Elinor H. Murarova


  • Elinor H. Murarova
  • Phone: +1 312 499 6734

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3700
    Chicago, IL 60603-3433

Elinor H. Murarova is an experienced and user-friendly business counselor, advocate, and trial attorney who maintains a national practice representing clients in complex commercial disputes. Among other things, Ms. Murarova’s work includes representing creditors, CMBS servicers and other CMBS industry participants defending against lender liability claims and pursuing commercial loan workouts and other loan enforcement activities. Ms. Murarova also represents clients across many highly regulated industries, including travel and healthcare, and in a wide variety of matters, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business tort, class action, non-compete and claims for injunctive or other immediate relief. Ms. Murarova’s work in these and other areas encompasses all aspects of civil litigation from pre-litigation alternative resolutions through trial and appeal.

Areas of Practice

  • Creditors' Rights
  • Commercial Real Estate Finance
  • Business Counseling

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Appeal


  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
    - Loyola Law Journal, Executive Editor, Student Articles
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Business, M.B.A.
  • Northwestern University, B.A.


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2021-present
    - Associate, 2011-2020

Professional Activities

  • Commercial Real Estate Finance Council
    - Member
    -- Servicers Forum
    --- Women’s Network
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    - Civil Litigation & Corporate Counsel Sections, Member

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch," 2021-2023
  • Named an Emerging Lawyer in Commercial Litigation by Leading Lawyers of Chicago

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Young Alumni Mentor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

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