Ahad F. Syed





As an Associate with Dressler Peters, Ahad works actively in commercial litigation, corporate law, and intellectual property. At the outset of a case, his goal is to minimize the prospect of litigation. Should litigation become necessary, he works closely with clients to address their specific concerns and resolve disputes efficiently.

Ahad believes law is about service to others and effective advocacy.

He begins each relationship by understanding the client’s objective, then works backwards from a specific goal to enhance both efficiency and the ultimate work product. He strives to put his clients’ needs first and to be an effective counsel for their concerns. Clients include financial institutions, heavy equipment and machine lessors, and various corporate entities. He also brings previous experience in insolvency law, having worked in mortgage foreclosure prosecution representing several multinational lenders.

During law school Ahad served as the Associate Editor of the University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy. He earned several prestigious accolades such as the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (highest grade) in National Security Law and the Domestic Violence Clinic, where he directly represented several clients in court under the Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 License. He further honed his courtroom advocacy skills by participating in the 23rd Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria. Ahad served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Donald G. Wilkerson of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. Prior to attending law school, Ahad worked in public policy in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Additionally, he has experience in the public finance and municipal bond sector assisting the general counsel of a quasi-governmental agency issuing tax-exempt bonds to Illinois hospitals, various non-profit organizations, and universities.

Ahad joined Dressler Peters in December 2017 because of the firm’s exceptional reputation in litigating contractual disputes.



University of Illinois College of Law, J.D.
Loyola University, Chicago, B.A.






Pro Bono & Community

Champaign County State’s Attorneys Office, 2015-2016
Domestic Violence Clinic, 2015
Judicial Extern, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, for the Honorable Donald G. Wilkerson, 2014


Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association