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Tyler Duff


(312) 980-6785
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One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606


J.D., cum laude, The John Marshall Law School, 2016

  • CALI Award Constitutional Law II
  • Dean’s List
  • National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition Quarter-finalist and Best Petitioner’s Brief
  • National Order of Scribes

B.A., cum laude, Political Science, DePaul University, 2013

  • Dean’s List


Honorable Charles Kocoras, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in the field of Business/Corporate (2019)
Tyler B. Duff is an Associate in the Chicago office of Gordon & Rees and a member of the firm’s Banking & Finance, Business Transactions, Food & Beverage, Real Estate, and Commercial Litigation practice groups.
Ms. Duff regularly assists in advising privately held businesses in corporate matters, including business planning, formation, and governance.
Ms. Duff’s practice includes a broad range of transactional matters. She has experience in transactional real estate matters, with a focus on commercial real estate financing, acquisitions, and leasing. Ms. Duff represents financial institutions and lenders in financing transactions, including real estate lending, acquisition lending, commercial lines of credit, and asset-based 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 also is a valued member of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions team, specifically in middle-market acquisitions of privately-held businesses. Her experience includes managing due diligence, negotiating, reviewing, and drafting purchase and sale agreements, and preparing disclosure schedules and ancillary documents.
Ms. Duff’s litigation practice focuses primarily on commercial matters. She has experience litigating on behalf of lenders and other businesses in a variety of cases, including contractual disputes and litigation arising from secured transactions under Article 9 of the UCC. She has experience defending broker-dealers and other financial services companies in FINRA arbitrations involving suitability, fraud, and related matters. Additionally, she has assisted in defending against a variety of employment claims. 
Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, 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
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


Illinois State Bar Association
The Chicago Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
Justinian Society