Home

Hiten R. Gardi founded the law firm in his name in 2003 primarily focusing on commercial and residential real estate. He has since worked to establish a credible reputation serving hundreds of clients in the Chicago land area. In 2004 Thomas E. Haught joined the firm bringing with him 5 years of litigation experience. Since its inception, the philosophy of Gardi & Haught, Ltd. is based upon a dedication to protecting and preserving the dignity and the rights of all individuals. Toward that end, it is our commitment to seek justice for all our clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Law

    A home is one of the largest investments you will ever make, it is important to know your rights and have them explained to you by a real estate lawyer. You will likely have several questions you need answered and an experienced real estate attorney can help you. For Seller: Negotiate Contract; Order and clear […]

    Read more...
  • Civil Law

    If you seek efficient and effective legal representation from a experienced trial attorney and civil litigation lawyer, or are looking for information about the civil litigation process, look here for answers and resources on topics to civil lawsuits and civil procedure. Comprehensive civil practice includes the representation of both Plaintiffs and Defendants in all civil […]

    Read more...
  • Immigration Law

    Immigation Law: The United States Immigration system is complex and ever changing. The attorneys of Gardi & Haught, Ltd., have the special expertise and experience you need to help you navigate thru the Immigration system. Gardi & Haught, Ltd., offers efficient service, which means you can trust that your case will be filed without delay. […]

    Read more...
  • Family Law

    Family Law: The Law Offices of Gardi & Haught, Ltd., have helped many people facing issues in the areas of divorce, separation, premarital agreements, paternity, custody, spousal support, child support, and family law issues. Gardi & Haught, Ltd. realizes what a difficult and often exhausting time facing these issues can be and works very hard […]

    Read more...
  • Estate Planning

    Estate planning is the process by which an individual or family arranges the transfer of their assets in anticipation of death or incapacity. The process allows you to identify the family members and other loved ones that you wish to receive your property after your death. In addition, you can also minimize the amount of […]

    Read more...
  • Corporate Law

    Corporate Law: Business of all sizes face challenges everyday, whether it be starting a new venture, navigating day-to-day business operations, borrowing, lending or raising capital or modifying an existing business structure. At Gardi & Haught, Ltd, we will assist you in meeting all of your business needs. Counseling you on the type of business entity […]

    Read more...
  • Criminal Law

    No matter how responsible, law-abiding and prudent, the fact is that almost anyone can find themselves in need of the assistance of a criminal defense attorney. At Gardi & Haught, Ltd., we provide defense needs for those charged with anything from a simple traffic ticket or municipal ordinance violation to the most serious misdemeanor or […]

    Read more...

Our Latest Blog Articles

A Schaumburg Lawyer’s Tips for Employers About the Illinois Medical Marijuana Act


Categories: Articles, Gardi and Haught, Newsroom

Employers should be aware that in January of 2014, the Illinois Medical Marijuana Act, officially named the “Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act”, will take effect.  The law authorizes the medicinal use of marijuana under certain specifically defined situations.  Patients suffering from a long list of serious, degenerative illnesses such as cancer, muscular […]


Read More...

First DUI Offense? A Schaumburg DUI Attorney Can Help!


Categories: Articles, Gardi and Haught, Martin LaScola

If you have been arrested for a first DUI offense (driving under the influence) it is important to have the best DUI attorney possible to represent your interests and help you achieve the most just sentence for your offense.  The Illinois laws for driving under the influence are strict, and most first DUI offense cases […]


Read More...

Same Sex Marriage and Family Based Immigration


Categories: Ann Fischer, Articles, Gardi and Haught

SAME SEX MARRIAGE AND FAMILY BASED IMMIGRATION by Ann Fischer, Gardi & Haught, Ltd. 01/22/2014 The United States v Windsor decision by the United States Supreme Court has a major impact on spousal and fiancé visas.  “After last week’s decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) […]


Read More...

The Suspension of Driving Privileges in Illinois DUI Offenses


Categories: Articles, Gardi and Haught, Martin LaScola

When you are charged with a DUI, one of the most frustrating parts is dealing with the automatic license suspension that occurs 46 days after the arrest.  The license suspension is known as the Statutory Summary Suspension.


Read More...

The Res Ipsa Loquitur Law for Personal Injury Cases


Categories: Articles, Gardi and Haught, Thomas E. Haught

In some personal injury cases, plaintiffs can invoke the law of “res ipsa loquitur” (which in Latin means “the thing speaks for itself”) to prove that the accident would not have happened unless the defendant had been negligent.  For example, if a surgeon operates on the wrong body part, or leaves a surgical tool or […]


Read More...

HUD Home Purchase: How to Choose a Closing Agent with Buyer’s Select


Categories: Articles, Gardi and Haught, Thomas E. Haught

In 2013, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) modified its requirements for the purchase of HUD- owned real estate by creating the Buyer Select Closing Agent Program.  A HUD home is a one to four-unit residence that has been acquired by HUD after a foreclosure on a Federal Housing Administration home loan. HUD […]


Read More...

Employee Rights: Handling Conflict Between The Policy Manual and The Employee Contract


Categories: Articles, Newsroom, Thomas E. Haught

Company policy manuals exist to set forth expectations of all employees in the company.  Employee contracts spell out the tenure and specific requirements of an individual employee in a certain position. However, when it comes to employee dismissal, the two can become easily confused.


Read More...

Immigration Reform for Business Owners


Categories: Ann Fischer, Articles, Gardi and Haught

The new, bi-partisan “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” (S. 744) that was approved by the Senate in a historic vote on June 27th has left many Americans, including business owners, wondering what to expect next. The House will now consider S.744, but it is unlikely to be introduced on the floor as […]


Read More...

Slow Down Illinois! New Speeding Laws Effective January 1, 2014


Categories: Articles, Gardi and Haught, Martin LaScola

The Illinois Vehicle Code is in a constant state of change, especially when it involves statutes pertaining to the charge of speeding in Illinois.


Read More...

CDL Holders and DUIs: What Every Truck Driver Should Know


Categories: Articles, Martin LaScola, Newsroom

Holders of Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDLs), including truck and bus drivers, are held to a higher level of responsibility on the road than the average driver, and they face stricter penalties for moving violations.  This applies to penalties for DUI charges, even if they are behind the wheel of their own personal vehicle!


Read More...

Latest From Our Newsroom

A Schaumburg Lawyer’s Tips for Employers About the Illinois Medical Marijuana Act


Categories: Articles, Gardi and Haught, Newsroom

Employers should be aware that in January of 2014, the Illinois Medical Marijuana Act, officially named the “Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act”, will take effect.  The law authorizes the medicinal use of marijuana under certain specifically defined situations.  Patients suffering from a long list of serious, degenerative illnesses such as cancer, muscular […]


Read More...

Employee Rights: Handling Conflict Between The Policy Manual and The Employee Contract


Categories: Articles, Newsroom, Thomas E. Haught

Company policy manuals exist to set forth expectations of all employees in the company.  Employee contracts spell out the tenure and specific requirements of an individual employee in a certain position. However, when it comes to employee dismissal, the two can become easily confused.


Read More...

Does Your Business Need a Series LLC in Illinois?


Categories: Gardi and Haught, Newsroom

Illinois is one of only eight states where businesses can establish Series under limited liability companies (“LLCs”).  This gives Illinois businesses an interesting option.


Read More...

CDL Holders and DUIs: What Every Truck Driver Should Know


Categories: Articles, Martin LaScola, Newsroom

Holders of Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDLs), including truck and bus drivers, are held to a higher level of responsibility on the road than the average driver, and they face stricter penalties for moving violations.  This applies to penalties for DUI charges, even if they are behind the wheel of their own personal vehicle!


Read More...