Caesar A. Tabet is a trial and appellate attorney who concentrates his practice in the area of complex business litigation. His practice includes corporate and class action litigation, constitutional law, unfair competition, and intellectual property litigation. His practice also includes litigation involving special remedies to resolve disputes in closely held corporations and partnerships, ranging from shareholder disputes, to corporate deadlock and dissolution, to employment disputes.
Mr. Tabet is on the adjunct faculty at the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, where he teaches Advanced Trial Advocacy. He has authored numerous articles and lectured on various topics relating to complex civil litigation.
Mr. Tabet has tried numerous cases to judges and juries. Some of his recent trials involve cases concerning copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and closely held shareholder litigation. In addition, he has successfully resolved numerous cases before trial. One example is the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision in PrimeCo Personal Commun. L.P. v. City of Chicago, 196 Ill. 2d 70, 750 N.E.2d 202 (2001). In that case, he successfully argued before the Illinois Supreme Court that a charge on cell phone companies and their customers was unconstitutional. Pursuant to his motion and arguments, the trial court had declared the tax or fee unconstitutional, and the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed that judgment.
In 1982, Mr. Tabet received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from St. John’s University in Minnesota. In 1987, he received his Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he served as Editor of the Law Review. Upon graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable John A. Nordberg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Business Litigation Section of the ABA.
Mr. Tabet lives in Evanston, Illinois, with his wife and their two daughters.