www.muchlaw.com
Phone: 312-521-2000
Much Shelist, P.C.

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

Experience

We routinely handle complex transactions and litigation for businesses of all sizes. Our clients include financial institutions, private equity groups, public and private companies, middle-market businesses, 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 legal services in a wide range of areas, including corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, startups and venture capital, commercial finance, and taxation. We also offer services related to labor and employment, 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.

Service

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 they appreciate our blend of business pragmatism and legal acumen.

Principal
David is an experienced corporate attorney who represents public and private companies and strategic and financial parties. He focuses his transactional practice on mergers, acquisitions,…
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Associate
Patrick focuses his practice on litigation and dispute resolution in the construction industry. His experience spans commercial, contract, real estate, employment, and insurance defense…
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Principal
Steve is a valued legal and business counselor who focuses on complex business litigation. He has argued successfully before federal and state appellate courts across the country as well as…
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Principal
Daniel R. Bronson is a Principal at Much Shelist's Chicago office. Dan has more than 35 years of experience representing property owners and developers in a variety of real estate…
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Co-Chairman
David T. Brown is a Principal at Much Shelist's Chicago office. David is the legal quarterback for his clients, counseling public companies and closely held businesses on complex matters,…
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Principal
Michael D. Burnstein is a Principal at Much Shelist's Chicago office. Michael counsels community, regional, and national banks in a variety of real estate financing transactions. His…
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The success of Much’s Construction practice is built on lawyers who truly understand the construction industry, your specific business, and the challenges you face. We’ve been there. In…
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Principal
Scott L. David is a Principal at Much Shelist's Chicago office. Scott advises real estate funds and private and public companies on a variety of business transactions, including the buying…
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Principal
Harold Dembo is a Principal at Much Shelist's Chicago office. Harold is an experienced transactional attorney with a focus on real estate. He represents lenders, builders, entrepreneurs,…
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Principal
Laura Elkayam is a Principal at Much Shelist's Chicago office. Laura helps clients navigate a variety of complex litigation matters, including breach of contract claims, shareholder…
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Matthew J. Feery is a Principal at Much Shelist's Chicago office. Vice chair of the firm's Labor & Employment group, Matt helps employers of all sizes develop strategies and solutions…
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Principal
Scott R. Fradin is a Principal at Much Shelist's Chicago office. Scott serves as co-chair of the firm's Construction group. A highly experienced attorney and licensed architect who…
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Associate
Charlotte Franklin is a Principal at Much Shelist's Chicago office. Charlotte defends and counsels clients on all labor and employment matters. She represents employers of varying sizes in…
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Principal
Irv is a one-stop shop when it comes to representing and counseling his clients on anything related to employment law and labor relations. Irv has extensive experience representing…
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Sheryl Jaffee Halpern is a Principal at Much Shelist's Chicago office. Sheryl helps employers make important decisions in a way that is designed to minimize risk. She counsels business…
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Principal
Vice chair of Much's Estate Planning & Wealth Transfer group, Mary provides clients with strategic advice regarding the full range of estate planning matters. She regularly counsels…
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Principal
Vice chair of the firm's Health Care group, Harold draws on his extensive trial and appellate practice to help pharmacies, pharmacists, and other health care providers resolve their most…
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Principal
Jeff is a deal attorney who represents private and public corporations, banks, and investment funds in a wide variety of finance matters. Jeff has more than 30 years of experience…
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Principal
Harlan is a trusted legal advisor with more than 35 years of experience counseling clients on a wide variety of business matters. He handles corporate and real estate transactions of all…
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Principal
Chair of Much's Labor & Employment group, Camille focuses her practice on the prevention and resolution of labor, employment, and commercial disputes. A highly experienced legal advisor…
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Our team is experienced in all aspects of the laws that affect the employment relationship. We work with employers across a wide range of industries throughout the country. Using our…
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Principal
Josh has over 35 years of experience guiding companies through complex construction and design projects. Known for his deep industry knowledge, he handles disputes, contracts, licensing,…
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Principal
For almost three decades, Greg has helped clients preserve financial legacies. He advises high-net-worth individuals, family office administrators, business owners, entrepreneurs,…
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Managing Partner
Deep industry experience and a network of key relationships define Courtney's role as a seasoned real estate attorney. Buyers, sellers, investors, and lenders rely on her insight for…
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Principal
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…
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Special Counsel
Fran focuses her practice on the health care industry, including legal and regulatory issues affecting nursing homes, assisted living facilities, supportive living facilities, hospices,…
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Principal
Chair of the firm's Health Care practice and a registered pharmacist, Ned helps drug, pharmacy, and other health care clients meet the demands of federal and state regulators, strengthen…
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Litigation is a tool for solving corporate problems – not merely a transaction or a means to an end. Our attorneys will defend your position in disputes in federal and state trial courts,…
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You are a dedicated business owner or successful executive – you don’t need to be over lawyered. You deserve smart attorneys who provide practical solutions to complex legal issues and take…
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From general counseling to corporate transactions, regulatory matters, and disputes, Much’s Health Care attorneys provide strategic, straightforward solutions to the complex issues our…
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Across a wide range of industries, Much’s Intellectual Property team assists clients in protecting, enforcing, and utilizing their intellectual property both domestically and…
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Principal
Bob is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on health care regulatory counseling and litigation, employment-related counseling and litigation, and commercial litigation,…
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Principal
David is an experienced trial and transactional attorney who represents clients in a broad array of construction, real estate, and contractual matters. David advises developers, investors,…
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Principal
Chair of the firm's Estate Planning & Wealth Transfer group, Kevin counsels individuals and families with respect to estate and gift planning, estate and trust administration, business…
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Special Counsel
Marc utilizes his broad business and legal experience to represent clients in corporate transactions, financial and lending transactions, real estate transactions, and commercial litigation…
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Principal
Marty focuses his practice on the defense of attorneys and law firms in ethical and legal malpractice matters that generally arise from commercial engagements. He has represented an AmLaw…
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Principal
Neil 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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Principal
Joel brings more than 30 years of experience to clients engaged in all phases of commercial real estate transactions, locally and nationally. Drawing on his well-honed skills as a strategic…
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Principal
Construction, design, and real estate clients rely on Dan's decades of experience and valuable in-house perspective when they face big challenges and big opportunities. He offers them a…
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Principal
Jason is an accomplished business litigator, with significant experience also representing corporate policyholders in a wide range of insurance coverage disputes. He serves as chair of the…
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Co-Chairman
With 30 years of experience practicing corporate law, Mitchell serves as a trusted advisor who brings deep experience in business management and the negotiation of complex mergers and…
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Principal
Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property practice, Adam counsels clients on patents, trademarks, and copyright matters, as well as a broad range of technology matters, including…
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Principal
Joanne has deep experience handling a broad range of complex commercial litigation, with a strong emphasis on class action defense. She has successfully defended class actions in federal…
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Principal
Chair of the Restructuring, Insolvency & Special Situations group, Jeff represents secured and unsecured creditors in out-of-court restructurings and business reorganizations under…
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Principal
With over four decades of experience, Steve provides valuable transactional and corporate counsel to a wide range of clients, from public companies and privately owned businesses to…
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Principal
Trained as a trial attorney and as a mediator, Ed focuses on the efficient prevention, management, and resolution of disputes for businesses, organizations, and individuals. Ed’s primary…
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Principal
Mike draws on more than 20 years of business law experience to represent clients in a variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and…
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Vice chair of the firm's Corporate & Finance group, Peter focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and outside general counsel services for private and public companies,…
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Principal
Jon helps clients determine practical solutions to business and legal problems. Frequently acting as outside general counsel, he focuses on contract negotiations, commercial transactions,…
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Principal
Gregg is a respected authority on estate and trust matters with more than 30 years of experience in taxation and wealth preservation strategies. He represents individuals, families, and…
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Principal
Steve works with clients on real estate and general business transactions. His clients range from real estate companies, REITs and large banks, and other financial institutions, to…
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Principal
Glenn maintains a diverse real estate practice, advising on acquisitions, dispositions, development, leasing, and financing. Based out of the Newport Beach, California office, he heads Much…
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Associate
I’m often helping clients at difficult moments in their lives. One of my goals in estate planning is to try and make these moments a little easier and kinder for them when possible.
Priya…
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Principal
With over 20 years of experience, Julia is an accomplished corporate and tax attorney who provides top-level service and practical advice across a broad variety of transactional matters.…
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Principal
Jonathan is a principal in the firm's Labor & Employment and Commercial Litigation groups. He represents clients in employment, commercial, and product liability litigation in…
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Principal
Chair of the firm's Corporate & Finance group, Michael is an accomplished business attorney. He is experienced in structuring and negotiating business transactions for clients ranging…
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Katharine G. Shaw of Much Shelist has been selected as a National Law Review 2021 Go To Thought Leader for her contributions regarding COBRA subsidy updates under the American Rescue Plan Act. ("ARPA")  NLR readers turned to Ms. Shaw's articles for well-thought-out guidance on  COBRA subsidy timelines, eligibility, coverage changes, and appreciate her actionable suggestions for compliance. 

 

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