Our Firm

Terence D. Brennan. Founder & Managing Partner.

Terry Brennan is a litigator with experience across a broad range of subjects, including financial regulation, corporate fraud, commercial real estate, breach of fiduciary duty, and contract disputes. Mr. Brennan has spent his career at the highest levels of the law. He began as a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis' Chicago office. At age 34, he became a partner with Goldstein & McClintock, a boutique firm run by former big firm lawyers. Through these experiences, Mr. Brennan has seen litigation from all angles. He has represented large and mid-sized companies, practiced in federal and state court, handled arbitrations and mediations, and managed claims of all types.


Mr. Brennan earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Duke University and his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law. At Duke, he was captain of the 2000 Atlantic Coast Conference Champion Cross Country Team and the 2000 NCAA Southeast Region Individual Champion.  


Mr. Brennan is a lifelong resident of the Chicago area. He grew up in the northern suburbs and attended high school at Loyola Academy in Wilmette. Currently, he resides in Chicago, with his wife, Bekka, and their son, Austin. In his spare time, Mr. Brennan likes to play soccer, read and write.    

Representative Cases

  • Represented a corporation that provides signage for international sporting events in its federal lawsuit against a German-based competitor. The suit alleged fraud in the execution of a $5.6 million contract to deliver and maintain perimeter advertising signs for soccer’s 2010 World Cup. 
  • Represented a loan officer in an action brought by the FDIC for violation of the Federal Institutions Reform and Recovery Act (the bank’s closing was featured on 60 Minutes) 
  • Represented a large corporation in a class action suit under ERISA
  • Represented a condominium association in a 16-count lawsuit brought by a wealthy homeowner Represented an accounting firm in an accounting malpractice suit brought by a real estate developer 
  • Represented an international corporation in an 11-count lawsuit brought by one of its former vice presidents 

Publications

Education

JD - Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL, 2006  

• Dean’s List, 5 of 6 Semesters  

• Notes and Comments Editor, Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property    


BA - Duke University Durham, NC, 2001  

• Team MVP 1999 & 2000/Team Captain 2000, Cross Country Team

• 2000 NCAA Southeast Regional Cross Country Individual Champion

• Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary Cross Country Team (50 Greatest All-Time) 

Professional Organizations

  • Board Member, Loyola Academy Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois