Max Deleon

Attorney

Did You Know?

Max read the series behind Game of Thrones before HBO made it cool, and frantically checks the status of upcoming books at least weekly.

Max has two young daughters, and unrelatedly can sing any Disney song from start to finish on command.

Max was torn between law school and a philosophy Ph.D., and was later voted most likely to become a professor by his law school classmates. He still reads academic philosophy papers for fun.

Max grew up an only child until age ten, and now has seven siblings to visit across the country.

Max has lobbied at Capitol Hill and Beacon Hill for clean energy legislation.

Max loves to watch good movies and also sci fi movies, regardless of quality.

Max loves to travel, but after living in four cities over four years, looks forward to never seeing a moving box again.

Max is a history audiobook and podcast nut, and will not hear you on the street.

Max’s caffeine addiction stems from seven years of free coffee working as a Starbucks Barista.

Max is slowly learning Lithuanian to keep up with his multilingual extended family. Į sveikatą!

Max is a commercial litigator who represents clients in courts and alternative dispute resolution forums across the country. He handles a wide range of franchise disputes from commencement of litigation through trial or hearing, including those relating to franchise law violations, breach of contract, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and intellectual property.

Before joining Cheng Cohen, Max practiced at law firms in Illinois and Massachusetts, where he represented clients in a broad range of complex commercial matters, as well as litigation involving product liability, environmental remediation, and medical malpractice defense. Max also served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Philip G. Reinhard of the Northern District of Illinois and the Honorable Christina Reiss of the District of Vermont. While in law school, Max was Articles Editor for the University of Illinois Law Review and clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Illinois and the Chicago Office of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law
    • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, University of Vermont
  • Bar Admissions

    • State of Illinois
    • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Associations

    • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising