As a litigator, David Chroust represents clients in matters involving commercial loans and guaranties, prosecuting and defending mechanic's liens and business disputes, including business sales and restrictive covenants and defense of property title claims. In addition, David represents secured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.

Since the financial crises, David has increasingly represented commercial lenders and has successfully recovered many millions of dollars for clients through commercial foreclosures, loan workout and settlements and in proceedings against guarantors.

David has also been involved in a number of appeals before the Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois Appellate Courts. A sampling of these decisions are listed below. David also successfully represented clients in appeals which resulted in unpublished Orders or which were settled during the appeal process on terms favorable to his clients.
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Bank of N.Y. v. Jurado, Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Fifth Division, 2012 IL App (1st) 112116; 977 N.E.2d 1202 (2012)
  • Basu v. Stelle, Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, 237 Ill. App. 3d 113 (1992)
  • Board of Education v. State Bd. of Education, Supreme Court of Illinois, 99 Ill. 2d 111 (1983)
  • City of Naperville v. Old Second Nat'l Bank of Aurora as Trustee, Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, 327 Ill. App. 3d 734 (2002)
  • De Kalb Bank v. Purdy, Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, 205 Ill. App. 3d 62 (1990)
  • Forty-Eight Insulations, Inc. v. Acevedo, Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, 140 Ill. App. 3d 107 (1986)
  • Fullco Lumber Co. v. Donat (In re Estate of Wallen), Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, 262 Ill. App. 3d 61 (1994)
  • Garbe Iron Works, Inc. v. Priester, Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, First Division, 110 Ill. App. 3d 948 (1982)
  • Garbe Iron Works, Inc. v. Priester, Supreme Court of Illinois, 99 Ill. 2d 84 (1983)
  • In re Clark, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, 133 B.R. 123 (1991)
  • In re Nantz, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, 44 B.R. 543 (1984)
  • Keene Corp. v. International Fidelity Ins. Co., 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, 736 F.2d 388 (1984)
  • In re Marriage of Olsen, Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, 156 Ill. App. 3d 540 (1987)
  • In re Marriage of Olsen, Supreme Court of Illinois, 124 Ill. 2d 19 (1988)
  • Label Printers v. Pflug, Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, 246 Ill. App. 3d 435 (1991)
  • Label Printers v. Pflug, Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, 206 Ill. App. 3d 483 (1993)
Published In
  • Illinois Banker magazine: How Banks May Limit Their Liability for Delinquent Condominium Assessments
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