Alexander Karl

 (312) 606-8741
 (312) 630-9233
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I have a versatile practice in a variety of technology, intellectual property and business transactions, as well as complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. My ability to connect with any client, as well as my hard-working nature, creates a recipe to effectively and efficiently address any and all client needs. I refuse to put forth anything than my best effort which translates into great results. 

In my transactional practice, I couple my real-world business grasp with exceptional attention to detail to ensure my client’s business needs are continually addressed. My experience allows me to make an immediate impact at any stage in a transaction by identifying business and legal issues; effectively communicating with my clients to translate their needs into written agreements; and negotiating on my client’s behalf. Typical agreements I have handled include software licensing agreements, software-as-a-services agreements, cloud computing, vendor/procurement agreements, non-disclosure agreements, consulting agreements, statements of works, asset purchase agreements, shipping agreements, or other complex business transactions. In addition to handling business transactions, I have extensive experience in trademark and copyright filing and prosecution. 

My litigation experience comprises a wide breadth of services in which I have passionately advocated for my clients including pre-filing investigations, claim construction and analyzing, drafting cease and desist letters, filing and answering of complaints, motion practice, discovery, and in-court appearances in both state and federal court. I have handled litigation matters for clients of all sizes from assisting an individual receiving discovery for use in a foreign proceeding under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 to defending a software license audit for a fortune one-hundred company. 

Prior to joining Chapman Spingola, I earned my Juris Doctor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During my time in law school, I was an editor on the Elder Law Journal and received the CALI award for earning the highest grade in the Community Preservation Clinic, where I fiercely advocated for indigent clients through the residential foreclosure process. Prior to law school, I received my bachelor’s degree in both Economics and Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.    

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Law, J.D., 2018, magna cum laude

  • The Elder Law Journal
  • Illinois Business Law Journal
  • Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity
  • CALI Award (Highest Grade in Class): Community Preservation Clinic

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, B.A., Economics and Political Science, 2015

I have represented transactional clients in a broad range of industries including: 

  • Financial services, including securities trading and investing
  • Software development and licensing
  • Technology consulting
  • Data security
  • Energy
  • Commercial aviation
  • Utility management services
  • Healthcare revenue management
  • Fashion
  • Music, movies and other forms of media and entertainment
  • Education
  • Travel and touring
  • Health and wellness
  • Food service equipment manufacturing 
  • Industrial packaging and racking

I have represented litigation clients in a broad range of industries and clients value my experience with: 

  • Software
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Fashion
  • Commercial aviation
  • Industrial packaging and racking
  • 28 U.S.C. § 1782 discovery
  • Residential foreclosure

  • University of Illinois Elder Law Journal, Uncle Sam Killed Grandma: How the Estate Tax Can Help Alleviate Medicare Uncertainty