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Angelo and Vaught elected partners at Hinshaw & Culbertson

Posted on July 6, 2016 by Morgan Yingst

Adam R. Vaught Albert C. AngeloThe national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is proud to announce the election of the following attorneys to partnership:

Based in Hinshaw's Chicago office, Albert C. Angelo focuses his practice primarily on tort defense litigation, including cases involving transportation, products liability, toxic tort, chemical exposure, fire litigation, construction defect and general liability matters. As a member of a large self-insured company's national defense team — focusing primarily on transportation/auto-collision claims — he provides pro hac vice representation throughout the United States. Mr. Angelo also is a key player in a major transportation company's national litigation program. Additionally, he handles transactions and litigation involving estate planning and asset protection matters. Mr. Angelo earned his J.D. (2009) and LL.M., with honors, in Taxation, from John Marshall Law School. He received his B.A. (2004) from DePaul University.

Hon. Terence F. MacCarthy Retires

Posted on July 5, 2016 by Morgan Yingst

Having helped create and having served fifty years with the Federal Defender Program, Terence F. MacCarthy is officially retired on June 30, 2016.

The Chicago Defender Office, the first Federal Defender office, is considered a model office. Since 2009, it has been ably run by Carol A. Brook. Since its inception no staff attorney has ever been held in contempt nor has the office been found to have rendered ineffective of incompetent representation. The office proudly has two district court judges and has had five federal magistrate judges, and many state court judges.

McCoy and Koch named shareholders at HolmstromKennedy

Posted on June 30, 2016 by Morgan Yingst

Jocelyn L. KochJ. Joseph McCoyThe law firm of HolmstromKennedyPC is pleased to announce that J. Joseph McCoy and Jocelyn L. Koch have become shareholders in the firm.

J. Joseph McCoy has represented dozens of companies in connection with business acquisitions and sales, providing counsel on all aspects of the transaction from negotiation to closing. Joe advises clients regarding business organization, governance, management, and growth. In addition to his work on business acquisitions and sales, Joe also has significant experience working with companies on intellectual property and privacy law issues, including advising health care providers on HIPAA and state privacy law compliance, as well as registering, managing, and enforcing trademarks and copyrights for his clients.

Three suburban Chicago law firms announce merger

Posted on June 27, 2016 by Morgan Yingst

The suburban Chicago law firms of Momkus McCluskey LLC, Nyberg & Cassioppi, LLC, and Roberts PC announced today that their owners have agreed to merge their law practices effective July 1, 2016.

This merger creates a combined law firm of 31 lawyers, making it one of the largest law firms in DuPage County. The firm, which will be known as Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC and be headquartered in Lisle, Illinois, will practice across a wide range of highly complementary disciplines, including business and transactional law, commercial and civil litigation, estate planning, trust and estate administration, family law, lending law and finance, healthcare law, real estate and appellate practice.

Gartner Law Offices joins Ralph, Schwab & Schiever, Chartered

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Morgan Yingst

Gartner Law Offices, Inc. and its Attorneys Scott J. Gartner, Christopher P. Hughes and Matthew J. DeMartini have joined with the law firm of Ralph, Schwab & Schiever, Chartered with offices in Vernon Hills, Antioch, Chicago and Pleasant Prairie.

Ralph, Schwab, Gartner & Schiever, Chartered will now be representing clients from Chicago to Milwaukee with a broader range of services and practical solutions to your legal matters.

Larson & Greenberg Law Group open La Grange office

Posted on June 22, 2016 by Morgan Yingst

John LarsonJohn Larson of Larson & Greenberg Law Group, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of the firm’s office at 512 W Burlington Ave., Suite 109, La Grange, Illinois 60525. Larson & Greenberg Law Group also has a location in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

“We are excited about our opening in La Grange and serving the legal needs of the residents of La Grange, Western Springs, Hinsdale, Brookfield, Countryside, La Grange Park, and the surrounding areas,” says Founder and Partner John Larson of Larson & Greenberg Law Group, LLC.

Attorney Antonio M. Romanucci Nominated 3rd Vice President of the ITLA

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Morgan Yingst

Antonio M. Romanucci, Founding Partner and Principal at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, was recently nominated as 3rd Vice President by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA). The Nominating Committee Report was submitted for approval June 10th at ITLA’S Annual Membership Meeting at Westin Chicago River North, Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Romanucci has been an ITLA board member since 2003. As an ITLA member, their mission is to fight to ensure all citizens receive equal footing in the courtroom, even when taking on the most powerful interests. Members, like Romanucci, see to it that those who harm consumers, other individuals, or even their own employees, are held accountable.

Pike elevated to principal at Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Morgan Yingst

Meredith PikeChuhak & Tecson, P.C., is pleased to announce the elevation of Meredith Pike, from associate to principal.

A graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Pike is a litigator who focuses on employment law and construction litigation. She has been named an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2012 to 2016 and designated an Emerging Lawyer in 2015 and 2016.

Karlie Dunksy joins Franczek Radelet's Immigration Practice

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Morgan Yingst

Karlie DunskyFranczek Radelet has bolstered its Immigration Practice with the addition of Karlie Dunsky, who provides employment-based immigration counsel to clients at public, private and nonprofit companies across the country. 

Dunsky, who joins as an associate, has extensive experience counseling employers through the nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processes, allowing employers to recruit and retain the most talented foreign national workers. She is well-versed in H-1B, L, TN, O, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 visas and adjustment of status, representing H-1B/L-dependent employers and consulting firms, and ensuring compliance with H-1B regulations for employees in unique industries involving variable work locations. She is also particularly experienced in responding to extensive Requests for Evidence and audits by the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor.

Entertainment Law Firm Leavens, Strand & Glover Adds Celebrated Lawyer Linda Mensch to Chicago Office

Posted on June 9, 2016 by Morgan Yingst

Linda S. MenschEntertainment law firm Leavens, Strand & Glover is pleased to announce that Linda S. Mensch has joined its Chicago office as Of Counsel. 

Mensch’s entertainment and intellectual property practice includes transactions and brand protection for television broadcasters, record and commercial music producers as well as technology companies serving the entertainment industry. She represents high-profile artists and recently produced – as well as provided legal representation – for the film Maya Angelou: And I Still Rise, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. She joins from Bryan Cave.