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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Banks and Banking
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Collections
Contact InfoTelephone: 312-236-6700
Fax: 312-236-6706
University Northwestern University, B.A., 1964
Law SchoolUniversity of Illinois, J.D., 1967
Admitted1967, Illinois, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar and U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
Memberships Chicago and American Bar Associations.
BornEvergreen Park, Illinois, April 29, 1942

Ronald M. DeHaan has been engaged in the practice of law since 1967. Mr. DeHaan renders legal services for members of the construction industry in documentation, contract enforcement, and construction crisis legal management. He advises closely held corporations and their shareholders, financial institutions, and other midsize businesses. In his work with financial institutions, Mr. DeHaan has experience in the initiation of financial institutions, documentation of loan transactions, regulatory matters including personnel and employment issues, loan work-outs and collections, fidelity bonds, and directors’ and officers’ and lender liability matters. He co-authored the Collateral Loan Documentation Handbook, a guide to commercial loan documentation, and “Overview of the RICO Act as Applied to Financial Institutions,” which appeared in the 1987, 1988, and 1993 Illinois Continuing Legal Education publication, Advising Illinois Financial Institutions. As a faculty member at the Illinois Bankers Association school for bankers, he has lectured on construction loans and other credit facilities to business organizations and work-outs. Mr. DeHaan has been engaged by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) in the liquidation of financial institutions and their assets and litigation pertaining to directors’ and officers’ liability and blanket bond insurance. Mr. DeHaan is involved in corporate organization, operation, and employment matters, including Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR), and Chicago Department of Human Rights (CDHR) claims. His practice includes mechanics lien matters, and regulatory matters, contract documentation, litigation, and arbitration. He participates in seminars on enforcement of construction remedies, commercial lending, alternatives involved in real estate lending work-outs, Regulation Z Consumer Lending, and financial institution regulatory compliance.


•Real Property Committee, Chicago Bar Association
•Mechanic’s Lien Committee, Chicago Bar Association
•Past Chairman, Consumer Credit Committee, Chicago Bar Association
•Past Chairman, Section Council, Section on Commercial, Banking and Bankruptcy Law, Illinois State Bar Association
•Past Editor, Commercial, Banking and Bankruptcy Newsletter
•American Bar Association
•Chicago Bar Association

Reported CasesArmstrong v. RTC, 234 Ill. App. 3d 162, 599 N.E, 2d 1209; Vinci v. Bass, 39 Ill. App. 3d 1016, 352 N.E. 2d 369; Barnwell v. First Midwest Bank N.A., 296 Ill. App. 3d 1079, 726 N.E. 2d 1194.
Transactions $10,000,000 Term Credit Facility from Northwest Bank to Becker Beeper, Inc. (1994).

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Ronald M. DeHaan

333 West Wacker Drive, Suite 2000
ChicagoIL 60606-1288


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