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Midwest Real Estate News Lists Freeborn Among Top Law Firms for 2018

Posted on September 17, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Freeborn & Peters LLP has been named among the top regional law firms for real estate in 2018 by Midwest Real Estate News.

Included in the list for eight consecutive years, Freeborn this year is ranked in the top 20 among the 42 law firms recognized for their real estate practices. Each year, Midwest Real Estate News issues its “Best of the Best” edition, which ranks the industry’s top regional law firms, owners, financial intermediaries, brokers, direct lenders, property managers, and construction companies. 

Sandor Korein 1932-2018

Posted on September 13, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Sandor "Sandy" Korein, 86, died Sept. 9, 2018. Sandy was born May 5, 1932, in Zalaszengrote, Hungary, to parents, Ferenc and Katalyn Korein.

He grew up in East St. Louis and attended East St. Louis Sr. High School, Washington University, and Washington University, School of Law. 

Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, Hires Lawyer Dana B. Fortunato

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, recently announced the addition of Dana B. Fortunato as an associate attorney at the firm. 

She focuses her practice on family law, criminal defense, juvenile law, and traffic law.

Daniel Wills 1959-2018

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Daniel G. Wills, 59, of Chicago, has died. He was born March 3, 1959.

Loving father to Katie; former husband to Emily Wills; loved son to Sandra (the late Joseph) DeAndrea and the late Ralph; beloved brother to David (Nancy) and Todd (Teresa); dear uncle to Nicole (Chris) Berens, Amanda (Jake) Mohundro, Tommy, Michael, Nicholas and Tyler Wills; fond great-uncle to Emma Berens, Taylor Berens and Vincent Wills. 

Herbert Theisen 1940-2018

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Herbert J. Theisen, 78, of Lincolnwood, has died. 

He was an attorney in private practice for over 50 years and former chairman of the Lincolnwood Zoning Board of Appeals, having served over 30 years before retirement. 

Kane County Attorneys Rename Law Firm as Serrano Hanson

Posted on September 10, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Attorneys Lidia E. Serrano and Marissa R. Hanson have renamed their firm as Serrano Hanson. 

The firm is primarily a family law practice, while also offering services for real estate law, criminal defense cases, and estate planning.

Located in Geneva, the firm represents clients throughout Kane, DeKalb, DuPage, and Kendall counties, and provides services for both English and Spanish language speakers.

Chicago Attorney Hal M. Garfinkel Joins Elite Lawyer Founding Members

Posted on August 27, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Attorney Hal M. Garfinkel of the Law Offices of Hal M. Garfinkel has been selected as an Elite Lawyer Founding Member.

Garfinkel has 25 years of experience in criminal cases, formerly as a prosecutor and currently as a criminal defense lawyer. His knowledge of federal and state criminal law helps him get results for clients facing charges such as homicide, narcotics trafficking, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Anderson & Associates, P.C. Promotes Four Lawyers to Partner

Posted on August 27, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Four attorneys recently became partners at Anderson & Associates, P.C.

Wheaton Attorney Dennise L. McCann joined the firm in 1994 and became the managing attorney of the Wheaton office in 2007. She focuses her practice on complex family matters including divorce, adoptions, paternity, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, the allocation of parental responsibilities, and child support. She also has substantial experience in estate planning, bankruptcy, and probate matters. She earned her juris doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in 1988. She is a court-approved guardian ad litem and mediator in DuPage County. 

Edwin Lee Wade 1932-2018

Posted on August 22, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Edwin Lee Wade, 86, died Friday, Aug. 17. He was born Jan. 26, 1932.

Edwin attended Columbia University and received his master's degree in international law from the University of Chicago. He was subsequently appointed vice consul in the State Department, where he met his wife, Nancy (Sells) Wade, also a vice consul. Under State Department rules at the time, Mrs. Wade was compelled to resign her position, whereupon Mr. Wade took a position in the private sector with Chrysler in Geneva, Switzerland. He returned to the U.S. in 1961 and worked as an intelligence analyst for the CIA from 1961 until 1965. After continuing legal studies at night, he received his law degree from Georgetown University, whereupon Edwin moved to the Chicago area and built a successful career as an attorney. He retired as corporate secretary for U.S. Gypsum Corporation in 1993.

Faegre Baker Daniels Earns Mansfield Certification Plus for Diversity in Leadership

Posted on August 20, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Faegre Baker Daniels achieved Mansfield Certification and Certification Plus status from Diversity Lab after completing the inaugural, one-year Mansfield Rule pilot. 

The Mansfield Rule — inspired by the NFL’s Rooney Rule — aims to boost representation of diverse lawyers in law firm leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for these opportunities. It measures whether law firms have considered at least 30 percent women and attorneys of color for certain leadership and governance roles, partner promotions and senior lateral positions.