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Burns Cronauer Brown LLP

Our mission is to help families, individuals, and business owners find positive solutions to their legal issues. Based in DeKalb County, we serve clients across Northern Illinois from the Quad Cities to the city of Chicago.

  • Commercial Litigation

    Our Practice Includes Helping Clients With Commercial Litigation Such As: Contract Disputes Breach of Fiduciary Duty Real Estate Litigation Mortgage Foreclosure Lien Foreclosure Administrative Hearings Lender Liability Employment Disputes Restrictive Covenants Fraud Landlord Tenant
  • Personal Litigation

    Our Practice Includes Helping Clients With Personal Litigation Such As: Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accidents Workers Compensation Criminal Defense DUI Defense Product Liability Will Contests Probate Litigation Small Claims Landlord Tenant
  • Commercial Transactions

    Our Practice Includes Helping Clients With Commercial Transactions Such As: Business & Nonprofit Organizations Shareholder Agreements Business Acquisitions Succession Planning Employment Policies & Agreements Commercial Real Estate Residential Real Estate Zoning & Land Use Construction Contracts Secured Transactions Technology Commercialization Intellectual Property
  • Personal & Family Needs

    Our Practice Includes Helping Clients With Personal and Family Needs Such As: Estate Planning Probate & Estate Administration Guardianships Special Needs Trusts Charitable Gifts Prenuptial Agreements Postnuptial Agreements Marital Dissolution

Our Blog Files

August 28, 2015

Announcing New Partnership

Charles E. Cronauer, Brett S. Brown & Russell E. Burns are pleased to announce a merger of firms which will continue the general practice of law under the firm name of Burns Cronauer Brown LLP.   Partners Russell E. Burns Charles E. Cronauer Brett S. Brown C. Nicholas Cronauer Peter R. Gruber The new partnership will provide professional representation and experienced legal counsel to individuals and families to business and public organizations. With increased depth and added capabilities, our growing firm supports both basic and complex transactions and basic and complex trial advocacy.
August 10, 2015

The Need for Improved Car Seat Protection

Contrary to conventional wisdom, around 1990 the United States fell behind the European Union for baby seat safety regulations. A Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership was proposed in an attempt to bridge the gap between the United State’s subpar regulations with Europe’s regulations. The idealism behind the plan is to converge motor vehicle regulatory regulations between the United States and Europe. However, due to various resistance, lobbying, and debate about whose regulations are better, the regulations have not yet been “converged.” Car seats sold in America must meet the current safety regulations in order to be sold; however, the regulations are simply the bare minimum standards that must be met. Nearly 15 years ago, the NHTSA published an official notice to all domestic child seat manufacturers reminding them that compliance with the minimum regulatory requirements is not enough. Despite the letter from the NHTSA, not much as been accomplished in […]
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