Aaron E. Rifkind

Co-Managing Partner

Attorney Aaron E. RifkindAaron Rifkind has been a partner at Rifkind Patrick LLC since 2015 and primarily focuses his practice to commercial litigation matters and business transactions. Most of his practice involves handling partnership disputes, breach of contract (both Plaintiff and Defendant), and the representation of startups, closely-held and medium sized businesses. Prior to joining Rifkind Patrick LLC, Mr. Rifkind served as a managing partner at another law firm for six years.


  • New York
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Chief Arbitrator-Clerk of the Circuit Court Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program
  • Accredited VA Attorney
  • Managing Real Estate Broker


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Executive LLM in Taxation, Candidate 2020
  • Washington University School of Law, Global Studies Law Review, 2nd Place Moot Court, 2008
  • Brandeis University, magna cum laude, with Honors, 2005


  • Aaron Rifkind, “The Illinois Limited Liability Company,” ApexCLE, 2018.
  • Aaron Rifkind, “In Support of the Illinois Mandatory Arbitration Program,” Illinois SuperLawyers Magazine, February, 2017.
  • Aaron Rifkind, “The Power of the Illinois LLC,” Daily Herald Business Ledger, September 2016.


  • Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2017-2019
  • Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers in Illinois, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2018
  • 10/10 Superb Rating, Avvo, 2012-2019
  • Chicago’s Most Caring Legal Professionals, JUF, 2013


  • 17-L-7133. Obtained a $145,000 Judgment in favor of Plaintiff at trial on promissory fraud and breach of contract concerning the purchase of a restaurant business. 2019
  • Obtained a seven (7) figure settlement for a small technology company. Case involved tortious interference and trade secrets violations. 2018
  • Obtained a six (6) figure settlement for a small construction and maintenance company against a large property management company concerning breach of contract. 2018
  • Successfully defended a roofing company in seven (7) figure breach of contract litigation. Case was dismissed and Defendant did not have to pay anything. 2017
  • Obtained a Judgment on behalf of an electronic future’s exchange against a trader for violations of its Rulebook and Policies. 2017
  • Obtained a Judgment worth seven (7) figures on behalf of a consumer against ticket sales corporations. Case involved fraud, intentional misrepresentation, breach of contract and other causes of action. 2016

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