March 20, 2019

Much Shelist, P.C.

Phone: 312-521-2000

2018 Go To Thought Leader AwardMuch 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 startups 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, including 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, 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 as one of only 20 U.S. law firms featured on the "Midsize Hot List" for six years between 2009 and 2016. Many of our attorneys are recognized by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, Leading Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell and U.S. News – Best Lawyers. We have also been named by the Chicago Tribune as one of Chicago's top 100 workplaces for six consecutive years from 2012 to 2018.

Contributing authors from Much Shelist, P.C. :

David A. Alman, Corporate Attorney, Much Shelist Law Firm, Chicago, Illinois
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...
William N. Anspach, Jr., Labor Law Attorney, Much Shelist Law firm
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...
Christian Auty, Much Shelist Law Firm, pharmaceutical attorney, health care dispute lawyer, Chicago, Illinois
Christian is an experienced litigator focused on data privacy and the intersection of technology and law. He counsels clients regarding compliance with data privacy regimes, including HIPAA...
Steven P. Blonder, Much Shelist Law Firm, Business Attorney
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...
David T. Brown, Much Shelist Law firm, Transactional Lawyer
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...
Michael D. Burstein, Much Shelist Law Firm, Real Estate Attorney
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...
Tower cranes are back on skylines as the construction industry emerges from challenging times. This emergence is sector-driven and success often depends on consolidation, innovation and a...
Harold S. Dembo, Much Shelist Law Firm, Real Estate Attorney
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...
Scott L. David, Commercial Real Estate Attorney, Much Shelist Law Firm
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...
Marissa L. Downs, Litigation Attorney, Much Shelist Law Firm
Marissa Downs is an experienced litigator who represents manufacturers, financial institutions, corporate officers and directors, shareholders, and other clients in a broad range of complex...
Jonna Daleiden Eimer, Much Shelist Law firm, Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney
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...
Laura helps employers implement best practices to promote compliance with federal, state, and local labor and employment laws, while remaining mindful of each company’s unique business...
Scott R. Fradin, Construction Attorney, Much Shelist Law firm
Scott serves as co-chair of the firm’s Construction Law group. A highly experienced attorney and licensed architect who practiced in the field for several years, Scott works closely with...
Matthew J. Feery, Much Shellist, Workplace termination lawyer, restrictive covenants attorney
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...
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...
Irving M. Geslewitz, Much Shelist Law Firm, Labor Employment Attorney
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...
Gregory D. Grove, Much Shelist Law Firm, Business Attorney
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...
Sheryl Jaffee Halpern, Much Shelist Law firm, Labor Employment Attorney
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...
James P. Hanrath, Intellectual Property Attorney, Much Shelist law firm
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...
Luke Harriman, attorney, MuchSheList
Luke provides comprehensive estate planning for professionals, business owners and their families, integrating sophisticated estate and gift tax planning with an understanding of personal...
Harold Hilborn, Much Shelist, pharmacies attorney, regulatory dispute lawyer, anti-kickback statute, prescription-drug marketing legal counsel
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...
Camille Khodadad Employment Attorney, Much Shelist Law Firm
Camille focuses her practice on the prevention and resolution of labor, employment and commercial disputes. A highly experienced legal advisor and litigator, she has counseled clients,...
James Ko Health Care Attorney
James utilizes his trial experience to advise health care providers on a wide range of disputes and regulatory issues. He represents doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and social...
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,...
Josh M. Leavitt, Construction Law Attorney, Much Shelist, Law Firm
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...
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,...
Melinda J. Morales, Complex Commercial Litigator, Much Shelist Law firm
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...
Morrie Much, Real Estate Lawyer, Business Attorney, Much Shelist Law Firm
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...
Gregory Mann, Much Shellist Law Firm, Wealth Transfer Attorney
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...
Nicholas McIntyre Real Estate Tax Attorney
Nick advises clients on a broad range of real estate tax matters related to commercial, industrial, residential and mixed-use developments. He is well-versed in all levels of ad valorem...
Ned Milenkovich, Much Shelist Law Firm, Health Care Policy Lawyer, Chicago, IL
Co-chair of the firm’s Health Care practice, Ned helps drug and pharmacy and other health care clients meet the demands of federal and state regulators, strengthen their positions in a...
Bob Morgan, Much Shellist, Healthcare Policy Attorney, Reform Legislation Lawyer, Illinois
Special Counsel
Bob Morgan is a health care regulatory and policy attorney with extensive experience in public service and the private sector. Bob helps hospitals, health systems, consulting firms,...
Robert Neiman, health care regulatory counseling attorney, Much Shelist, Law Firm
  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...
Norman B. Newman, Much Shelist Law Firm, Creditors' Rights Attorney, Bankruptcy Lawyer
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...
Kevin Noonan, Estate Planning Attorney, Tax, Much Shelist Law Firm, Chicago, IL
Vice chair of the firm's Wealth Transfer & Succession Planning group, Kevin counsels individuals and families with respect to estate and gift planning, estate and trust administration,...
Kristin A. Nordman, Much Shelist, Chicago, Commercial Real Estate Lawyer,
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...
Christopher Nybo, Employment Labor, Much Shelist Law Firm
Chris Nybo provides practical, cost-effective assistance to employers on a wide variety employment matters, including legal and regulatory compliance, preparing employment-related...
Martin J. O’Hara, Litigation, Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Much Shelist Law firm
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...
Neil B. Posner, Insurance Coverage Attorney, Much Shelist Law firm
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...
Joel Resnick, Much Shelist Law firm
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,...
Mitchell Roth, Managing Partner, Much Shelist Law Firm, Corporate Lawyer, Chicago, IL
Managing Partner
Mitchell is an accomplished attorney with more than 20 years of experience advising entrepreneurs, owners, investors and C-suite executives at large public and privately held companies. He...
Adam K. Sacharoff, Intellectual Property Lawyer, Technology Attorney, Much Shelist Law firm
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...
Joanne A. Sarasin, Much Shelist Law firm
Joanne Sarasin concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation with specific emphasis on appellate practice, especially with regard to insurance coverage issues. She has...
Edward D. Shapiro, Much Shelist Law firm, Commercial Disputes Lawyer
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...
Michael B. Shaw, Corporate Law Attorney, Much Shelist Law Firm
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...
Jonathan D. Sherman, Much Shelist Law Firm
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...
Gregg M. Simon, Much Shelist Law Firm, Wealth Transfer Lawyer, Succession Planning Attorney
Gregg is a respected authority on estate and trust matters with more than 30 years of experience in taxation and wealth preservation strategies. Chair of the firm’s Wealth Transfer &...
Shawn M Staples, Principal, Much Shelist Law Firm
Shawn Staples focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, appellate litigation, and defense of professional malpractice claims. Shawn has extensive experience inside and outside...
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...
Jeff Schwartz, bankruptcy attorney, Much Shelist law firm
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...
Steve Schwartz, Transactional law, Tax, Attorney, Much Shelist Law Firm Chicago
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;...


Glenn D. Taxman, Real Estate Lawyer, Orange County Attorney, Much Shelist Law firm
  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...
Julia Turk, Much Shelist Law Firm, Chicago, Business and Finance Law Attorney
Julia A. Turk represents clients in a variety of transactional matters, including federal, state and local income taxation and general corporate and partnership law. Julia is involved in...
Anthony C. Valiulis, Civil Trial Litigator, Much Shelist, Chicago Law Firm
Anthony C. Valiulis is an accomplished litigator with more than three decades of experience in a broad range of state and federal civil trial and appellate matters. A principal of the firm...
Ed Walsh, Environmental Attorney, Much Shelist
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...
Jim is a highly regarded legal advisor and litigator who taps his extensive trial and appellate experience to help clients identify potential issues, prevent costly business disruptions and...