Pugh, Jones & Johnson, P.C. provides legal services in civil and white collar criminal trials and appeals, municipal finance, commercial real estate transactions and other transactional expertise to corporations, governmental entities, institutions and entrepreneurs. Our lawyers are former federal prosecutors, former general counsel and in-house counsel, experienced municipal finance and tax experts, and experienced trial counsel.
We try civil cases including employment, insurance, patent, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims, medical malpractice and pharmaceutical product liability cases. We are labor and employment trial lawyers and counsel on specific claims including administrative proceedings, federal and state court lawsuits, mediation, arbitration and collective bargaining. PJJ offers extensive expertise in the areas of white collar criminal defense and corporate internal investigations, both domestic and abroad. PJJ has extensive experience in regulatory proceedings, particularly cases involving energy and telecommunications.
In the public finance area, PJJ serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, special tax counsel, counsel to credit enhancement providers and issuer’s counsel. We are listed in the Bond Buyer’s “Red Book” as a firm of recognized municipal bond attorneys.
PJJ maintains a full-service real estate practice with extensive experience in commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, privatization, development, leasing, financing and construction.
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Pugh, Jones & Johnson, P.C.
ILLINOIS:Antioch ILLINOIS:Chicago ILLINOIS:Kildeer ILLINOIS:North Chicago ILLINOIS:Northbrook ILLINOIS:Oak Brook NEW YORK:Albany NEW YORK:Buffalo NEW YORK:Morgan NEW YORK:New City NEW YORK:New York NEW YORK:Rockville Centre NEW YORK:Syosset
BANKING:Commercial Lending BANKING:Letters of Credit & Revolving Loans BANKING:Real Estate Financing CONSTRUCTION:Construction Contracts CORPORATE:Corporate Governance CORPORATE:Crisis Management CORPORATE:Internal Investigations CORPORATE:Nonprofit Formation & Governance CORPORATE:Records Retention EMPLOYEE BENEFITS(ERISA):ERISA fiduciary matters EMPLOYEE BENEFITS(ERISA):DOL investigations EMPLOYEE BENEFITS(ERISA):Group medical plans, health care reform ENERGY:Oil & Gas CONTRACT:Contracting HEALTHCARE:Healthcare Entity Regulatory & Compliance INSURANCE:Coverage INSURANCE:Regulatory INTERNATIONAL:Cross-Border Acquisitions & Sales REAL ESTATE:Acquisitions, Leasing & Dispositions SECURITIES:Conflict Of Interest Policies SECURITIES:Insider Trading Policies & Reporting SECURITIES:Regulation FD Policies & Compliance SECURITIES:SEC Reporting & Compliance TAX:General TAX:Tax Credits TAX:Tax Exemptions TAX:Low Income Housing Tax Credits INTERNET: COMMUNICATIONS: STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:
Represented underwriters for the public offering of bonds of a state agency to fund the state’s share of federal loan programs to fund safe drinking water and clean water capital projects by local governments.
Represented underwriters for the public offering of bonds by the second most populous county in the country to refund existing county bonds and provide debt service savings.
Bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, trustee's counsel and credit enhancement provider's counsel on tax-exempt and taxable bond issues for numerous state agencies and units of local government in Illinois, and on tax-exempt bond issues for issuers in the states of Alaska, California, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Defense of major not-for-profit entity of an employee's claim of defamation after being accused of removing computers from the employer's premises without authorization.
Secured summary judgment for major telephone company in a telecommunications toll fraud case.
Representation of a transportation company in qui tam complaint asserting various claims under the False Claims Act and the Illinois Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act.
Defended the City of Chicago and five individual officers and detectives in the jury trial of malicious prosecution and conspiracy claims brought by prominent former death row inmate. Plaintiff sought a $24 million verdict and PJJ trial team won a complete defense verdict. The Illinois Supreme Court denied certiorari.
Represented component furniture manufacturer in private commercial arbitration of claims against selling shareholders for fraud and breach of warranties in stock purchase agreement and defended claims for breach of employment contracts by executives of acquired company.
Representation of an international machine manufacturer based in Beijing, China, for products liability related litigation.
Negotiating and contracting purchases and sales of commercial and residential properties totaling over $100M throughout several states including Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, New York, Florida and Louisiana utilizing all types of commercial and real estate financing including construction loans, acquisition and development loans, equipment leasing, asset based loans, stock based loans, non-recourse and mezzanine financing.
Conducted internal investigation on behalf of New England biotech company into allegations by a former employee made to company’s CEO detailing false information provided to European clinical regulators.
Representation of a former CEO of a large Florida medical imaging clinic in inquiry by government regarding potential Stark, False Claims Act and kickback violations. Represented a major public utility in connection with audits of the reliability of its supply and delivery service; defended against claim asserted by the Office of the Attorney General; and participated in rate case proceedings.
Representation of management in the energy, industrial manufacturing and information technology business sectors in all phases of employment litigation. Representation of information technology consulting company in ADEA discrimination case, resulting in summary judgment.
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