CONTACT INFORMATION
(312) 641-1555
MTFranz@SanchezDH.com

PRACTICE FOCUS

Commercial Litigation
Professional Liability
Real Estate Litigation
Toxic Tort Litigation

EDUCATION

J.D., Michigan State University College of Law
Oxford University, England, Graduate Studies
B.A., University of Michigan, With Honors

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Illinois
Florida
U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Freeborn & Peters

Contact Information


(312) 641-1555
MTFranz@SanchezDH.com

Practice Focus


Commercial Litigation
Professional Liability
Real Estate Litigation
Toxic Tort Litigation

Education


J.D., Michigan State University College of Law
Oxford University, England, Graduate Studies
B.A., University of Michigan, With Honors

Bar & Court Admissions


Illinois
Florida
U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Legal Experience


Freeborn & Peters

Michael Franz is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group and his areas of focus include: Real Estate and Commercial Litigation, Condominium Law, Toxic Tort, Professional Liability, Employment Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Occupational Disease, Products Liability and Railroad Law.

Prior to joining Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman, Mr. Franz gained extensive experience in commercial litigation, insurance coverage and products liability defense at Freeborn & Peters. In addition, he initially prosecuted and later defended, arson, consumer fraud and warranty law actions.


REPORTED CASES

  • UFG, LLC v. Southwest Corporation, 784 N.E.2d 536 (Ind.Ct.App. 2003)
  • McCready v. eBay, Inc., 2005 WL 6082528 (C.D.Ill 2005)
  • McCready v. eBay, Inc., 453 F.3d 882 (7th Cir. 2006)
  • UFG, LLC v. Southwest Corporation, 848 N.E.2d 353 (Ind.Ct.App. 2006)
  • Metropolitan Condominium Association v. Crescent Heights, 859 N.E.2d 271 (Ill. 1st Dist. 2006)
  • Wright Development Group, LLC v. John Walsh, et al., 939 N.E.2d 389 (Ill.Sup.Ct. 2010)
  • Community Associations in a Distressed Market
  • Thorndale Beach North Condo Assoc. v. Berar, 2014 IL App (1st) 123587-U