Taylor Lemick | Gardi & Haught, Ltd.

Attorney Profiles

Taylor Lemick



Taylor Lemick focuses her practice on counseling a range of corporations, LLCs, privately held and family owned businesses, as well as associations and nonprofit organizations, on formations, structuring, governance matters, risk management, and mergers and acquisitions. Taylor drafts and negotiates general corporate and commercial contracts, such as employment agreements, non-disclosure agreements and lease agreements. Taylor is valued for her clear, effective and knowledgeable solutions to the often unique challenges her clients confront.

Taylor also concentrates on serving the diverse and dynamic real estate needs of her clients. Her clients include: financial institutions, individuals, businesses, condominium associations, homeowner associations, contractors, and developers.

Taylor has represented and assisted these clients in diverse types of real estate matters, including:

Acquisitions, Sales, Leases, and Exchanges

  • Purchase and sale agreements for residential, retail, commercial, industrial and mixed-use properties
  • Leases for residential, retail, commercial, industrial, and mixed-use properties
  • Land contracts
  • Agency Agreements
  • Due diligence review, including title and environmental

Ownership, Investing, and Financing

  • Partnerships, limited partnership, limited liability companies, and joint ventures
  • Conventional, construction, interim and permanent mortgage financing
  • Promissory notes and guarantees
  • Sale/leasebacks
  • Management succession plans


Taylor graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law at Urbana-Champaign. She also earned her Masters and undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she studied Journalism and History. Additionally, Taylor won national research and journalism awards and presented research on veterans’ mental health issues and crime statistics at national and local conferences.

Community & Professional Experience

Prior to zealously representing her clients at Gardi & Haught, Taylor practiced corporate and business law as in-house Corporate Counsel for more than four years. As Corporate Counsel, she drafted and negotiated a variety of corporate and commercial contracts. Taylor assisted with the growth of the company, transactional matters, and litigation analysis.

Taylor also worked in Springfield at the State of Illinois Legislative Reference Bureau where she gained first hand experience drafting bills and amendments to the laws that we abide by today. At the State Capitol, she regularly met with state senators, state representatives and lobbyists who sought her counsel on amendments and new legislation.

Further, Taylor was elected Editor-in-Chief of the Elder Law Journal at the University of Illinois College of Law. She also worked as a law clerk under Presiding Judge, Honorable Judge William O. Maki of the Third Municipal District and worked on the Elder Financial Justice Clinic.

Selected Publications:
• Society’s response to the “invisible” abuse of elders: understanding and addressing the financial abuse of society’s most vulnerable citizens, 23 Elder L.J. 151-189 (2015)

Member: Illinois State Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association; American Bar Association; Women’s Law Association

Committee Member: Business Transactions Committee; Business Law, Drafting and Negotiating Committee

Volunteer: American Cancer Society