right to a deficiency judgment by virtue of its full credit bid, thereby saving our clients from additional debt of about $350,000.

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