Tyler B. Duff is an Associate in Gordon & Rees’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Banking & Finance, Business Transactions, Commercial Litigation, Food & Beverage, and Real Estate practice groups.
Ms. Duff’s practice includes a broad range of transactional real estate matters, with a focus on commercial real estate financing, acquisitions, and leasing. Ms. Duff represents commercial lenders and borrowers in financing transactions, including real estate lending, acquisition lending, commercial lines of credit, and asset backed lending. Such representation has included conducting due diligence, preparing loan documentation, and drafting and enforcing security agreements pursuant to Article 9 of the UCC. Ms. Duff represents both buyers and sellers in commercial real estate transactions, including preparing purchase sale agreements and all other sale documents, and drafting and reviewing commercial leases.
Ms. Duff also handles litigation matters involving real estate, commercial litigation, and claims against employers. She has experience litigating on behalf of financial institutions, entrepreneurs, and other businesses in a variety of cases, including contractual disputes and litigation arising from secured transactions under Article 9 of the UCC. Additionally, she has assisted in defending against a variety of employment claims.
Ms. Duff attended the John Marshall Law School. While in law school, Ms. Duff served as Executive Student Publications Editor of The John Marshall Law Review, an Associate Justice of the Moot Court Honor Society, a teaching assistant for Contracts and Legal Writing, and a research assistant for Professor Marc D. Ginsberg. She represented John Marshall at the Pepperdine University National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition where she was a quarter-finalist and her team won Best Petitioner’s Brief. In her last year of law school, she served as co-chair of the Justinian Society Student Mentoring Program. She was inducted into the National Order of Scribes in recognition of her achievements in legal writing.
U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
Illinois State Bar Association
The Chicago Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois