Ari focuses his practice in commercial and real estate related litigation. His experience includes litigation of complex real estate related matters such as construction defects, commercial and mechanic’s lien foreclosures, leasehold disputes, broker’s liens, lender liability, title insurance and zoning issues. He has also handled cases involving telecommunications law as well as general business litigation involving issues of fraud, tortious interference, non-compete agreements, corporate dissolution/shareholder remedies, professional liability and insurance coverage and contract disputes. Ari has been a lecturer on the enforcement and litigation of mechanic’s liens and construction disputes and began his career as in-house counsel for Chicago Title Insurance Company, one of the nation’s largest title insurance companies. Later, he was a partner with the prominent Chicago law firm of Bell, Boyd and Lloyd, and thereafter was founder and partner in the law firm of Thompson, Rosenthal & Watts, LLP.