Polsinelli Continues to Build Commercial Real Estate Strength in Chicago

Polsinelli welcomes two new shareholders to the firm’s Real Estate practice in Chicago. Michael Ostermeyer and Karen DaCosta Perzan bring with them deep experience in advising clients on commercial real estate matters, adding to the already-deep bench strength the practice offers its clients nationwide.

More >>

Reed Smith Builds Up Real Estate Practice in Chicago

Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that William (Bill) Lewis has joined the Global Real Estate Group as a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. Over the past 22 years, Lewis has developed an extensive nationwide practice in commercial real estate law, with a focus on leasing, acquisition, and disposition. Most recently, he was Chair of the Real Estate and Land Use Group at Vedder Price in Chicago.

More >>

Akerman Advances Chicago Growth with Prominent Land Use Team Led by Veteran Jack George

Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, continued the expansion of its Chicago office with a team of leading real estate, land use and zoning partners headed by veteran lawyer John “Jack” George. A former assistant attorney general and assistant corporation counsel for the City of Chicago, Jack George served as president and board member of his former Chicago law firm. Akerman also welcomes Kathleen “Kate” Duncan, Chris Leach and Meg George.

More >>

Freeborn Welcomes Thomas F. Bush as Litigation, Insurance/Reinsurance and Antitrust Partner

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas F. Bush has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a Partner and member of the Litigation Practice Group and Insurance/Reinsurance Industry Group.

“We are enthusiastic about welcoming Tom to Freeborn and to our team serving the insurance and reinsurance industry,” said Freeborn’s Co-Managing Partner Michael A. Moynihan. “Tom brings to the firm decades of experience handling diverse litigation and other matters for insurers and reinsurers.”

More >>

Top Project Finance and Development Partner Tim Callahan Joins McGuireWoods’ Energy Team

Tim Callahan, an accomplished project development and finance lawyer who has closed more than 100 renewable energy project deals in his nearly 30-year career, has joined McGuireWoods’ energy industry team as a partner in Chicago.

Callahan joins McGuireWoods from Paul Hastings, where he led the firm’s North American project finance group. He advises clients in all aspects of the development, financing, acquisition and disposition of energy and other infrastructure projects, including wind and solar facilities, as well as nuclear, gas-fired and coal-fired power plants. He also counsels clients on production and investment tax credits and renewable portfolio standards. Callahan has earned global and nationwide rankings as a leading lawyer from Chambers and Partners.

More >>

Energy Group Joins Sheppard Mullin

Katherine Gillespie, Laurette Petersen, Andrew Ratts and Christine Hoefliger have joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as partners in the firm’s Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance team. Gillespie, Petersen and Ratts, along with special counsel Katarzyna Levecke join the firm’s Chicago office, and Hoefliger joins the firm’s San Francisco office. The group joins from Winston & Strawn LLP.

More >>

K&L Gates Bolsters Chicago Office with Addition of Two Litigation Partners

The Chicago office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Carl E. Volz and George C. Summerfield as partners in the firm’s securities and transactional litigation and intellectual property litigation practices, respectively. Volz joins K&L Gates from Dechert LLP, while Summerfield arrives from Stadheim & Grear, Ltd.

More >>

Clyde & Co launches in Chicago and Washington, DC

International law firm continues significant US expansion with hire of ten-partner insurance and litigation group. US and international law firm Clyde & Co is pleased to announce a significant expansion in the United States with the hire of a ten-partner insurance and litigation group and the launch of offices in Chicago and Washington, DC.

More >>