CBA Record March/April 2022
Law at the Library Thank you to our members for making the Law at the Library program in Chicago with the Chicago Public Library and the Evanston Public Library, a great success. In November, Ted Kontopoulos and Rick Najjar of BKD, LLP led a program about changes in the tax law. In January, Kevin Liu, Alan Ritchie , and Pat Huber of Pil- grim Christakis LLP presented a program on steps to cleaning up your credit. Upcom- ing sessions include: Tuesday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m., Planning Ahead: Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning; Tuesday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m., How to Start a Business; Tuesday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m., Landlord and Tenant Issues; and Tuesday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m., LGBTQIA+ the Law. Congratulations Jayne Reardon will retire as Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism in April… Jenner &Block partner Gail H. Morse was appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and reappointed to the Court’s Committee on Equality…CBA Second Vice President Ray J. Koenig III was reappointed to the Chicago Commission on Human Rela- tions… CBA Secretary Kathryn C. Liss is now Assistant Dean and Director of Law Career Services at DePaul University College of Law… Kyle T. Fahey and Peter M. Brady have become partners at Peck Ritchey LLC…Odelson, Sterk, Murphey, Frazier & McGrath, Ltd. added Priscilla Centeno as an associate to the firm… Cecelia M. Suh joined the law firm of Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn Ltd… Claudette P. Miller rejoined Fox Rothschild LLP as counsel in its Chicago office… CBA Past President Daniel A. Cotter was elected to The American Law Institute’s latest class…CBA Past President Judge Thomas R. Mulroy (ret.) started a new position as a Mediator/Arbitrator at Resolute Systems, LLC…Taft Law elected John McDonnell to partnership in the f irm’s Chicago off ice… Cook County Commissioner Lawrence J. Suffredin, Jr. received the Center for Disability & Elder Law’s Impact Award at its Winter Award Benefit… Edward Grossman won two gold medals at the World Armwrestling
Championships in both the right and left handed categories in the over 60 division… Freeborn and Peters LLP promoted Elitsa Dimitrova to partner… Justin K. Sei- gler was named a partner at BatesCarey LLP and Amanda Bushemi Buckley was promoted to special counsel… the City of Evanston has appointed Elrod Friedman LLP as the city’s first Special Ethics Coun- sel… Judge Moshe Jacobius retired from the bench after 31 years of service. The top 10 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers: Philip S. Beck , Bartlit Beck LLP; Robert A. Clifford , Clifford LawOffices; Thomas A. Demetrio , Corboy & Demetro; Patri- cia Brown Holmes , Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP; Elizabeth A. Kaveny , Kaveny + Kroll Trial Lawyers; Terri L. Mascherin , Jenner & Block LLP; Bruce R. Pfaff , Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd.; Joseph A. Power, Jr. , Power Rogers, LLP; Patrick A. Salvi , Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.; and Todd A. Smith , Smith LaCien LLP… Corboy & Demetrio partners: Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr., Michael K. Deme- trio, Francis Patrick Murphy, Daniel S. Kirschner, Michelle M. Kohut, William T. Gibbs and Edward G. Willer were selected to 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers, and attorneys Michael D. Ditore and Andrew P. Stevens were selected to 2022 Illinois Rising Stars…CBA Past President Aurora Austriaco and Sonni Choi Williams were honored at a recent dinner celebration of Asian American Women in Leadership… Wallace Legal Group LLC changed its name to Wallace Miller and added Mark Miller and Timothy Jackson as partners… Nielsen Zehe & Antas P.C. elected Jenna Mahoney to partner… Paul R. DeMuro has joined Nossaman LLP in Austin, Texas as of counsel. He was previously Chief Legal Officer, Health and Wellness for the Royal Palm companies inMiami, Florida… Chicago-based Chuhak & Tecson will move to new office space at 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1700, Chicago on April 1… Foley & Lardner announced the election and elevation of Emil P. Khatchatourian to partner… Polsinelli added Evan Knob- loch as a shareholder in the firm’s national Corporate and Transactions Group and its Private Equity Practice Group in its Chicago off ice… Nixon Peabody LLP announced its 2022 new partner class in its
Chicago office: Elizabeth ZamoraMeraz, William M. Kirby, and Joshua Scarbor- ough … Howard & Howard announced that Daniel A. Cotter and Scott C. Frost were named as 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers and Christopher A. Cali and Tiffany L. Carpenter were named as 2022 Illinois Rising Stars; Robert M. Mintz , Fragner Seifert Pace &Mintz, LLP, was recognized as a 2022 Illinois Super Lawyer… Goland Christie Taglia LLP promoted Katherine M. Oswald and NicholeM.F. Siedlarczyk to partner. Mary Smith has been nominated to be President-Elect of the American Bar Association. She is the first Native Ameri- can to hold this position… Schoenberg Finkel Beederman Bell Glazer LLC added Jason Newton as an attorney in its real estate tax practice… Lauren E. Dreifus has joined Golan Christie Taglia’s Com- mercial & Business Litigation practice as an associate… David Becker has joined Dickinson Wright’s Chicago office as Of Counsel… Mark Belongia has joined Hinshaw & Culbertson as a partner in the Commercial Transactions Practice Group in the Chicago office…Greenberg Traurig LLP elevated seven to shareholder in its Chicago office. They are: Hans Biebl, Alejandra Garcia Earley, Benjamin P. Gilford, Caitlyn E. Haller, Martin J. Lee, LilyM. McNulty and Callie Sand … Holland &Knight’s Trisha Rich appeared on the February 13 CBS Morning News to discuss lawyer advertising… Cremer Law (formerly Cremer Spina) has moved offices to One N. Franklin, Suite 900, Chicago, Illinois 60606, 312-726-3800, www.cremerlaw.com. Condolences Condolences to the family and friends of William V. Johnson , Michael Lambert Igoe , and John Thomas “Tom” Long .
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