Small and midsize companies across industries rely on CROKE FAIRCHILD DUARTE & BERES partner Tracey Wolfe’s litigation experience and knowledge of employment law to resolve complex disputes with minimal disruption to their business.
For more than two decades, Tracey has focused her practice on employment law and commercial litigation.
Her employment practice involves counseling clients on a wide range of employment issues, including employment agreements, handbooks, restrictive covenants, separation agreements, internal investigations, and discrimination and other wrongful termination claims. Tracey regularly conducts internal investigations involving claims of harassment, discrimination, conflicts of interest and other employment-related issues. She has also litigated numerous employment matters relating to whistleblower claims, retaliatory discharge, executive compensation plan disputes, restrictive covenants, and employment discrimination. Because employment law is always evolving, it presents a real challenge for businesses to stay in compliance; this is especially true for startups and small to midsize companies who do not have the benefit of in-house employment counsel. Tracey prides herself on her ability to direct her clients through the numerous local, state, and federal laws to ensure company compliance, while also developing employment policies to help companies avoid future employment disputes.
Her commercial practice focuses on shareholder disputes, corporate dissolutions, breach of fiduciary duty claims, contract disputes, and disputes over commercial property. Tracey has achieved success for her clients by way of summary disposition, arbitration, and mediation. She has been involved in all phases of litigation from inception through appeal.
Tracey regularly appears in state and federal court on a variety of litigation matters. She has also represented clients in investigations and hearings before the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Labor, and other state and local administrative agencies, including representing clients in connection with violations of city code ordinances.
Prior to joining Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres, Tracey was a named partner at a boutique commercial and employment litigation firm for 15 years.