Martin Carroll is a founding partner, who co-chairs the Firm's Litigation Group. He has represented clients in trials and appellate proceedings in state and federal court in all matters of complex commercial litigation, including breach of contract, restrictive covenants, unfair competition, employment, banking, fraud and trade secrets issues.
Martin also has extensive experience in representing clients in real estate disputes involving construction matters, commercial foreclosures, landlord-tenant disputes and receiverships, including the Block 37 and Chicago Spire cases.
In addition, he frequently represents companies and executives in negotiating and documenting employment contracts, severance agreements,
and non-solicitation and non-compete agreements.
Martin received his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.A. degree from
The London School of Economics, where he graduated second in his class. Martin received his J.D., cum laude, from The University of Michigan Law School.
In 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2007, Martin has been selected to the list of Illinois Super Lawyers. His selection was published in Chicago Magazine. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of lawyers in Illinois are selected for inclusion to the Illinois Super Lawyers list, and are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. In addition, since 2005, Martin has repeatedly been named a Leading Lawyer by The Law Bulletin Publishing Company in commercial and banking litigation.
Martin has represented clients such as Supervalu, H&R Block, McGladrey, AthletiCo, CBRE, Colliers, Kemper Sports Management, Bank of America, Cushman and Wakefield, NAI Hiffman, and Omni Hotels among others.
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