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Keidan, Edward B
Phone: +1 (312) 516-2085


Edward B. Keidan's practice is concentrated in construction law matters, including design-defect related actions, delay and disruption claims, labor productivity, contract interpretation, drafting of contracts, differing site conditions, surety bond and mechanics lien claims, construction-related personal injury and other construction-related breach of contract matters.  Mr. Keidan also has significant commercial litigation experience.

Key Professional Accomplishments

Mr. Keidan has extensive trial, arbitration and mediation experience on behalf of engineers, architects, contractors and subcontractors involving a variety of projects, including electrical power plants, commercial buildings, arenas and casinos.  A sampling of Mr. Keidan’s recent engagements include:

  • Defense of a prime contractor from antitrust claims related to the bid process
  • Prosecuting substantial claims of a trade contractor on a concert pavilion
  • Defense of an EPC power plant contractor from lower tier claims
  • Recovery for telecommunications contractor on mechanics lien claims in numerous states against bankrupt providers
  • Prosecuting a claim at trial against a steel fabricator regarding a Kansas City arena
  • Prosecuting a differing site conditions claim in Ohio


Mr. Keidan is a frequent speaker at construction industry seminars.  Most recently, he has spoken on the AIA family of construction documents, and Public Contracting Issues.

Authoritative Credentials

  • Illinois Super Lawyers (Construction Litigation)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Leading Lawyers

Professional, Business and Civic Affiliations

  • Member of Federal Trial Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Forum on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association - Division 5 Steering Committee Member


Mr. Keidan received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan in 1995, Cum Laude.   Mr. Keidan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1992 in Political Science and Psychology.