Terrence Buehler

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Phone: 331-225-2123

17W220 W 22nd St, #410
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181

Terrence Buehler graduated cum laude from Carleton College in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts, and graduated cmii laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1981 with a Juris Doctor. Mr. Buehler was also a member of the Loyola Law Journal. Mr. Buehler is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, the Northern District of Illinois (where he is also a member of the Trial Bar), and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional experience


Mr. Buehler gained extensive experience in complex commercial litigation covering both antitrust and securities fraud as an associate with MAYER BROWN & PLATr in Chicago. Lawsuits that Mr. Buehler was involved with during his tenure with MAYER BROWN & PLATT include the following:

Skokie Gold Standard Liquors, Inc. v. Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc., Case No. 81 C 2406 (N.D. Ill.) (successful defense of antitrust action alleging illegal price-fixing).

Matter of Estate Pirie, 141 III. of (successful defense App. 3d 750, 492 N.E.2d 884 (2d Dist. 1986) action alleging mishandling of decedent’s estate).

Inmate A. v. Godinez, Case No. 1190 (C.D. Ill.) (served lead trial counsel on behalf of a class of 300 plaintiff prisoners in protective custody Pontiac State Prison in Illinois seeking to improve prison security).


In January 1987, Mr. Buehler co-founded the partnership ofSUSMAN SAUNDERS & BUEHLER Since that time, Mr. Buehler’s practice has focused on almost exclusively on complex corporate securities and class action litigation. Some of the class and derivative actions in which Mr. Buehler was involved during his tenure with SusMAN & include the following:

Ravenswood v. Peerless. Case No. 95 5885 (Cir. Ct. Cook County) (lead counsel in class and derivative action that resulted in $3 million settlement).

Lessner and Hook Ex-Cell-O, Case Nos. 86 CV 73442 DT and 86 CV 74334 DT (E.D. Mich.) counsel class shareholder litigation that resulted in $2.95 million settlement on the eve of jury selection).

Asher and Zirn Milgrom (Windsor Industries Securities Litigation), Case No. 85 C 4196 N.D. Ill.) (lead counsel in class securities litigation that resulted in a $2.35 million settlement).

Alexander v. Centrafarm Group. N.V., Case No. 88 C 3378 (N.D. Ill.) (sole plaintiff’s counsel class shareholder litigation that resulted in a $2.7 million settlement). See, published opinion at 124 F.R.D. 178.

Sullivan v. Occidental Petroleum Corp., Case No. 10823 (Del. Ct. Chancery) (derivative shareholder litigation that resulted settlement for injunctive relief).

In re Int’l Trading Group, Ltd., Customer Account Litig., Case No. CV 89-5545RSWL (GHKX) (C.D. Cal.) (class action on behalf of a class of purchasers of commodity options for violations of provisions of Commodity Exchange Act and the rules and regulations of the CFTC that resulted in $5 million settlement);

VMS Securities Litig.. Case No. 89 C 9448 (N.D. Ill.) (securities class action that resulted in $59 million settlement).

Wedtech Securities Litig., MDL No. 735 (S.D.N.Y.) (individual securities fraud action on behalf of stock purchasers that resulted in settlement exceeding million).

Siegman v. Tri-Star Pictures, Case No. 9477 (Del, Ct. Chancery) (class and derivative action challenging Coca-Cola’s sale of Columbia Pictures to Tn-Star resulting in $22.5 million settlement on eve of trial after judgment for defendants was reversed on appeal to the I)elaware Supreme Court and remanded for trial).

Siegman v. Columbia Pictures, Case No. 11152 (Del. Ct. Chancery) (class action challenging sale of Columbia Pictures to Sony under § 203 of the Delaware General Corporate Law resulting in a $3 million settlement).

In re Phar-Mor, Inc. Securities Litiģ., MDL No. 959 (W,D, Penn.) (with associated bankruptcy matters in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Ohio) (multi-district action on behalf of institutional investors involving both federal securities and state law claims in excess of $80 million emanating from massive fraud that resulted in a confidential settlement).

Lister v. Stark, 890 F.2d 941 (t7h Cir. 1989) and 942 F.2d 1183 (t7h Cir. 1991) (lead counsel in ERISA class action).

Nielsen v. Piper, Jaffray & Hopwood, Inc., 66 F.3d 145 (7th Cir. 1995) (appeal of denial of motion to compel arbitration of class representative’s claim).

Endo v. Albertine, Case No. 88 C 1815 (N.D. Ill.) (lead counsel in securities litigation involving Fruit of the Loom that resulted in settlement of more than $8 million).

W.R. Grace Securities Litig., Case No. 95-CV-9003 (S.D.N.Y.) (member of plaintiffs’ executive committee in securities litigation that resulted in settlement of more than $28 million).

Faivre v. Williams Pipeline and Wiltel, Case No. 92 CR 00267 (Cir. Court Cook County); Barwav Investments v. Williams Pipeline and Wiltel, Case No. CVI -94-2159 CC (Cir. Ct. Clay County Mo.); Thompwn Livestock Commission o. v. Willimas Pipeline and Wiltel, (Iowa District Court for Decatur County): lead counsel in these three state class actions representing landowners in trespass claims against fiber optic carrier which resulted in a settlement of more than $3 million.)

The Law Office of Terrence Buehler

On January 1, 1998, Mr. Buehler left SUSMAN SAUNDERS & BUEHLER and continued practicing class action law as a sole practitioner. In May 2001, Ms. Janet L. Reed joined the firm, which then called itself BUEHLER & REED. In 2002, Mr. Robert E. Williams joined the firm, which then called itself BUEHLER REED & WILLIAMS. In January 2005, Ms. Reed left the firm, which then became BUEHLER & WILLIAMS. Mr. Buehler's firm merged with Touhy & Touhy in August 2007. After Bob Williams left the firm in 2009 the firm was renamed The Law Office of Terrence Buehler.