Christopher Blaesing’s practices focuses on banking, real estate, and fiduciary litigation, primarily in the St. Louis area and the Southern Illinois region. This focus encompasses collection actions, foreclosure suits, easement disputes, landlord-tenants cases, defense of lender liability claims, subdivision/homeowners association lawsuits, probate matters, disputes involving trusts, trustees and beneficiaries, and a host of other banking, real estate, and fiduciary litigation matters. Mr. Blaesing’s litigation practice also includes mass toxic tort, employment, franchise law, appeals, class actions and a variety of other general commercial cases.

 

 

Civic Involvement & Honors

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Representative Experience

  • First chair of weeklong probate/fiduciary jury trial, which resulted in unanimous verdict in favor of client. (For news coverage, see http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/jury-sides-with-caretaker-in-wizard-of-oz-actor-s/article_26b8ad7e-6ed7-53ad-b5ab-746825dc69a7.html.)
  • First chair of multi-day condemnation jury trial, which resulted in a favorable verdict for our client.
  • First chair of multi-day bench trial in federal court-appointed case on behalf of a prisoner, which resulted in winning medical treatment, compensatory damages, and punitive damages on behalf of our client.
  • Successful defense on appeal of trial court’s dismissal in client’s favor of breach of contract and employment claims. (For oral argument, see http://www.state.il.us/court/media/appellate/5th_District_2011.asp, then click on the Braveman v. Hursey case dated March 2, 2011; Mr. Blaesing’s argument starts at 28 minutes, 15 seconds.)
  • Represent lending parties in major commercial foreclosure actions involving (among other properties) a regional mall and a 300+ lot subdivision development.
  • Obtain substantial recoveries through judgment collection efforts, including through fraudulent conveyance lawsuits.
  • Prevail on summary judgment and obtain $1 million+ deficiency judgment against commercial obligors.
  • Prevail on summary judgment in defense of unauthorized practice of law claim brought against mortgage broker.