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Ex-Giordano's franchisee, who helped finance Leona's acquisition, says former lawyers' malpractice cost him millions

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 9, 2016, 3:11pm

A Chicago area businessman, who was stripped of his rights to run two suburban Giordano’s restaurants amid a messy dispute with the pizza chain over his alleged financing of his relatives’ purchase of the competing Leona’s restaurant chain, has sued his former lawyer, claiming the attorney and his firm should pay for leaving him in the lurch just before arbitration proceedings that resulted in an arbitration judgment purportedly ordering him to pay Giordano’s millions.