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David S. Americus is an equity partner in the law firm Gozdecki, Del Giudice, Americus & Farkas LLP. David is a veteran attorney who concentrates his practice on business litigation, transactions and counseling. David has extensive experience working with, advising and representing companies of all sizes, from small family-owned businesses to large privately-held and publicly traded companies, including the Chicago Blackhawks and the United Center.

In 2012, David was named one of Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers in the areas of Business and Commercial Law and Labor and Employment Law. David has also received the highest review rating from his peers for ethical standards and professional ability, earning an AV™ Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

David's litigation practice includes matters involving breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, shareholder and partner disputes, commercial lease disputes, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference, defamation, restrictive covenants, and other employment and business issues. David has also drafted innumerable contracts, including employment, sponsorship, licensing, and rental agreements and David provides counseling to businesses on issues such as employee discipline and discharge, workplace investigation, disability accommodation, and other employment issues.

David has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the United States Tax Court, and the Illinois Supreme Court.

A life-long Chicago area resident, David is a supporter of local philanthropic initiatives, including his service on the Board of Chicago Blackhawks Charities. David is married to Susan, and they have three sons, David, Michael and Joseph.