Gerald L. Morel

Of Counsel, Chicago
Phone: 312.245.7500

For over 30 years at Masuda Funai, Gerald Morel has represented and advised clients in numerous and various industries, including automotive, pharmaceutical and electronic, machine tool, financing and leasing, dealer and distributor matters, and business litigation issues. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, corporate matters, commercial transactions, secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code, distributorship appointments and terminations, consignment transactions, security agreements and sales transactions.

Mr. Morel advises clients in all facets of their relationships with their distributors and dealers, and counsels clients, including executives of many international companies on risk management and litigation avoidance.

Additionally, he has handled numerous litigation matters on behalf of client employers in the Illinois state courts and in federal court, as well as surrounding states, involving fraud, employee embezzlement and theft.

Practice Areas


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1972
  • Northern Illinois University, B.S., 1969


  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association