Edward L. Filer

Of Counsel
Chicago
30 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60602
P 312.582.1627
F 312.580.1201
P 312.582.1627 | F 312.580.1201

Overview

Ed focuses his practice on construction, real estate, and banking law and has over two decades of experience in construction law, commercial real estate, commercial banking, mergers and acquisitions, and the general representation of privately held corporations.

Ed represents material suppliers, subcontractors, contractors, construction managers, design builders, architects, owners, developers, landlords, tenants, sureties, and financial institutions in every aspect of their business. He recognizes that each of his clients has unique needs, and he uses his exceptional problem solving approach to ensure that his clients are able to achieve their goals whether that be in the board room or the courtroom.

Ed has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer, from 2012-2019, in Construction Litigation and has also been recognized as an Illinois Leading Lawyer® since 2010. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Services

Industries

Education

  1. University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D.
  2. University of Michigan, B.A.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Illinois
  2. Wisconsin
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  3. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  4. U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Recognitions

  • Illinois Super Lawyer in Construction Litigation (2012-2019)
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer in Closely and Privately Held Business Law, and Construction Law
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law (2021-2022)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Fellow, Construction Lawyer Society of America
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
  • Member, Trial Advocacy Law Institute
  • Barrister, Order of Equitas
  • Member, Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankers Association
  • Member, Construction Financial Management Association
  • Member, Illinois Road & Transportation Builders Association
  • Member, Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Member, American Subcontractors Association
  • Member, Builders Association of Greater Chicago
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association

Insights

  1. Alerts
    What is a ‘Quick Take’ in Eminent Domain Law? (Oct 13, 2021)
    Can I Challenge the Authority of a Condemning Party in Ohio? (Oct 5, 2021)
    What Do I Need to Know About Eminent Domain Compensation? (Sep 24, 2021)
    What Are the 3 Types of ‘Takings’ for Eminent Domain Cases in the US? (Sep 14, 2021)
    Public Use vs. Necessity | The Two Pillars of Eminent Domain (Aug 27, 2021)
  2. Articles
    Representing the Parties to a Construction Project - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2015)
    Representing the Construction Lender - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2012 and 2015)
    Illinois Construction Law - Wiley Publications (2015)
    Implied Duties of Contractors - ABA National Convention/Construction Division (2001)
    Change Orders In Illinois - Change Orders In Illinois (Jan 1, 2001)
  3. Presentations
    "E-Discovery for Modern Day Businesses" - CH Presentations
    "Illinois Mechanics' Liens" - Half Moon Presentations
    "How to Get Paid and Still Preserve Customer Relationships" - NACM/Chicago-Midwest
    "Change Orders in Illinois" - Lorman Seminars
    "Negotiating the Contract Without Breaking the Deal" - ASA
  4. Firm News
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)

Overview

Ed focuses his practice on construction, real estate, and banking law and has over two decades of experience in construction law, commercial real estate, commercial banking, mergers and acquisitions, and the general representation of privately held corporations.

Ed represents material suppliers, subcontractors, contractors, construction managers, design builders, architects, owners, developers, landlords, tenants, sureties, and financial institutions in every aspect of their business. He recognizes that each of his clients has unique needs, and he uses his exceptional problem solving approach to ensure that his clients are able to achieve their goals whether that be in the board room or the courtroom.

Ed has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer, from 2012-2019, in Construction Litigation and has also been recognized as an Illinois Leading Lawyer® since 2010. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Education

  1. University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D.
  2. University of Michigan, B.A.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Illinois
  2. Wisconsin
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  3. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  4. U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Recognitions

  • Illinois Super Lawyer in Construction Litigation (2012-2019)
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer in Closely and Privately Held Business Law, and Construction Law
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law (2021-2022)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Fellow, Construction Lawyer Society of America
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
  • Member, Trial Advocacy Law Institute
  • Barrister, Order of Equitas
  • Member, Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankers Association
  • Member, Construction Financial Management Association
  • Member, Illinois Road & Transportation Builders Association
  • Member, Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Member, American Subcontractors Association
  • Member, Builders Association of Greater Chicago
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association

Insights

  1. Alerts
    What is a ‘Quick Take’ in Eminent Domain Law? (Oct 13, 2021)
    Can I Challenge the Authority of a Condemning Party in Ohio? (Oct 5, 2021)
    What Do I Need to Know About Eminent Domain Compensation? (Sep 24, 2021)
    What Are the 3 Types of ‘Takings’ for Eminent Domain Cases in the US? (Sep 14, 2021)
    Public Use vs. Necessity | The Two Pillars of Eminent Domain (Aug 27, 2021)
  2. Articles
    Representing the Parties to a Construction Project - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2015)
    Representing the Construction Lender - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2012 and 2015)
    Illinois Construction Law - Wiley Publications (2015)
    Implied Duties of Contractors - ABA National Convention/Construction Division (2001)
    Change Orders In Illinois - Change Orders In Illinois (Jan 1, 2001)
  3. Presentations
    "E-Discovery for Modern Day Businesses" - CH Presentations
    "Illinois Mechanics' Liens" - Half Moon Presentations
    "How to Get Paid and Still Preserve Customer Relationships" - NACM/Chicago-Midwest
    "Change Orders in Illinois" - Lorman Seminars
    "Negotiating the Contract Without Breaking the Deal" - ASA
  4. Firm News
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)