Blake Sercye uses his private and public sector experience to provide effective and efficient counsel to clients in complex litigation matters involving commercial real estate transactions, contracts and related torts, and employment agreements.
In his real estate litigation practice, Blake counsels clients in matters involving commercial mortgages, notes, loan agreements, escrow agreements, and land transfer agreements. Blake also counsels clients in litigation regarding commercial foreclosures, receiverships, and land development agreements. Additionally, Blake represents clients in challenges to decisions by public bodies related to land use disputes.
Blake’s contract dispute practice includes litigation related to breaches of representations and warranties in stock purchase and asset purchase agreements, and employment contracts and non-compete agreements.
Blake uses his extensive experience in public service to assist his clients. Blake previously served as chairperson for Chicago’s Zoning Board of Appeals, a quasi-judicial body that issues final orders on appeals of decisions of Chicago’s zoning administrator, and special use and variation requests under Chicago’s zoning code. Blake also served as president of the Illinois Medical District Commission, a land use body governing the second largest medical district in the country.
- University of Chicago Law School (J.D. 2011)
- The University of Chicago Legal Forum
- Princeton University (A.B., with Honors, in Politics 2008)
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois