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Mr. Grund is a principal partner in the firm of Grund & Leavitt, P.C. He practices almost exclusively in the area of family law concentrating in all aspects of matrimonial litigation. He has successfully represented individuals on all issues arising from divorce proceedings, involving among other things, valuation and disposition of substantial business interests, as well as custody disputes and maintenance. Mr. Grund's well-deserved reputation as a pre-eminent trial attorney, arises from his creative litigation skills and keen sense of the Circuit Court, State of Illinois and Supreme Court rules and law governing the practice. Mr. Grund is the founding partner of Grund & Leavitt, P.C. and has practiced law since 1973. He is a 1972 graduate from the DePaul University School of Law. Primarily representing clients in Illinois, Mr. Grund has also served as a legal advocate on behalf of clients in various other states.
Notable Cases and Results:
In re Marriage of Tetzlaff
In re Marriage of Pritzker
In re the Marriage of Duerr
In re The Marriage of Frederick
In re The Marriage of Winton
In re The Marriage of Gocal
In re The Marriage of Glickman
In re The Marriage of Silber
In re The Marriage of Kosterka
In re The Marriage of Foley
Hutchings v. Sternberg
In re The Marriage of Schmidt
In re The Marriage of Goldstein
Hoffman v. Clark Street Roadhouse
Farley v. Blackwood
Avdich v. Kleinert
Bar Admissions: Illinois, 1972
Date of Birth: 1947
Law School: DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1972
Undergraduate School: DePaul University, B.S., in Accounting, 1968
Mr. Grund's clients include extremely successful individuals ranging from business professionals; society's elite; television news anchors; CEO's of publicly traded companies; entrepreneurs and other highly successful individuals or their spouses.
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Board of Governors, Illinois Chapter 1987-1989; Chairman Admissions Committee, 1991-1997); Faculty American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Young Lawyers Trial Advocacy Program (2001); American Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association (Family Law Section); Chicago Bar Association (Matrimonial Subcommittee); Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; Decalogue Society of Lawyers; Federal Trial Bar; listed in Who's Who in American Law; Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; Leading Illinois Attorneys, and Leading American Attorneys; Chicago-Kent School of Law Continuing Legal Education Board; University of Chicago Trial Advocacy instructor; International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Leading Illinois Divorce & Family Lawyers & Law; Chicago Sun Times "Elite Divorce Lawyers." Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Lecturer - Trial Litigation Issues 1997, and same for 1995, Berger Goldstein & Co. and Illinois Legal Times Advanced Seminar on Leading Edge Financial Issues, Presenter, AAML Chicago, February, 1999, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), Lecturer, AAML Faculty, Institute Leading Illinois Lawyers, 1997-present; 2001-present; IICLE of Direct and Cross-examination of Valuation expert - presentation in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois 2002; University of Chicago Law School Trial Teacher, Practice Workshop (2002-2003).
Mr. Grund and his wife are involved in various charitable organizations.
Our highly skilled and knowledgeable lawyers have engaged in many of the most notable cases tried in Illinois and other jurisdictions. The firm's lawyers have considerable experience handling issues from the trial and appeal of custody disputes to complex business valuation contests. Grund & Leavitt's clients include many well-known Chicago society figures, business individuals, and those in the professions. It is not surprising that other lawyers and judges have engaged the law firm when forced to grapple with their own personal situations.
While our firm is known for its zealous advocacy, it is always the firm's goal to ease what is often a difficult situation and assure that a just result is obtained for its clients. Additionally, complete discretion, and maintaining the client's personal dignity, is always a primary goal. In short, Grund & Leavitt is a select firm able to provide its clients with a true sense of security as they work through significant and substantial life issues.
Additional Office Locations:
600 Central Avenue, Suite 248
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
Ph. (312) 640-0500
Fx. (847) 681-1295
700 Commerce Drive, Suite 500
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523