Ronald_DeHaanPhone: 312-528-3804medium
Fax: 312-236-6706
333 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-1288

Ronald M. DeHaan renders legal services for members of the construction industry in documentation, contract enforcement, and construction crisis legal management. He provides advice to closely held corporations, their shareholders, financial institutions, and 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, collections, fidelity bonds, 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 Illinois Continuing Legal Education publication, Advising Illinois Financial Institutions. Mr. DeHaan was selected as a faculty member at the Illinois Bankers Association school for bankers, he has provided guidance on construction loans and other credit facilities, including work-outs, to business organizations. 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, regulatory matters, contract documentation, litigation, and arbitration. He participates in seminars on enforcement of construction remedies, commercial lending and alternatives involved in real estate lending work-outs.


  • Illinois Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)


  • Real Property Committee, Chicago Bar Association
  • Mechanic’s Lien Committee, Chicago Bar Association
  • Civil Practice 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


  • JD, University of Illinois, 1967
  • BA, Northwestern University, 1964

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