Vanessa R. Tiradentes
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Vanessa Tiradentes represents a wide range of businesses and individuals in all phases of commercial litigation in both federal and state courts. Her experience includes handling allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, business divorces, contract disputes and indemnification claims, among other commercial matters.

Admitted to practice in four states, Vanessa spent several years representing clients in Delaware’s state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. She has been involved in matters involving corporate, commercial, intellectual property and other business-related issues. In 2016, she was recognized as a Delaware Rising Star in business litigation by SuperLawyers magazine, and again as an Illinois Rising Star in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Vanessa has been an active member of several bar associations, including serving as co-chair of the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s Diversity Clerkship Program. She has also been Deputy General Counsel and an affiliate representative of the Hispanic National Bar Association and President of the Delaware Hispanic Bar Association.

Outside of her work at Gould & Ratner, Vanessa volunteers weekly as a mentor and tutor for Chicago Lights Tutoring and also serves on the Chicago Lights Associates Board.

Vanessa earned her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, where she was managing editor of production for the Journal of International Business and Law. She received her B.A., cum laude, in Latin American Studies from Harvard University.



  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • Harvard University, B.A., cum laude, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • Illinois
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Associate Board Member, Chicago Lights