Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP has expanded its Litigation and Construction Practice Areas by welcoming attorneys Ryan T. Johnson, Cornelius F. Riordan, and Andrés J. Gallegos II to its Chicago office. The three attorneys bring an abundance of experience and strong reputations in construction litigation.
“We are very excited to bolster our team in Chicago by welcoming Ryan, Con, and Andrés” remarked Hahn Loeser Chicago Office Partner-in-Charge Steven E. Feldman. “Our Chicago office continues to expand its legal service capabilities and compliments our Firm’s full service legal capabilities across its six offices.”
“Adding top tier construction lawyer talent to our Chicago Office will only enhance the strength of our Firm’s nationally recognized construction and litigation practice,” remarked Litigation Practice Co-Chair and Construction Practice Chair Rob Remington. “Together, Ryan, Con, and Andrés have the capacity to provide our clients with sophisticated, in-depth counsel and guidance.”
Johnson, a partner, focuses on construction law, professional liability, and complex commercial litigation. He has over 15 years of experience representing clients in construction related matters in Illinois and nationally, including jury and bench trials in state and federal courts as well as arbitration proceedings. Johnson also engages in contract negotiations, contracting, drafting, and business counseling on behalf of clients.
Johnson is admitted to practice law in Illinois, the Northern District of Illinois, the Central District of Illinois, and the Northern District of Indiana. He earned his J.D. from Drake University Law School. He received a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa.
Riordan, a senior counsel, has decades of experience representing contractors, sureties and lenders in both litigation and transactional aspects of construction and surety law. He has extensive transactional experience, including preparation of construction contracts, construction loan agreements, documents in default, termination cases, workouts, financing of principals, asset sales and acquisitions.
In each of the last 16 years, Riordan has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers in Construction Litigation. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® 15 times and was named “Lawyer of the Year’” in 2015.
With four decades of experience practicing law, Riordan is admitted in the state of Illinois, the Northern District of Illinois, the Northern District of Indiana, the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit. He earned a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, an M.S. in accounting from DePaul University, and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.
Gallegos, an associate, brings experience in commercial litigation, construction, business transactions, privacy law and healthcare law. He has guided entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout development, minimizing business risks and offering efficient solutions. Gallegos is admitted to practice law in Illinois and the Northern District of Illinois. Gallegos earned a J.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago Law School and a B.S. in marketing from Southern Illinois University.