April 30, 2017

Much Shelist, P.C.

Phone: 312-521-2000

Much Shelist was established in 1970 as a law firm with a focus on business counseling, transactional law and litigation. Today, we are a firm of approximately 100 attorneys with a culture of personal service and creativity more typical of a smaller firm, yet with the sophistication and resources that clients expect from the largest law firms.

We routinely handle large and complex transactions and litigation for businesses of all sizes. Our clients include financial institutions, private equity groups, public and private companies with a global presence, middle-market businesses, families and high-net-worth individuals. We have substantial experience representing a range of manufacturers, distributors and service companies in various industries, from technology start-ups to mature businesses with a focus on growth strategies, market penetration and succession plans.

The firm offers business and litigation services in a wide range of areas, corporate law; mergers and acquisitions; private equity; venture capital and emerging growth companies; commercial finance; taxation and business planning; labor and employment; commercial real estate and construction; business litigation and dispute resolution; insurance coverage and risk management; intellectual property and technology; health care law; creditors' rights, insolvency and business bankruptcy; and wealth transfer and succession planning.

Our attorneys are committed to developing meaningful client relationships. By knowing our clients and their businesses, we believe we can better understand their needs and goals, and help deliver more effective solutions. We emphasize direct, personal communications that enable us to anticipate client needs and respond quickly to new business and legal developments. The result? Our clients tell us that they appreciate our blend of business pragmatism and legal acumen.

At Much Shelist, we are practical and sensitive to clients' cost concerns. We offer clients a variety of fee arrangements and regularly structure plans that are tailored to our clients' unique needs.

We have been recognized by our clients and peers as one of the nation's leading law firms. The National Law Journal selected Much Shelist as one of only 20 U.S. law firms featured on the "Midsize Hot List" in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Much Shelist was also featured in Fortune magazine's "2013 Top Ranked Law Firm" list by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®. Of the 254,000 firms rated by Martindale-Hubbell, only 1,000 achieved the status of Top Ranked Law Firm. Currently, the average peer rating of Much Shelist attorneys on the Martindale-Hubbell website is 5.0 out of 5.0 — a perfect record. We were also named by the Chicago Tribune as one of Chicago's top 100 workplaces in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Contributing authors from Much Shelist, P.C. :

David A. Alman, Business Attorney, Much Shelist Law Firm
Principal
David A. Alman, a Principal in the firm's Business & Finance group, concentrates his practice in corporate business and finance transactions. David represents a diverse group of clients...
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William N. Anspach, Jr., Labor Law Attorney, Much Shelist Law firm
Principal
William N. Anspach, Jr., heads the firm's Employee Benefits practice. He has extensive experience in virtually all areas of employee benefits, including designing and implementing qualified...
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Christian Auty, Much Shelist, pharmaceutical attorney, health care dispute lawyer, regulatory enforcement law, data privacy legal counsel
Principal
Christian Auty is an experienced litigator who helps pharmaceutical and health care clients resolve complex disputes, conduct internal investigations, and respond to regulatory and law-...
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Steven P. Blonder, Much Shelist Law Firm, Business Attorney
Principal
Steven P. Blonder is a valued legal and business counselor in a wide range of matters. As a skilled advocate whose practice focuses on complex business litigation, Steve has argued...
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David T. Brown, Much Shelist Law firm, Transactional Lawyer
Principal
David T. Brown, Chairman of the Board of Much Shelist, P.C. (previously Chair of the firm's Management Committee for 13 years), is actively involved in strategic planning and leadership...
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Michael D. Burstein, Much Shelist Law Firm, Real Estate Attorney
Principal
Michael D. Burstein, a member of the firm's Real Estate practice group, represents clients in a broad range of commercial real estate and real estate finance transactions. Michael's...
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Harold S. Dembo, Much Shelist Law Firm, Real Estate Attorney
Principal
An experienced transactional attorney with a primary focus on real estate, Harold S. Dembo serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate group. His practice emphasizes the representation of lenders...
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Scott L. David, Commercial Real Estate Attorney, Much Shelist Law Firm
Principal
Scott David advises real estate funds, private and public companies on a full range of commercial real estate matters and business transactions, including the buying, selling and leasing of...
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Marissa L. Downs, Litigation Attorney, Much Shelist Law Firm
Associate
Marissa L. Downs is an experienced litigator who represents manufacturers, financial institutions, trustees and other clients in a broad range of complex commercial litigation matters,...
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Jonna Daleiden Eimer, Much Shelist Law firm, Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney
Principal
Jonna Daleiden Eimer concentrates her transactional practice in mergers and acquisitions, general corporate law and health care law. Jonna represents a wide variety of organizations, from...
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David A. Eisenberg Associate, Construction Attorney, Much Shelist Law Firm
Associate
David Eisenberg regularly represents owners, architects, contractors and subcontractors in legal matters pertaining to construction and design. Whether it is drafting construction contracts...
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Scott R. Fradin, Construction Attorney, Much Shelist Law firm
Principal
Scott Fradin serves as Co-chair of the firm’s Construction Group.  In his practice, Scott draws on his significant experience as both an attorney and a licensed architect (having practiced...
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Matthew J. Feery, Much Shellist, Workplace termination lawyer, restrictive covenants attorney
Associate
Matthew J. Feery helps employers of all sizes develop best practices, strategies and solutions to promote compliance with federal, state and local labor and employment laws while also...
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Jeffrey L. Gansberg, Much Shelist Law Firm, Bankruptcy Attorney
Special Counsel
Jeff Gansberg is an experienced bankruptcy, creditors' rights, and trial attorney with an extensive background in both the transactional and litigation aspects of insolvency, reorganization...
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Irving M. Geslewitz, Much Shelist Law Firm, Labor Employment Attorney
Principal
Irv Geslewitz, a is a "one-stop shop" when it comes to representing and counseling his clients in any matter relating to employment laws and labor relations. A principal in the firm's Labor...
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Gregory D. Grove, Much Shelist Law Firm, Business Attorney
Principal
Greg Grove serves as the Chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice with a focus on  business transactions and counseling. He advises funds, strategic...
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Sheryl Jaffee Halpern, Much Shelist Law firm, Labor Employment Attorney
Principal
Sheryl Jaffee Halpern, chair of the firm's Labor & Employment group, helps employers make important decisions about their employees in a way that is designed to minimize risk. counsels...
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James P. Hanrath, Intellectual Property Attorney, Much Shelist law firm
Principal
James P. Hanrath has practiced law for more than 30 years. A member of the firm's Intellectual Property & Technology group, Jim is a registered United States patent attorney serving the...
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Harold Hilborn, Much Shelist, pharmacies attorney, regulatory dispute lawyer, anti-kickback statute, prescription-drug marketing legal counsel
Principal
Harold Hilborn draws on his extensive trial and appellate practice to help pharmacies, pharmacists and other healthcare providers resolve their most pressing business and regulatory...
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 Thomas C. Koessl, Corporate Attorney, Much Shelist Law Firm
Principal
Tom Koessl defends corporations and individuals against employment-related claims, helping businesses and executives avoid or minimize the financial and public-relations costs associated...
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Jonathan Loew, Litigation, Much Shelist law firm
Special Counsel
Jonathan L. Loew is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on civil trials, complex and critical motions, and appellate matters. For decades, Jonathan has represented lawyers,...
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Josh M. Leavitt, Construction Law Attorney, Much Shelist, Law Firm
Principal
Josh Leavitt concentrates his practice in construction law, including disputes, contracts, and counseling on industry risk. He has over 25 years of construction law experience, and is an...
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Frances D. Meehan, Much Shelist Law firm, Health Care Lawyer
Special Counsel
Fran Meehan focuses her practice on the health care industry, including legal and regulatory issues affecting nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, supportive-living facilities,...
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Melinda J. Morales, Complex Commercial Litigator, Much Shelist Law firm
Principal
Melinda J. Morales is an accomplished litigator with 20 years of experience representing businesses and individuals in a broad range of complex class action and commercial litigation...
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Morrie Much, Real Estate Lawyer, Business Attorney, Much Shelist Law Firm
Principal
The founder of the firm in 1970, Morrie Much (retired) was an experienced real estate and business lawyer who advised clients in virtually all aspects of commercial real estate transactions...
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Gregory Mann, Much Shellist Law Firm, Wealth Transfer Attorney
Principal
For more than 20 years, Greg Mann has helped clients preserve financial legacies.  As Vice Chair of the firm's Wealth Transfer & Succession Planning group, Greg counsels high-net worth...
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Ned Milenkovich, Much Shelist, Whole Sale Distribution Policy Lawyer, State Regulation Attorney,
Principal
Ned Milenkovich, co-chair of the firm’s Health Care practice, helps health care and drug & pharmacy clients meet the demands of federal and state regulators, strengthen their positions...
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Robert Neiman, health care regulatory counseling attorney, Much Shelist, Law Firm
Principal
  Bob Neiman, co-chair of the firm’s Health Care practice, is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on health care regulatory counseling and litigation, employment-related...
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Norman B. Newman, Much Shelist Law Firm, Creditors' Rights Attorney, Bankruptcy Lawyer
Principal
A creditors' rights, insolvency and bankruptcy attorney for 35 of his 39 years in practice. Norm has represented debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees and...
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Kevin Noonan, Estate Planning Attorney, Tax, Much Shelist Law FIrm
Principal
Kevin Noonan counsels individuals and families with respect to estate and gift planning, estate and trust administration, business succession issues and asset protection. Drawing on his...
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Kristin A. Nordman, Much Shelist, Chicago, Commercial Real Estate Lawyer,
Associate
Kristin Nordman works with clients to document, negotiate and close multimillion-dollar commercial real estate transactions and financings, and to resolve related business disputes. Kristin...
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Christopher Nybo, Employment Labor, Much Shelist Law Firm
Principal
Chris Nybo provides practical, cost-effective assistance to employers on a wide variety employment matters, including legal and regulatory compliance, preparing employment-related...
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Martin J. O’Hara, Litigation, Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Much Shelist Law firm
Principal
Marty O'Hara, Vice Chair of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group, concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and the defense of professionals in malpractice...
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Neil B. Posner, Insurance Coverage Attorney, Much Shelist Law firm
Principal
Neil Posner successfully counsels his clients on the complexities of buying and maintaining insurance, and using insurance as part of an overall risk-management program. Chair of the firm’s...
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Joel Resnick, Much Shelist Law firm
Principal
As a member of the firm's Real Estate practice group, Joel E. Resnick brings more than 30 years of experience to clients engaged in all phases of commercial real estate transactions,...
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Adam K. Sacharoff, Intellectual Property Lawyer, Technology Attorney, Much Shelist Law firm
Principal
Adam K. Sacharoff, Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property & Technology practice, counsels clients on patents, trademarks, and copyright matters, as well as a broad range of...
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Joanne A. Sarasin, Much Shelist Law firm
Principal
Joanne Sarasin concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation with specific emphasis on appellate practice, especially with regard to insurance coverage issues. She has...
312-521-2685
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Edward D. Shapiro, Much Shelist Law firm, Commercial Disputes Lawyer
Principal
Ed Shapiro has been Chair of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group since 2007. Trained as a trial attorney and as a mediator, his practice focuses on the efficient...
312-521-2421
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Michael B. Shaw, Corporate Law Attorney, Much Shelist Law Firm
Principal
Michael Shaw, Chair of the firm's Business & Finance group, concentrates his practice in corporate law and heads the Private Equity practice. Mike represents clients in connection with...
312-521-2610
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Jonathan D. Sherman, Much Shelist Law Firm
Principal
Jonathan D. Sherman is a trusted legal advisor and litigator with more than 30 years of experience counseling publicly traded and privately owned companies in numerous industries, including...
312-521-2687
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Gregg M. Simon, Much Shelist Law Firm, Wealth Transfer Lawyer, Succession Planning Attorney
Principal
Gregg Simon is a respected authority on estate and trust matters with nearly 30 years of experience in taxation and wealth preservation strategies.  Chair of the firm’s Wealth Transfer...
312-521-2605
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Shawn M Staples, Principal, Much Shelist Law Firm
Principal
Shawn Staples focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, appellate litigation, and defense of professional malpractice claims. Shawn has extensive experience inside and outside...
312-521-2726
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Abraham J. Stern, Business and Finance Lawyer, Healthcare Attorney, Much Shelist Law Firm
Special Counsel
Abraham J. Stern, Special Counsel in the Business & Finance group and a member of the firm's Health Care Law practice, is a business attorney with nearly three decades of experience...
312-521-2479
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Jeff Schwartz, bankruptcy attorney, Much Shelist law firm
Principal
Jeffrey M. Schwartz, a Principal in the firm's Creditors' Rights, Insolvency & Bankruptcy group, focuses his practice on the representation of secured and unsecured creditors in...
312-521-2626
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Steve Schwartz, Transaction, Tax, Attorney, Much Shelist Law Firm
Principal
An accomplished transactional attorney with over 35 years of experience, Steve Schwartz’s corporate practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions; private offerings of debt and equity;...
312-521-2496
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Glenn D. Taxman, Real Estate Lawyer, Orange County Attorney, Much Shelist Law firm
Principal
  Glenn Taxman heads Much Shelist’s Orange County, California office and is a member of the firm's Management Committee. Glenn maintains a diverse practice across the primary real estate...
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Ed Walsh, Environmental Attorney, Much Shelist
Principal
Ed Walsh focuses his practice on environmental law, leveraging his more than 25 years of experience to advise business enterprises in transactional, litigation and counseling matters. Ed...
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