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Mark W. Schroeder

Of Counsel

I am a business and litigation attorney with over 25 years of experience in business, real estate and construction litigation, business counseling, transactions and contract negotiations. I have practiced in several well-known large law firms in Chicago, as well as in-house as the General Counsel of a commercial real estate development company.  I am results-driven and pragmatic in representing each of my clients, whether they are publicly traded, a family-owned business or an entrepreneur just getting started. I work closely with my clients to understand their goals and needs, and to prepare the best possible strategies for getting their legal matters resolved effectively and efficiently.

Practice Areas: Business LawCivil Litigation, Real Estate


Full Biography
Lawsuits and Dispute Resolution

In every case, I strive to resolve matters as quickly and efficiently as the legal process allows. You can be assured that my goal is to protect your business, assets and your rights, and that you will receive the personalized attention and representation your legal matter demands. I actively pursue negotiated resolutions and alternatives to litigation when possible. However, in the event a lawsuit or arbitration is required, I am an experienced and passionate trial attorney. I have represented clients in a wide range of business and commercial disputes in the state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings including:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Intellectual property
  • Trade secret misappropriation
  • Fraud
  • Insurance coverage
  • Defamation/Commercial Disparagement
  • Uniform Commercial Code matters
  • Consumer protection
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Employee matters
  • Violation of non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
  • Employment discrimination and harassment
  • Breach of contract
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Unfair competition
  • Business torts
  • Creditor’s rights
Business and Corporate Law

Whether you are starting a business or looking to grow an existing one, having a relationship with a business attorney who understands your strategies, goals and needs is key to successful and smooth operations over time. I have the resources and experience for you to bounce day-to-day legal questions off of as well as develop long-term strategies. From incorporating a business to selling one, I make sure your business’ legal needs are in capable hands.

My business and corporate law practice includes:

  • Incorporation or formation of a business
  • Business governance and maintenance
  • Purchase or sale of a business or assets
  • Franchising and related issues
  • Contract drafting, negotiation and review
  • Employment law, including non-compete and non-disclosure agreements and enforcement
  • Shareholder matters and disputes
  • Intellectual property and trade secret matters
  • Trademark registration and protection
  • Copyright registration and protection
  • Landlord/tenant issues
  • Succession planning
  • General Counsel

Education, Background & Experience

  • University of Illinois (B.A.)
  • University of Iowa (J.D., with Distinction)
  • Editor and Member of the Iowa Law Review
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • Note, Private Causes of Action for a Manufacturer’s Failure to Report Substantial Product Hazards: Causation Analysis and Zepik v. Tidewater Midwest, Inc., 75 IOWA L. REV. 567 (1990).
  • Co-Author, Access Denied: Casinos, Campaign Contributions and the Constitution, 2 GAMING LAW REVIEW 425 (Aug. 1998).

I am an active member of the Naperville Sunrise Rotary Club and Naperville Chamber of Commerce, and am involved with several other charitable organizations.  I am the Race Director of the St. Paddy’s Day 5k in downtown Naperville, which is organized annually by my Rotary Club to benefit local charitable causes.  I am the father of two active teenagers, and an avid golfer, runner and triathlete in my spare time.

“Experienced, effective and efficient representation of businesses and entrepreneurs


Brooks, Tarulis & Tibble, LLC
1733 Park Street, Suite 100
Naperville, Illinois 60563

630-355-2101 | info@napervillelaw.com | GET DIRECTIONS

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