Dressler & Peters serve clients around the world from offices in Chicago, Indiana and Missouri. The firm provides bold, practical legal and business advice to businesses of all sizes, emerging-growth, Fortune 500, financial to global corporations, middle market businesses, to startups and entrepreneurial operations.
The experienced attorneys create lasting value by collaborating closely with clients—and one another—to address sophisticated litigation and transactional challenges and support short- and long-term business goals. Together, we’ve built a national reputation for helping clients advance their business interests; prevail in complex business initiatives, transactions and legal disputes; and create value for owners and shareholders by mitigating risk and positioning themselves for opportunities. At Dressler & Peters their goal is to provide excellent legal services and deliver favorable and timely outcomes in matters big and small.
Dennis A. Dressler partner at Dressler & Peters, is an experienced attorney who has devoted his legal career to successfully resolving complex litigation, bankruptcy and transactional matters for clients across the aviation, medical, energy. construction, transportation and computer industries.
As a litigator, Dennis A. Dressler has prevailed in a wide range of cases, winning many seven-figure judgments and successfully defended clients in numerous eight-figure cases. He has taken on organized crime gangs, over-zealous bankruptcy trustees and well-heeled corporation and obtained outstanding results. He acts as national counsel for publicly traded companies as well as middle market and startup enterprises.
His litigation experience has enabled him to see transactional work from the inside out. Mr. Dressler has drafted contract documents used in virtually every state and has successfully litigated those same documents in dozens of courts across the country. This experience has given him an insight when doing transactional work because he knows from experience what provisions in an agreement are subject to challenge and how to win in controversies involving those issues. As a result, Mr. Dressler is commonly requested to be involved in numerous large dollar transactional matters and invited to speak about his experiences before various national trade associations.
His bankruptcy experience arises from his national practice and he has been involved in bankruptcy cases in virtually every state. He has represented clients in ‘mega’ type cases filed in Delaware, New York and Chicago as well as hundreds of smaller cases across the country.
Dennis A. Dressler received his J.D. from St. Louis University and B.A. from Missouri State University. He keeps his finger on the pulse of his clients’ industries through memberships in numerous associations including the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, the National Aircraft Finance Association.
Dennis A. Dressler also speaks at and attends conferences and writes for various trade publications. Mr. Dressler was nominated “Rising Star Super Lawyer” in Law & Politics Magazine (2008-2009).
In his spare time, Dennis plays classical and flamenco guitar—a passion he has pursued for most of his life. He is also an avid road biker and an active member of his community. His other passion is helping children with developmental disabilities, and he spends significant time resolving legal issues for families with disabled children on a pro bono basis.
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