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Updated 10/12/2012
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Leo & Weber

One N. LaSalle Street
Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60602


Phone: 312-857-0910
Fax: 312-857-1240
sleo@leoweber.com


Summary

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Lawyer Overview

T. Scott Leo received his Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1980, and is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign.  He established the law firm of Leo and Weber, along with his business partner and colleague Michael Weber, in 1998.

Mr. Leo represented three sureties in the Enron-related litigation in JPMorgan Chase Bank v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., et al. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, one of the largest surety cases in history.

Mr. Leo represents sureties in structuring credit transactions in Chapter 11 proceedings and outside of bankruptcy. He represented sureties in the Kmart, Adelphia, National Steel, and Enron Chapter 11 proceedings. 

As an active lecturer and scholar in the area of fidelity and suretyship, T. Scott Leo has helped define business and commercial law for the entire industry. He has also served as an adviser to the Restatement of the Law Third, Suretyship & Guaranty (1996). He is a member of the American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, and was Chair of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee from 2002-2003.

West Practice Categories

Fidelity, Guarantee & Surety, Litigation & Appeals, Construction Law, Bankruptcy Law

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1980
  • Wisconsin, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1991

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law Third, Suretyship & Guaranty, 1996 (Adviser)
  • Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, 2002 - 2003 (Chair)
  • Society of Illinois Construction (Attorneys)
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Annual Mid-Winter Meeting, New York, 2005 (Program Chair)
  • Communications Division of the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, 1998 - 2002 (Chair)

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, Bankruptcy Considerations and Bond Defaults, American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice, Baltimore, Maryland, November 1, 2005
  • Speaker, A Guide for the Fidelity Insurer to the Bankruptcy Maze, The Fidelity Law Association, 2005 Annual Meeting, October 1, 2005
  • Speaker, Managing the Contract Bond Default, American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice, San Antonio, Texas, May 1, 2005
  • Speaker, Builders, Construction Contractors & Developers in Bankruptcy, American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice, 2008
  • Speaker, Bankruptcy Issues and Construction Projects: A Roadmap Through Hell, SOICA/Lorman Seminar, What to Do When Construction Projects Go Bad, September 15, 2006
  • Speaker, Bankruptcy Issues and Construction Projects: A Roadmap Through Hell, SOICA/Lorman Seminar, What to Do When Construction Projects Go Bad, May 17, 2007
  • Speaker, Bankruptcy Issues and Construction Projects: A Roadmap Through Hell, SOICA/Lorman Seminar, What to Do When Construction Projects Go Bad, September 18, 2007

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, St Louis, Missouri, 1980
    J.D.
  • University of Illinois, 1976
    B.A.
Articles

Published Works

  • The Restatement of Suretyship and Guaranty: A Translation for the Practitioner (Co-Editor), ABA, 2005
  • A Guide for the Fidelity Insurer to the Bankruptcy Maze, XI Fid. L. J. 1, 2005
  • Bankruptcy Considerations and Bond Defaults, Bond Default Manual II, Clore ed., 1995
  • Surety's Right to Salvage, Handling Fidelity, Surety and Financial Risk Claims (Co-Author), Cushman, Blick & Meeker ed, 1990
  • The Financing Surety and The Chapter 11 Principal, XXVI Tort & Ins. L.J. 7, 1990
  • Application of Statutes of Limitation Governing Construction Activity to Construction Bond Sureties, 10 The Construction Lawyer 1, January, 1990
  • Completion By the Surety: Assessing the Risk and Limiting the Loss (Co-Author), Bond Default Manual, 1987
  • Subrogation Rights of Surety on a Fidelity Bond Against the Officers and Directors of the Insured (Co-Author), XVII The Forum 2, Summer, 1983
  • Bankruptcy Issues and Construction Projects: A Roadmap Through Hell, What to Do When Construction Projects Go Bad, SOICA/Lorman, 2006
Office Information

Address

One N. LaSalle Street
Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60602

Phones

312-857-0910

Faxes

312-857-1240

Emails

sleo@leoweber.com

Websites

http://www.leoweber.com

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