Recent Developments in Business Divorce Litigation 2021


Byeongsook Seo

Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., 1200 17th Street, Suite 1900, Denver, CO 80202, 303.635.2085, [email protected]

Byeongsook Seo is a member of the Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.’s commercial litigation practice.  He represents clients in handling complex and, often, heated disputes related to failed business ventures and disputes among business partners, executives, owners, and directors.  Byeongsook is a member and Vice-Chair of the Business Divorce Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section Committee on Business and Corporate Litigation.  His honors include Colorado Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America.  Byeongsook graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and obtained his law degree from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.


Melissa Donimirski

Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, 300 Delaware Avenue, Suite 200, Wilmington, DE 19801, 302.472.7314, [email protected]

Melissa N. Donimirski is an attorney with Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP in Wilmington, Delaware.  She concentrates her practice in the area of corporate and commercial litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and has been involved with many of the leading business divorce cases in that Court.  Melissa is Co-Chair of the Business Divorce Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee.  She received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College and her law degree from the Delaware Law School of Widener University.  Melissa has also co-edited and co-authored a treatise on business divorce, which is published by Bloomberg BNA.

Janel M. Dressen

Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A., 90 South 7th Street, 3600 Wells Fargo Center, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 612.492.8245, [email protected]

Janel Dressen is a lawyer and shareholder with the litigation boutique firm Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A., located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Janel has 19 years of experience as a trial lawyer and problem solver.  She assists her clients to avoid and prepare for business and employment-related disputes in and outside of the courtroom.  Janel spends a significant amount of her time resolving family-owned and privately held business disputes for owners that are in need of a business divorce.  In 2019, Janel was selected by her peers to the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers.  In 2017, Janel was honored as one of Minnesota’s Attorneys of the Year.

Thomas Kanyock

Schwartz & Kanyock, LLC, 33 North Dearborn Street, Ste. 2330, Chicago, IL 60602, 312.441.1040, [email protected]

Thomas Kanyock is a principal with Schwartz & Kanyock, LLC, in Chicago, where he regularly litigates and resolves commercial disputes involving injunctions, trials and appeals in state and federal courts.  Tom concentrates in representing oppressed equity interest holders frozen into and out of closely held business entities.

John Levitske

Ankura, One North Wacker Dr., Suite 1950, Chicago, IL 60606, 312.252.9533, [email protected]

John Levitske, CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, ASA, CFA, CFLC, CIRA, MBA, JD, is a Senior Managing Director in the disputes and economics practice of Ankura, a global business advisory and expert services firm.  He serves as a business valuation, forensic accounting and damages expert witness, arbitrator, and advisor.  John is frequently consulted regarding business disputes, shareholder disputes and post-acquisition transaction disputes.  In addition, he is the current Chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the Business Law Section and a Member at Large of the Standing Committee on Audit of the American Bar Association.

John C. Sciaccotta

Aronberg Goldgehn, 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60611, 312.755.3180, [email protected]

John C. Sciaccotta is a Member at Aronberg Goldgehn.  He focuses his practice on litigation, arbitration and business counseling matters with a special emphasis on complex civil trial and appellate cases brought in federal and state courts throughout the United States.  John has also been appointed by the American Arbitration Association as an Arbitrator and …

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