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Tyler Duff

Senior Counsel

(312) 980-6785
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One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606


J.D., cum laude, The John Marshall Law School, 2016

  • Dean’s List
  • CALI Award: Constitutional Law II
  • National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition Quarter-finalist and Best Petitioner’s Brief
  • National Order of Scribes

B.A., cum laude, Political Science, DePaul University, 2013

  • Dean’s List


Honorable Charles Kocoras, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in the field of Business/Corporate (2019)

Tyler Duff is Senior Counsel in the Chicago office of Gordon & Rees and a member of the firm’s Banking & Finance, Business Transactions, Commercial Litigation, Food & Beverage, and Real Estate practice groups.

Ms. Duff regularly advises privately held businesses in corporate matters, including business planning, formation, and governance. 
Ms. Duff’s practice includes a broad range of transactional matters. She has significant experience representing middle market companies in merger and acquisition transactions. She also regularly represents both large and mid-size commercial lenders in financing transactions, including real estate lending, acquisition lending, commercial lines of credit, and asset-based lending. 

Ms. Duff’s litigation practice focuses on commercial matters. She has experience litigating on behalf of lenders and other businesses in a variety of cases, including contractual disputes and litigation arising under Article 9 of the UCC.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Ms. Duff attended the John Marshall Law School. While in law school, she served as Executive Student Publications Editor of The John Marshall Law Review, an Associate Justice of the Moot Court Honor Society, a teaching assistant for Contracts and Legal Writing, and a research assistant for Professor Marc D. Ginsberg. Ms. Duff represented John Marshall at the Pepperdine University National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition where she was a quarter-finalist and her team won Best Petitioner’s Brief. In her last year of law school, she served as co-chair of the Justinian Society Student Mentoring Program. She was inducted into the National Order of Scribes in recognition of her achievements in legal writing.


U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


Illinois State Bar Association
The Chicago Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois