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G.O.B.T. restaurant sues lawyer Sigi Offenbach, law firm Pitler and Mandell, alleging breach of duty


By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 4, 2018

CHICAGO — G.O.B.T., a bar and restaurant, is suing attorney Sigi Offenbach and his law firm, Pitler and Mandell, citing alleged breach of duty.

G.O.B.T. filed a complaint on Aug. 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging they breached their duties of good faith and fair dealings.

The complaint involves a lease G.O.B.T. holds with K&K Management on property in Oakbrook Terrace.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant subjected G.O.B.T., which is solely owned and operated by Christos Karageorgis, who also owned half of the K&K property, to potential liability, due to a four year lease the defendants allegedly prepared without authority from the owners of the property.

The plaintiff alleges the law firm knew G.O.B.T. was also owned by Karageorgis and it operated the restaurant on the property under a month-to-month lease, allegedly to mitigate potential losses to K&K. 

The plaintiff holds Offenbach and Pitler and Mandell responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to properly advise Karageorgis on operating G.O.B.T. on the K&K premises, and subjected Karageorgis and his business to legal liability for the erroneous lease the defendants allegedly prepared without the plaintiff's knowledge.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, attorney's fees and expenses, and other relief. They are represented by attorney Philip J. Schmidt in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 18-L-9124

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