Ron Gidwitz and the case about his legal fees
May 4th, 2017
Chicago businessman and political fundraiser Ron Gidwitz has been in court all week for a contentious legal battle against the law firm that once represented him.
Nixon Peabody, a New York-based law firm that a few years ago acquired Ungaretti & Harris, is suing Gidwitz for $6.4 million in legal fees. The firm says he racked up the bill during a high-profile legal battle with the city of Joliet over the controversial Evergreen Terrace low-income housing development owned by his family.
Gidwitz has been on the stand and has stayed in court to listen to the now week-long case. It’s interesting for all the notable names that have popped up and for the glimpse at how law firms bill clients. It’s a lot.
Check out all the details in my Taking Names column in the Sun-Times.