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Judge Thomas Mulroy, Chairperson of the Chicago Bar Mediation Service

John C. Sciaccotta - The Chicago Bar Mediators
John C. Sciaccotta
Aronberg Goldgehn
330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60611
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About John C. Sciaccotta

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John C. Sciaccotta has nearly 35 years of trial and litigation experience advocating for clients in complex civil litigation, arbitration, mediation and business counseling matters with a special emphasis on complex civil trial and appellate cases brought in federal and state courts and tribunals throughout the United States.

John has been appointed as a Neutral Arbitrator and Mediator for many years to resolve and arbitrate business related disputes. He serves on the Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association's National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators.

In addition, John represents publicly and privately held domestic and foreign business entities, lenders, employers, municipalities, government bodies and individuals in transactional matters and disputes, which include:
- Counseling and advocating for business entities and their owners in disputes involving Business Divorce issues, including corporate control, valuation, corporate squeeze-outs, minority oppression, dissolution actions and breaches of fiduciary duty and business tort claims.
- Interpretation of and litigation involving complex commercial contracts in construction negligence, commercial real estate, title insurance and mechanic's lien matters.
- Advocating for various business entities and individuals in trade secret misappropriation and other unfair competition disputes.
- Pursuing creditor claims in bankruptcy proceedings, including prosecuting and defending adversary claims.
- Counseling and representing municipalities and property owners in zoning and land use controversies, as well as construction defect related disputes.
- Prosecuting and defending insurance brokers, real estate brokers, engineers, architects and accountants involving professional negligence, breach of fiduciary and fraud claims.
- Investigating business frauds perpetrated by employees and third parties with the ultimate recovery of substantial sums of money.
- Litigating probate related matters involving guardianships, breach of probate fiduciary duties, will and trust construction and contests.
- Defending Fortune 100 company employees in employment related discrimination claims.

John has substantial experience representing real estate owners/developers, business owners in a wide array of industries, professional service organizations, partnerships, limited liability companies, manufacturing, construction, technology, professional sales companies, professional sports leagues, professional sports owners, professional athletes, municipalities, hedge funds and broker/dealers, governmental bodies, banks and lending institutions.


Years in Practice: 32

Cases Mediated: 20+

Attorney in good standing with the State of Illinois? Yes

Not under sanction / discipline by any court or regulatory body? Yes

Practice Areas

  • Malpractice
  • Business-divorce
  • Commercial
  • Complex-ownership-disputes
  • Contracts
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Family-law-divorce
  • Real-estate
  • Subrogation

Mediation Training Qualifications

  • CBA Mediation/Negotiation Workshop March 2020 and numerous ADR CLE courses & training, including AAA ADR/Arb. Training


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