Carla is an experienced IP attorney and litigator. She is licensed to practice before the USPTO and has prosecuted patents, registered trademarks and acted as counsel for litigation before the USPTO and TTAB. She has more than 15 years of commercial litigation experience, including representing clients in multi-million dollar litigation trade secret litigation, insurance defense and contractual matters.
We are a full service Law Firm dedicated to medium and small-sized businesses. We specialize in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law and Business Formation, Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Insurance Litigation and Financial Markets Litigation. Over the years, our clients have entrusted us with complex commercial litigation and have retained our firm as their Corporate Counsel of record. We also handle a wide range of regulatory matters including commodities, insurance and labor-related issues.
Michael has over 20 years of experience and success as an attorney and litigator. Michael has held prominent positions in Chicago as a long time successful futures trader, investigator, attorney and litigator.
Michael specializes in general business and commercial litigation, insurance defense, commodities and securities related litigation, employment litigation and corporate law. With and excellent track record in court, Michael draws on his fierce competitiveness and eye for detail to serve clients of Davis & Buterman, LLC.
Michael earned his juris doctorate degree from The Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent College of law and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1988.
Thomas F. Cashman / Of Counsel
Thomas F. Cashman is an attorney and trader. Thomas obtained his juris doctorate from the University of Wisconsin School of Law. He graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. After earning his law degree in 1993, Thomas began his career with Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon. Thomas also worked as trader and broker specializing in commodities for over 20 years.
Thomas works on corporate matters, securities and commodities matters and civil litigation.
Eric Rakoczy / Of Counsel
Erik Rakoczy possesses a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, a Legal Masters (LL.M.) in business law and a certification in international law.
Erik Rakoczy is a member of the IL Bar and the U.S. Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, The Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and has made appearances in federal court for international legal issues.
Erik has a background in technology solutions and by combining this with his legal experience helps guide new entrepreneurs to build new business ventures and existing entities to expand their businesses.
In addition to contractual, securities and equity funding work, Erik Rakoczy also has extensive litigation experience in both civil and criminal cases and has won jury trials.