July 3, 2020

Volume X, Number 185

Katten

2019 NLR Award Katten is a firm of first choice for clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services in the United States and abroad. Our nationally recognized practices include commercial finance, corporate, environmental, financial services, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, structured finance and securitization, and trusts and estates. Our approximately 650 attorneys serve public and private companies, including one-third of the Fortune 100, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals. We provide full-service legal advice from locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai.

We forge partnerships with our clients based on our uniquely flexible and entrepreneurial culture. Knowing the law is not enough: we understand our clients’ business objectives and address their legal needs in a manner that is consistent with the “big picture.” Our clients see us as trusted advisors and we demonstrate our value every day in the successful results we earn.

Katten is deeply committed to diversity and we are frequently honored for our diversity program. We value the talents and perspectives of our diverse teams of attorneys, building stronger solutions for our clients and a better workplace for everyone.

Through our pro bono program, our attorneys and other legal professionals give their time, resources and talent to serve individuals and organizations in need, to engage in important national litigation and to partner with local legal service providers to ensure access to the justice system. We understand that by enriching the lives of those around us, we grow as a firm and as individuals. With our Katten Cares program, we have invested millions of dollars and thousands of hours in making a positive impact on our communities through sponsorship of local community service programs and the charitable activities of our attorneys and staff.

Katten is intensely focused on ensuring that we offer the best services to our clients and, in turn, sharing our support with community organizations.

 

Contributing authors from Katten :

David A. Brennand, Financial Services Lawyer, Katten Muchin Law Firm
Partner
David Brennand is a partner in the Financial Services practice in Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP. David provides advice to a wide range of clients active in asset management on a broad...
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Bryan K. Brown, Litigation Legal Specialist, Katten Muchin Law Firm
Special Counsel
Bryan Brown has more than 10 years of experience in complex litigation, regulatory and administrative matters. He represents major waste generators and de minimis potentially responsible...
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Matthew S. Brown, Katten Muchin Law Firm, Business Lawyer
Partner
Matthew S. Brown is head of Katten’s Entrepreneurial Ventures practice and represents a wide range of businesses, entrepreneurs and investors in mergers and acquisitions, venture and angel...
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Alan J. Brudner, Katten Muchin, regulatory investigation lawyer, Government
Partner
Alan Brudner has more than 25 years of experience representing institutions and individual clients in government and regulatory investigations, as well as internal investigations and...
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Diane B. Burks, Katten Muchin Law firm, Estates Legal Specialist
Associate
Diane B. Burks concentrates her practice in corporate and trusts and estates matters. Her practice focuses on estate planning, estate administration, and gift, estate and generation-...
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Lawrence B. Buttenwieser, Katten Muchin Law Firm, Estates Lawyer, New York, NY office
Of Counsel
Lawrence B. Buttenwieser concentrates his practice in trusts and estates law, with a focus in estate planning and administration law.   Education:   JD, Yale Law School  MA, The University...
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Mark T. Ciani, Litigation Attorney, Katten Law Firm
Associate
Mark T. Ciani works on a variety of litigation matters, including shareholder class action and derivative suits, state and federal regulatory inquiries, white collar cases, internal...
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Partner
Angelo Ciavarella focuses on advising clients on a wide range of tax matters with particular emphasis on domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions...
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Lisa A. Clark Finance Transactions Katten Muchin Rosenman Washington, DC
Associate
Lisa Clark is an associate in the Washington, DC Corporate practice. She focuses her practice on asset finance transactions and has experience representing operating lessors, manufacturers...
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Nadira Clarke, Katten Muchin, Civil environmental Matters Attorney, Bench Trial Lawyer
Partner
Nadira Clarke manages complex, high-stakes criminal and civil environmental matters for companies and individuals. A former Assistant US Attorney and trial lawyer with the Department of...
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David P. Cohen, Real Estate Attorney, Katten Muchin Law Firm
Partner
David P. Cohen focuses his practice on real estate acquisitions, dispositions, finance and development. David represents lenders, investors, developers, owners and other sponsors in all...
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Wendy E. Cohen, Financial Services Lawyer, Katten Muchin Law firm
Partner
Wendy E. Cohen represents investment managers and other sponsors of domestic and offshore securities and commodities hedge funds, funds of funds and other public and private pooled...
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Christopher Collins Katten Law Firm London, UK
Associate
Christopher Collins advises clients across the financial services industry on regulatory and compliance matters and in relation to all types of financial instruments. He represents a wide...
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Our Corporate Practice provides sophisticated transactional representation and business counseling to national and global companies in a wide range of industries. Attorneys in the practice...
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Christina L. Costley, Litigation Lawyer, Katten Muchin law Firm
Associate
Christina L. Costley focuses her practice on complex business litigation. She represents public corporations and their officers and directors in securities class actions, shareholder...
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David A. Crichlow Litigation lawyer Katten Munchin
Partner
David A. Crichlow represents large companies in some of their most important litigation in federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals throughout the country...
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Chris DiAngelo, Finance Legal Specialist, Katten Law Firm
Managing Partner
Chris DiAngelo is managing partner of Katten's New York office and co-head of the Structured Finance and Securitization practice. He focuses his practice on structured finance and...
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David Y. Dickstein, Financial Services Lawyer, Katten muchin law firm
Partner
David Dickstein represents broker-dealers, investment advisers, investment companies and hedge funds in connection with a variety of regulatory, compliance and operational matters. David...
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Greg Dillard, Health Safety Attorney, Labor, OSHA, Katten Law Firm
Partner
Gregory C. Dillard (Greg) advises clients on health and safety (EHS) issues, and focuses on major accident response, including upstream, midstream and downstream PSM incidents and workplace...
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Karen B. Dine, Katten Muchin law firm, bankruptcy attorney
Partner
Karen B. Dine represents participants in every part of the capital structure in bankruptcy, insolvency and related matters. Her clients operate in diverse industries, including real estate...
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Michael J. Diver, Securities Litigation Legal Specialist, Katten Muchin
Partner
Michael J. Diver is the head of Katten's Chicago Securities Litigation and Enforcement practice. He represents public companies, financial services firms and other regulated entities, as...
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Chad Doobay, Katten Muchin, Public Finance Lawyer
Associate
Chad R. Doobay concentrates his practice in public finance. Chad has broad experience representing issuers, underwriters, borrowers and banks in financings related to nonprofit hospitals,...
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Joshua Druckerman, Katten Law Firm, Intellectual Property Attorney
Staff Attorney
Joshua Druckerman is a staff attorney in the Intellectual Property practice. 
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Kit Fowler Transactional Tax Planning Katten Muchin Rosenman London, UK
Associate
Kit Fowler helps his clients with tax planning, structuring and efficiency. Kit has worked on a range of matters for UK and international clients prior to joining Katten, including the UK...
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Brett Fox Commercial Finance Attorney Katten Law Firm
Partner
Brett Fox represents senior secured, first lien, second lien and mezzanine lenders in a range of commercial finance deals. Across industries, including sports, franchise, media and...
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Ashley Francois Corporate Attorney Katten Muchin Rosenman Dallas, TX
Associate
Ashley Francois is an associate who focuses on health care transactional and regulatory matters including mergers, acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and joint ventures. Helping...
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William Freeman, Bankruptcy Legal Specialist, Katten Law Firm
Partner
William B. Freeman practices in the areas of insolvency, creditors' rights and finance. Bill is a trusted advisor to many domestic and foreign banks, financial institutions, indenture...
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Jeff J. Friedman, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Attorney, Katten Muchin Law Firm
Partner
Jeff J. Friedman has more than 25 years of experience representing creditors and debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. He works in all aspects of bankruptcy law, including Chapter 11...
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Renée M. Friedman, Public Finance Lawyer, Katten Muchin Law Firm"
Partner
Renée M. Friedman devotes her practice to all aspects of public finance. She primarily handles financings for health care systems, cities, school districts, municipal utilities and...
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Roger P. Furey, Intellectual Property Attorney, Katten Muchin Law Firm
Managing Partner
Roger P. Furey is the managing partner of Katten’s Washington DC office and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He has more than 25 years of experience...
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Christina J. Grigorian, Banking legal Specialist, Katten Muchin Law firm
Special Counsel
Christina J. Grigorian counsels clients in all matters related to banks, bank holding companies, and state and foreign-licensed consumer and commercial lenders. Ms. Grigorian provides...
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Susan A. Grode, Katten Muchin, intellectual property licensing attorney, merchandising matters lawyer
Partner
Susan A. Grode focuses in entertainment, intellectual property, licensing, merchandising and interactive games and apps, social media, Internet and media law. Susan is recognized as one of...
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Michelle A. Gyves Employment Litigation and Counseling Attorney Katten Muchin Rosenman New York, NY
Partner
Michelle Gyves helps domestic and multinational employers navigate a wide range of employment issues with legal components to them. They include hiring and termination, compensation and...
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Karl Heisler, Katten Law Firm, Energy and Litigation Attorney
Partner
Karl Heisler's practice focuses on environmental and white collar law, with an emphasis on civil and criminal environmental enforcement and worker endangerment. He leads teams of attorneys...
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Samson Helfgott, international patent strategist, Katten Muchin Law firm New York Office
Of Counsel
Samson Helfgott has practiced for over 40 years in domestic and international patent, trademark and copyright matters, international patent strategy and patent and trademark administration...
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Christian B. Hennion, Finance Attorney, Katten Muchin Law Firm
Associate
Christian B. Hennion concentrates his practice in financial services and asset management matters, including counseling fund managers, registered investment advisers and commodity trading...
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Stewart B. Herman, Katten Muchin, Business Aircraft Transactions
Partner
Stewart Herman concentrates his practice in commercial- and business-aircraft transactions. He has extensive experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating leasing, sale and financing...
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Kelly D. Hine Litigation Attorney Katten Muchin Rosenman Dallas, TX
Partner
Kelly Hine helps businesses resolve disputes both in and out of court. When going to court, Kelly goes to win as a first-chair trial lawyer with more than 20 years of litigation experience...
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Christopher Hitchins, Katten Muchin London UK, investment documentation attorney, labor disputes management lawyer
Partner
Christopher Hitchins focuses his practice on the full range of employment law issues, acting for employers or senior individuals in a wide range of sectors, with a particular focus on the...
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Associate
Johnjerica Hodge concentrates her practice on appellate litigation, white collar criminal defense, environmental litigation and internal investigations. She has experience representing...
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Matthew Holub, Intellectual Property Legal Specialist, Katten Law Firm
Associate
Matthew M. Holub concentrates his practice on resolving intellectual property disputes, including complex patent litigation involving the Hatch-Waxman Act and Abbreviated New Drug...
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Matthew J. Hubenschmidt Transactional Tax Planning Attorney Katten Muchin Rosenman Chicago, IL
Special Counsel
Matthew Hubenschmidt develops creative solutions for the tax issues associated with capital market or financial endeavors. He provides advice on a wide range of corporate and partnership...
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Senior Associate
Paul Hynes is a senior associate in the Commercial Finance practice. Paul is admitted in New South Wales, Australia. Practices Commercial Finance
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Jessica M. Garrett, Katten Muchin, Intellectual Property Litigation Lawyer, Dispute Resolution Attorney
Associate
Jessica Garrett concentrates her practice in intellectual property and litigation and dispute resolution matters. She focuses primarily on intellectual property, advertising, marketing and...
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David S. Kravitz, Corporate Legal Specialist, Katten Muchin Law firm
Associate
David S. Kravitz concentrates his practice on a broad range of transactional, securities and general corporate matters. He regularly advises private equity sponsors, public and privately...
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Laura Krcmaric, Financial Services Attorney, Katten Law Firm
Associate
Laura Krcmaric represents clients in the financial services industry, focusing on regulatory and compliance work. Prior to joining Katten, Laura served as counsel for Credit Suisse, where...
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Robert Loewy, Tax Legal Specialist, Katten Muchin Law firm
Special Counsel
Robert Loewy concentrates his practice in tax planning and litigation. Robert advises domestic and foreign clients on a broad range of US and international tax issues. His practice is both...
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Michael J. Lohnes, Litigation Lawyer, Katten Muchin Law Firm
Partner
Michael J. Lohnes is a litigator who clients describe as “talented and persuasive” as well as “detailed and aggressive in his approach.” Mike helps clients find the most effective and cost...
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Kenneth G. Lore, Katten Muchin, Real Estate Layer, Complex Equity Attorney
Partner
Ken Lore serves as head of the Real Estate practice – East Coast. He focuses his practice on complex equity and debt real estate transactions, including multifamily rental properties,...
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Timothy J. Lynes, Aviation Attorney, Katten Muchin Law Firm
Partner
Timothy J. Lynes is the head of the firm’s Aviation practice. He has been representing manufacturers, lessors, airlines and their insurers in the sale, leasing and financing of aircraft for...
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Zachary McCullough Corporate Attorney
Associate
Zachary McCullough is an associate in the Corporate practice. Bar Admissions Illinois
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Associate
Margaret McQuade concentrates her practice on matters of employment law and executive compensation, with an emphasis on negotiating and drafting a wide range of agreements, and mediating...
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Michael G. Melzer, Katten Muchin, Government Lawyer, Public Finance Attorney
Associate
Michael G. Melzer concentrates his practice in public finance matters serving in project finance and regulatory capacities as bank counsel, bond counsel, borrowers’ counsel, disclosure...
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Elise Michael, Katten Law Firm, New York, Finance Law Attorney
Associate
Elise Michael represents clients in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Katten, Elise was at J.P. Morgan Chase, where she supported the Private Bank’s advisory and...
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Bernard Miller Health Care Attorney Katten Muchin Rosenman Dallas, TX
Associate
Bernard Miller concentrates his health care practice on a broad range of regulatory, transactional and corporate governance matters. He excels at providing guidance, conducting research and...
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Glenn S. Miller, Tax Legal Specialist, Katten Law Firm
Partner
Glenn Miller brings a creative, problem-solving approach to the tax issues present in a wide range of domestic and international transactions and controversies, including taxable and tax-...
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Associate
Sean Miller is an associate in the Financial Services practice.
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Tenley Mochizuki, Katten Muchin Law Firm, Litigation Lawyer
Associate
Tenley Mochizuki concentrates her practice in litigation and dispute resolution matters. While attending law school, Tenley participated in the Advocacy for the Elderly Clinic and worked on...
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Deepro Mukerjee Intellectual Property Attorney Katten Law Firm
Partner
Deepro R. Mukerjee is the national co-chair of Katten's Patent Litigation practice and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. He represents the world's largest generic pharmaceutical...
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Christine M. Murphy Real Estate Attorney Katten Muchin Rosenman New York, NY
Partner
Christine Murphy helps clients with real estate finance, development, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and joint ventures. Her support covers construction, conventional and mezzanine...
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Saul E. Rudo, Tax Planning lawyer, Katten Law Firm
Partner
Saul E. Rudo is the national head of Katten's Tax Planning practice, a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. He concentrates his practice in the area of tax...
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Martin Q. Ruhaak, Katten Muchin Law Firm, private equity transactions lawyer
Partner
Martin Ruhaak concentrates his practice on corporate matters, with an emphasis on private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, distressed investments and securities matters. He...
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Sarah Simpson, Katten Law Firm, London, Intellectual Property Attorney
Associate
Sarah Simpson is an associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP. Sarah practices commercial and intellectual property law, with a particular focus on EU and UK trademarks, brand protection,...
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Victoria Sinton Commercial Finance Attorney Katten Muchin Rosenman London, UK
Associate
Victoria Sinton is a banking and finance lawyer located in London. She has banking and finance experience in the United Kingdom, Africa, the Caribbean and the Channel Islands with a...
44 (0) 20 7770 5257
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Trisha Sircar Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity Attorney Katten Muchin Rosenman New York, NY
Partner
The value of data as an asset has increased substantially in today's global digital economy. In the high-stakes environment of global intellectual property and technology services,...
212.940.8532
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Andrew R. Skowronski, Chicago, Katten Muchin, employee benefits attorney, executive compensation lawyer
Associate
Andrew R. Skowronski concentrates his practice in employee benefits and executive compensation matters. He counsels and advises buyers, sellers and management in the context of corporate...
312.902.5230
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Robert E. Smith, Katten Muchin, Shareholder Lawsuit Attorney, Dispute Resolution Lawyer,
Of Counsel
Robert Smith has more than 40 years of experience litigating complex commercial and business matters of all kinds, including in the areas of securities, accountants’ liability, shareholder...
212.940.8850
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Robert T. Smith, Environmental Litigator, Katten Law Firm, Washington DC Office
Associate
Robert T. Smith’s practice includes complex civil and criminal appeals, environmental enforcement and regulation, white collar criminal matters and internal investigations. He is as...
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Brian Sodikoff, Patent Litigator, Katten Law Firm, Chicago Office
Partner
Brian Sodikoff advises clients on patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret matters. He devotes a significant part of his practice to complex patent litigation and has worked on all...
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Gil Rudolph, White Collar Defense Attorney, litigator Katten Muchin Chicago firm
Managing Partner
Gil M. Soffer is managing partner of Katten's Chicago office and national co-head of the White Collar Defense, Internal Investigations and Compliance practice. He also serves as hiring...
312-902-5474
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Steven P. Solow, Katten Muchin, Environment Workplace Safety lawyer
Partner
Steven P. Solow is co-head of Katten's Environmental and Workplace Safety practice and co-head of the White Collar, Investigations and Compliance practice in the firm's Washington, DC...
202-625-3550
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Michael Speranza, Katten Muchin, structured finance lawyer, corporate trustees attorney
Counsel
Michael Speranza is of counsel at Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP with experience in real estate finance, commercial real estate, development, funds, structured finance, corporate trustees...
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Mark D. Wood, corporate securities lawyer Katten Muchin Chicago Law firm
Partner
Mark D. Wood is head of Katten's Securities practice and concentrates in corporate and securities law. Mark represents public companies, issuers and investment banks in initial public...
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Danny Worrell, Environmental Litigation, Superfund, Katten Law Firm
Partner
Danny Worrell focuses his practice on environmental contested case permitting and enforcement, Superfund litigation, and transactions and investigations involving environmental matters. He...
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