Dean serves as Cole Sadkin’s Senior Litigation Counsel. He has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 1999. His practice focuses around complex commercial litigation matters. In particular, Dean has extensive experience handling construction related disputes, including mechanic liens foreclosure actions; partnership disputes; employment discrimination actions; matters involving real estate transactions; and commercial and private lending matters. His practice also includes the representation of various municipalities in the Chicagoland area, including the Village of Inverness. His professional philosophy is one of being accessible and responsive to his clients, colleagues, and peers.
Dean is a seasoned litigator. For over 20 years, he has distinguished himself in numerous mediations, arbitrations, and trials. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dean is committed to the legal profession and its continuing legal education programs. He has spoken at legal seminars, including presentations for Lorman Education Services, National Bond Claims Association, Defense Research Institute, and Chicago Surety Claims Association. Dean further promotes the legal profession by serving as a professional mentor to local law students and elementary students –participating as a judge in the Annual Chicago Public School’s Intra-City Mock Trial Competition.
Dean is also a professional nature and wildlife photographer. In his free time, he leads photographic expeditions worldwide though his company Southern Cross Galleries Photo Safaris. Dean’s travels have taken him across all seven continents multiple times.