Frederic A. Mendelsohn Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Burke, Warren MacKay & Serritella, P.C.
  • Phone: 312-840-7004
  • Cell: 312-543-2698
  • Fax: 312-840-7900
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Dispute Resolution and Business Operations

Specialty Focus: Business dispute resolution, business divorce, attorney or legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, corporate partner and other governance disputes, dissolution, deadlock, dissociation, professional liability, covenants not to compete, legal disciplinary actions, insurance, intellectual property

Education: B.A., cum laude, Economics, Brandeis University; J.D., 1986, Marquette University Law; LL.M in Taxation, 1992, The John Marshall Law School

Years in Practice: 30+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: <5

Additional Information

My over 30 years of complex commercial litigation experience includes specialization in the areas of legal and other professional malpractice, attorney disciplinary cases, legal ethics, attorney fee disputes, including prove-up of proper attorney's fees, and a heavy concentration in business divorce cases, including entity governance disputes and issues, dissolution and dissociation, shareholder and corporate governance disputes, including the standards and defenses for management conduct, indemnification claims and triggers, as well as related business torts, general commercial litigation and areas within the experience detailed in the accompanying detailed biography. In addition, I have litigated dozens of trustee liability cases, including breach of fiduciary duty claims, and a hundred or more disputes involving life insurance, death benefit claims, interpleader actions, insurance agent/broker claims, imputation of liability by agency principals, and insurance fraud and bad faith claims. The scope of my litigation practice involves a hundred or more disputes involving intellectual property, from copyright, to trademark, service-mark, and trade-dress disputes, matters involving confidential and propriety information, theft of same, trade secret liability and disputes, design and utility patent disputes, and disputes as to covenants not to compete, the underlying support for such claims (protectible interest), and claims arising out of business partnership disputes and break-ups, such as duties limiting competition. For nearly fifteen years, I have served as a volunteer adjunct faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Attorneys (NITA). I have also served on ad hoc committees for several not-for-profit ventures and contributed to the programs sponsored by the Illinois Supreme Court's Committee on Professionalism.