Hal is a partner in HMB’s Litigation Group and also serves as the firm’s General Counsel. He represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters and has successfully tried cases as lead attorney in federal and state courts nationwide and before arbitration tribunals.
Hal works directly with business leaders and their teams to analyze complex business disputes and to provide strategic advice based on each client’s needs and goals, with a proven ability to take matters to trial if necessary.
With experience spanning a wide array of litigation and business counsel matters, Hal focuses on the core issues that help business leaders and stakeholders better control and protect the unique and critical elements of their organizations including: fraud and breaches of representation claims arising out of complicated business transactions such as mergers and acquisitions; restrictive covenant and trade secret misappropriation claims on behalf of former employers, departing employees or new employers; and disputes among owners of closely-held companies relating to the management and control of the company.
As HMB’s General Counsel, Hal advises the firm on professional responsibility and risk management issues.
Proven Trial Success, Ardent Business Relationships
Clients appreciate and trust Hal’s keen understanding of business issues, superb trial skills and practical approach—all drawn from his many years of experience and dedication to getting to know each client on an individual basis.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
HMB litigators Hal J. Wood and Matthew R. Barrett secured a complete victory in a recent highly contested post-transaction dispute. The team obtained summary judgment in their clients’ favor on all counts, including an award of 100% of the clients’ attorneys’ fees, resulting in a total judgment of over $9,000,000 in favor of HMB’s clients. HMB’s clients were the sellers…
Hal Wood was named to the Law Firm Alliance's Board of Directors. The LFA is an international network of mid-sized law firms where members collaborate to share knowledge, experience and jurisdictional expertise to benefit their clients. The LFA provides a wealth of trusted resources for our clients and virtually expands our attorney network worldwide.…