Samuel E. Neschis

Samuel E. Neschis

Chicago, Illinois
Sam Neschis is a commercial litigator with extensive experience in both federal and state courts. He represents businesses and individuals in disputes involving a wide range of areas including shareholder and partnership issues, breach of contract, trade secrets, employment issues, commercial fraud, and unfair competition. He also represents clients in probate, real estate, and art fraud litigation. He has tried numerous jury and bench trials.

In addition to litigation, Sam assists business owners with company formation and issues that arise during the operation of the business.

Sam began his career at the New York County District Attorney's Office where he prosecuted felony narcotics cases and supervised narcotics investigations. He moved to Chicago in 2002 and began practicing commercial litigation at Horowitz & Weinstein now known as the Horowitz Law Offices. He is currently of counsel to the Horowitz Law Offices.

Sam is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Business & Securities Law Section Council.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2000
  • Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2003


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Reasonable Expectations of Shareholder-Employees in Closely Held Corporations: Towards a Standard of When Termination of Employment Constitutes Shareholder Oppression, 13 DePaul Bus. & Com. L.J. 301 (Winter, 2015)

Honors and Awards

  • Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association’s Business & Securities Law Section Council, Member
  • Chicago bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Horowitz Law Offices, Litigation Attorney, 2002 - 2013
  • New York County District Attorneys' Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1999 - 2002

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services