Mark B. Grzymala

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Skokie, IL

Grzymala Law Offices, P.C.
 | 10024 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 847-920-7286
Fax: 847-386-1030
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Polish
    Attorney Profile

    Mark B. Grzymala is the founder of Grzymala Law Offices, P.C. Located in Skokie, Illinois, he focuses his practice primarily on a variety of construction law matters, providing representation to general contractors, subcontractors, developers and building suppliers throughout the greater metropolitan area. Mr. Grzymala also has extensive experience in general commercial litigation and corporate law. He is admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

    The work that Mr. Grzymala performs for his subcontractor clients includes the preparation and filing of mechanic’s liens and bond claims. In this regard, he has assisted landscapers, carpenters, roofers, electricians, plumbers, and HVAC and drywall installers, among other trades. His construction law practice also encompasses construction defects and other types of real estate contract disputes. Mr. Grzymala's commercial litigation caseload has included intellectual property protection, collections, fraud, evictions and matters governed by the Uniform Commercial Code. He also helps clients negotiate and draft their construction contracts.    The quality of his work in all these areas has earned him a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

    Mr. Grzymala attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1998. He then pursued his legal education at Chicago-Kent College of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2001. Fluent in both English and Polish and active in his community, Mr. Grzymala serves as the vice president of the Polish American Chamber of Commerce.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Construction Litigation
    • 30%Business Litigation
    • 10%Creditor Debtor Rights
    • 10%Civil Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Construction Defects, Non-Compete Agreements, Foreclosure

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2016

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    About Mark Grzymala

    Admitted: 2001, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: https://grzymalalaw.com/mark-b-grzymala/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Diversity Award, Diversity Award, Diversity Law Institute , 2018

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certificate in International and Comparative Law from Chicago-Kent, 2001

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • ASA Chicago, Business Opportunities Commitee Co-Chair, 2020
    • Member of the Chicago Bar Association, Construction Law
    • Member of the Chicago Bar Association, Committee on Real Property
    • Member of Chicago Bar Association Mechanics Lien Subcommittee  , 2001
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, since 2001
    • State of Illinois, Since 2001
    • Member American Bar Association / Construction Law Forum, 2014
    • Investigator of Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee , 2015
    • Polish American Chamber of Commerce, Board Member and Vice President, 2017-2019
    • Member Illinois State Bar Association, 2010
    • Polish American Contractors Builders Association, Vice President and Board Member 2011-2013; 2015-2016

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • The Landings Homeowners Association, President
    • Polish American Congress, National Director (At Large), 2020
    • The Landings Condominium Assn. Bldg. K, Inc, Board of Directors and President
    • Amicus Poloniae Free Legal Clinic - Free clinic meets the third Saturday of each month to provide free legal services to low income persons.  The clinic targets persons of Polish descent an is run by the CVLS and the Polish National Alliance., 2014
    • Polish Immigration Association (Stowarzyszenie Emigracji Polskiej), Member and Volunteer
    • Northbrook Chamber of Commerce, Member
    • Polish Women in Business
    • Polish National Alliance, Member
    • Polish American Congress, Illinois Division, Vice President 2017-2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Chapter in Illinois Construction Law Manual published by West-Thompson, Author, "Construction Law as the Law of Contracts", 2014
    • Sometimes even the best laid plans go awry and the unexpected can happen on a construction project that could affect your bottom line. Payments may suddenly stop, there could be a major change in the conditions at the project, or your subcontractor may make a substantial mistake. Once that happens, you will need to move quickly to protect your rights and mitigate any potential losses. In this material, experienced construction litigation attorneys Mark B. Grzymala and Brandon Hummel will navigate you through this complex area of law. They will provide a brief overview of the most important risk allocation provisions contained in construction contracts and what types of breaches most often arise and under what circumstances. They will then focus on identifying the types of damages available in the event of a breach, when contract termination is appropriate, what proof is necessary to recover damages, and the likelihood of recovery under various contract breach theories. During the last part of the material, they will discuss best practices for drafting a construction contract to minimize risks and to maximize recovery., Presenter, Breach of Construction Contracts, Lorman Education, Attorneys, Construction, Developers, General Contractors, Subcontractors, 2019
    • Protecting Contractors with Mechanics Liens and Related Rights
    • Mechanics Lien and Related Rights for Private Projects
    • Cash Flow – How to Make Sure You Get Paid
    • Chapter in Illinois Construction Law Manual published by West-Thompson, Author, "Construction Business in Illinois", 2014
    • Article published in SubStance, Spring 2014 edition,, Author, Avoiding Mistakes to Protect your Mechanics Lien Rights, 2014
    • Various blog posts on construction law and mechanics lien issues., Author, Blog Posts, Attorneys, Construction, Developers, General Contractors, Subcontractors, 2020

    Representative Clients:

    • I represent a variety of clients from sole proprietors and small business owners to Fortune 500 companies.

    Educational Background:

    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA, Major: Political Science, 1998

    Industry Groups

    • Construction
    • Developers
    • Material Suppliers
    • Polish American Chamber Of Commerce
    • Subcontractors
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    Office Location for Mark B. Grzymala

    10024 Skokie Boulevard
    Skokie, IL 60077

    Phone: 847-920-7286

    Fax: 847-386-1030

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