Joliet Business Lawyers

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John A. Sopuch III
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience

John A. Sopuch III, a trial lawyer with a history of winning some of the nation’s biggest verdicts, has joined The Collins Law Firm as Of Counsel. In 2002, the National Law Journal recognized John’s nearly $43... Read More »
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Kenneth A. Abraham
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 50 years experience

KENNETH A. ABRAHAM, RETIRED JUDGE Following 15 years of service as a judge, Ken has joined DiTommaso as a litigation consultant and a dispute resolution specialist heading DiTommaso's arbitration and mediation practices.... Read More »
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Erin E. Showerman
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Illinois Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Erin focuses her practice on banking, finance and commercial litigation. She has 9 years of experience representing creditors and financial institutions including national financial institutions and community banks. She... Read More »
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Mike Drabant
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

The John Marshall Law School and The John Marshall Law SchoolIllinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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Jennifer K. Kearney
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Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(815) 838-1000 58 N. Chicago St.
Ste 700
Joliet, IL 60432
Business, DUI, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Joliet, IL Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(815) 740-5010 14 West Cass Street
3rd Floor
Joliet, IL 60432
Business, Education and Real Estate
Northwestern University School of Law
Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer
(815) 715-6774 514 Western Ave
Joliet, IL 60435
Business, Divorce and Family
Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer
(815) 744-5300 1616 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL 60435
Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer
(815) 722-2252 54 N Ottawa St
Joliet, IL 60432
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(815) 744-9500 735 Essington Road
Suite 102
Joliet, IL 60435
Business
Joliet, IL Business Law Attorney
5 E Van Buren St
Joliet, IL 60432
Business, Criminal and DUI
Joliet, IL Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(815) 726-3600 2400 Glenwood Avenue
Suite 200
Joliet, IL 60435
Business
Joliet, IL Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(815) 723-0601 204 N Chicago St
Joliet, IL 60432
Business, Municipal and Real Estate
Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer
(815) 723-0628 58 E Clinton St
Joliet, IL 60432
Business and Real Estate
Edward X. Clinton, Sr.
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 67 years experience

The John Marshall Law School7th Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar, U.S. Supreme Court and Illinois
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Edward X. Clinton, Jr
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience

Harvard Law School and Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of TechnologyIllinois, 7th Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar, United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois and U.S. Supreme Court
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Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer
2720 Caton Farm Rd
Joliet, IL 60435
Business, Environmental and Real Estate
Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer
(815) 725-9981 822 129th Infantry Drive, #104
Joliet, IL 60435
Business
Joliet, IL Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(815) 744-9500 735 Essington Road
Suite 102
Joliet, IL 60435
Business
Mazyar M. Hedayat Esq.
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Romeoville, IL Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(630) 378-2200 1211 W Lakeview Ct
Romeoville, IL 60446
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, DePaul University and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Mazyar M. Hedayat is the principal of M. Hedayat & Associates, PC, a law firm that has represented Clients for nearly 25 years in the areas of business law and litigation, bankruptcy law and litigation, real property transactions and litigation, construction law and mechanics liens, corporate law, and more. After attending the University of Chicago and University of Michigan, Mr. Hedayat received his MBA from the U.M. Ross School of Business, and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Hedayat is a title insurance agent and operated a full-service title company for 6 years....
Brian C. Papo
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Plainfield, IL Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(815) 436-9410 15124 South Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60544
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Family and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Wendy M. Musielak
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Oswego, IL Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(630) 518-4002 123 W. Washington Street
Suite 334
Oswego, IL 60543
Business, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
Wendy M. Musielak attended DePaul University in Chicago, IL where she graduated with highest honors with a B.S. in Finance and Management. She earned her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in 2003. Wendy is admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois. Wendy concentrates her legal practice in family law matters including child custody and visitation, child support, alimony and spousal support, collaborative law, mediation, prenuptial agreements, litigation and appeals and complex litigation. Prior to being a partner with Andrew Cores Family Law Group, Wendy was a Staff Attorney for the...
Shawn M. Collins
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Naperville, IL Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(630) 527-1595 1770 Park St
#200
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationBusiness, Environmental, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Chicago
An outstanding trial attorney, Shawn Collins is at his best in a courtroom. Shawn has extensive experience handling “high stakes” litigation in environmental contamination, toxic tort, personal injury, and commercial cases. In addition to acquiring clean water and contamination free homes for thousands of families, Shawn has recovered over a $100 million on behalf of clients, including: including $8.5 million for the family of a firefighter killed in a motor vehicle accident; $16.9 million for families with groundwater contamination; $8.19 million for a town with vapor and groundwater contamination; $7.2 million for a plaintiff who contracted cancer after exposure to...
Robert M Motta
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Aurora, IL Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(630) 844-2766 1700 N. Farnsworth Ave
Suite 12
Aurora, IL 60505
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Robert Motta II is the Managing Partner at Motta & Motta LLC. He concentrates his law practice in criminal defense, DUI, divorce & family law. Robert was named 2014 Top 100 National Trial Lawyer and is known in the legal community for his unparalleled pre-trial and trial strategies.
Arik D. Hetue
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Burr Ridge, IL Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(630) 634-8401 1333 Burr Ridge Parkway
Suite 200
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
After 8 years defending employers with a respected Chicago defense firm, Arik started Hetue Law, P.C. with a mission of helping people navigate the legal issues surrounding starting and growing their businesses as an outside general counsel, and protecting their finances and families via proper estate planning.

Arik is a skilled business law attorney, with experience in risk management, HR planning, business entity formation, corporate dispute resolution, technology planning, technology licensing agreements, and has enjoyed outside general counsel status to a variety of small businesses and technology start ups. He is also an experienced estate planning attorney,...
Cynthia Pietrucha
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(630) 344-6370 1717 N. Naper Blvd
Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60563
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Employment
Northern Illinois University and University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
For all of your employment challenges, contact our firm at (630) 344-6370

My focus: Severance Agreements and Medical Leave violations.

Attorney Cynthia Pietrucha is an employment discrimination attorney who advocates for employees fired or forced to separate from their jobs. She also educates management, human resources, and corporate counsel on best practices for compliance with workplace laws.

Right to be Treated Equally: Representation for Workplace Discrimination or harassment on the basis of disability, pregnancy, race, gender, religion, and more. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for employees who work in Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Texas, Arkansas, California, and assistance to employers...
Richard A. Greenswag
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience

Rick was affiliated with and became a partner in the law firm Chandler & Greenswag, P.C. from 1979-1993. Thereafter, he operated the Law Offices of Richard A. Greenswag, P.C. from 1993 until he then became a founding... Read More »
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Vincent L. DiTommaso
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Experienced business law attorney, ready to fight for you and your company!

I am a skilled Chicago business law attorney. I am committed to providing professional legal representation for your business! Visit my website for client testimonials and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Robert L. Dawidiuk
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Naperville, IL Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(630) 527-1595 1770 Park St
#200
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Environmental and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Rob is a Partner at The Collins Law Firm, chairing its Banking & Financial Department. Rob focuses his practice on the representation of financial institutions and corporate clients in commercial banking and real estate litigation and transactions. Rob also serves as special counsel for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Rob is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, Northern District of Illinois, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He has also litigated in the federal and state courts of Virginia, Texas, California, Indiana and Wisconsin. Rob's representative clients include:...
James Gregory Lascola
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Orland Park, IL Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(312) 554-5585 9447 West 144th Place
Orland Park, IL 60462
Free ConsultationBusiness, DUI, Elder and Health Care
DePaul University
Offices in Chicago and Orland Park serving public, closely held for profit and not-for-profit entities, entrepreneurs and professionals in the health care, education, sports, construction and entertainment industries and their families with legacy preservation, estate planning, real estate, health care, business, trust administration, complex civil litigation, serious injury, adoption, agency, elder law, guardianship, professional responsibility and white collar criminal matters.
Jennifer Friedland
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Lisle, IL Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(630) 434-0400 1001 Warrenville Road
Suite 500
Lisle, IL 60532
Business and Appeals
Tulane University School of Law
Jennifer is a Partner who focuses her practice in commercial and business litigation and appellate practice. She has successfully tried both bench and jury trials. Jennifer has also written and argued appeals before the Appellate Courts of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is currently the Chair of the Appellate Law Committee of the DuPage County Bar Association. Jennifer is a Kentucky native and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2001. In 2006, she graduated from Tulane University Law School. While in law school, she earned an Environmental Law Certificate and was...
Ian Holzhauer
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(630) 355-8100 222 S Mill St
Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60540
Naperville, IL Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
Ian was raised in Naperville from birth until graduation from Naperville North High School in 2001. He received a full academic scholarship from the University of Florida, where he graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in History, summa cum laude. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2007. He is a member of the Order of the Coif, having graduated in the top 4% of his class at Georgetown.

After being admitted to the Illinois bar, Ian served as a uniformed attorney in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s (J.A.G.) Corps from 2007 until 2014....
Kevin P. O'Flaherty
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Tinley Park, IL Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(708) 894-3030 16557 Oak Park Avenue
Ste. B
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
At O’Flaherty Law, we are your community law firm. We are committed to providing personalized, efficient, and quality legal service. We pride ourselves on our “above-and-beyond” approach to client care, affordable fees, and communication. Please call us today at (630)324-6666 to schedule a free in-person or phone consultation. We are located in Downers Grove, Illinois. Our attorneys are happy to meet with you at our office or any other location convenient to you in order to work to accomplish your legal goals. Our team has expertise in many areas of law including but not limited to divorce and family...
Erin E. Showerman
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Naperville, IL Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(630) 527-1595 1770 Park St
#200
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Erin focuses her practice on banking, finance and commercial litigation. She has 9 years of experience representing creditors and financial institutions including national financial institutions and community banks. She is experienced in all areas of real estate litigation with a focus on residential and commercial mortgage lending litigation and counseling lenders in the best secured lending practices and collection strategies. Erin also represents banks and individuals in commercial litigation involving breaches of contract and fiduciary duties, fraud, statutory violations, consumer claims and corporate and partnership disputes, priority disputes, title claims and equitable subrogation. Additionally, she represents court appointed receivers in...
Andrew P. Cores
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Oswego, IL Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(630) 528-4002 123 W. Washington Street
Suite 334
Oswego, IL 60543
Business, Divorce and Family
Northwestern University School of Law
Andrew P. Cores is a graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Andrew earned his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Northwestern University School of Law in 1993. He is admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois. Andrew concentrates his family law practice in divorce, alimony and spousal support, child support, collaborative law, custody, prenuptial agreements, litigation and appeals, complex litigation, federal trial practice, state appellate practice, state trial practice, business law and mediation. Andrew has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer since 2012. He is a member of the DuPage County...
Edward John Manzke
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Naperville, IL Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(630) 527-1595 1770 Park St
#200
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationBusiness, Environmental, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Illinois College of Law
A gifted personal injury lawyer, Ed excels in understanding the facts and law concerning how a client was injured, and in developing a legal strategy to win just compensation. He is passionate about representing injured people who are at a low point in their lives and need legal help. A lawyer since 1992, Ed has won numerous verdicts and favorable settlements for his clients. In the past fifteen years, he has recovered over $100 million dollars. He has represented clients in the Illinois Supreme Court, the Illinois Appellate Court, Illinois state courts and federal courts throughout the country.

Ed has...
David B. Sosin
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Orland Park, IL Business Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(708) 448-8141 9501 W. 144th Place
Suite 205
Orland Park, IL 60462
Business, Estate Planning, Municipal and Real Estate
Northwestern University
Mr. Sosin is a Partner in the firm Sosin, Arnold & Schoenbeck Ltd. A 1972 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law, he has a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois. David Sosin has served as Village Attorney for the Village of Crestwood, Illinois for over a decade, and practices in all areas of auto dealership representation, real estate law, and zoning law. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

David Sosin was elected to the Illinois State Bar Association's College of Laureates in 2011, joining a select group of...
Bill Boznos
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Naperville, IL Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(630) 375-1958 1700 Park Street
Suite 203
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Estate Planning
John Marshall Law School
William P. Boznos is the founding attorney of Boznos Law. He brings a unique 360 degree perspective to its advice and advocacy. He has served as in house senior counsel for a Fortune 500 Company for over a decade. In addition, he has served as Director of Human Resources and Vice President of Human Resources for both privately held and large publicly held companies for years, including Harrah’s Casinos, the largest gaming operation in the world. This unique background gave him an unprecedented access to company CEO’s, human resources departments, and the corporate insight you need. He has represented both...
Makedonka Baloski
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

Makedonka Baloski earned a B.A. from Indiana University in 1996 with a double major in History and Anthropology with a concentration in Eastern European studies. In 2000, she received a J.D. from Valparaiso University... Read More »
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Misty J. Cygan
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Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience

Misty has worked hard to become an attorney, which was her dream. She earned her two undergraduate degrees while being on active duty in the United States Air Force. She graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina... Read More »
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Denice Gierach
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Naperville, IL Business Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(630) 756-1160 1776 Legacy Circle
Suite 104
Naperville, IL 60563
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Probate
Illinois Institute of Technology
Denice A. Gierach is a business lawyer with almost 30 years of experience representing business owners in the formation, franchising, and dissolution of businesses; representing employers in matters of employment and age discrimination in the workplace; and aiding individuals in matters of advanced estate planning, charitable giving, Medicare and Medicaid, and Social Security. As a Certified Public Accountant with a Master's degree in Management, Ms. Gierach also practices in the areas of Income Taxation, Federal Estate Taxation, and varied Real Estate Law, including commercial real estate. Ms. Gierach began her career in accounting working...
Mark Varboncouer
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Frankfort, IL Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(815) 278-2448 8767 Larawary Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
Business, IP, Patents and Personal Injury
University of Illinois College of Law
Mark Varboncouer is the founder of Varboncouer Law. Mr. Varboncouer is an experienced trial attorney who previously spent 10-plus years with Kirkland & Ellis LLP (“one of the nation's largest and most prestigious law firms”/ “known for its world-class litigation practice”/ “one of the ‘Fearsome Foursome’ — the four firms most likely to strike fear in opposing counsel”); and 4-plus years with another highly-prestigious 1,000-plus attorney law firm, McGuireWoods LLP, where he litigated a variety of issues: contracts, non-competes, tortious interference, unfair competition, fraud, licenses and complex intellectual property issues (e.g., patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, false advertising etc.)....
Leonard E. Hudson
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Naperville, IL Business Law Attorney
(630) 527-1595 1770 Park St
#200
Naperville, IL 60563
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Products Liability
The John Marshall Law School
High-Stakes Litigation - Business Disputes - Franchise Litigation

I represent individuals and companies in high-stakes lawsuits, business and investment disputes, and franchise matters. I trained at a top global law firm where I practiced complex commercial litigation for a decade. I practice now at a boutique law firm where I help entrepreneurs and small businesses with their most important "bet the company" matters.

My practice includes:
- Contract disputes
- Fraud cases
- Franchising and dealer terminations and regulatory compliance
- Securities & commodities litigation / enforcement and...
John A. Sopuch III
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Naperville, IL Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(630) 527-1595 1770 Park St
#200
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Pepperdine University School of Law
John A. Sopuch III, a trial lawyer with a history of winning some of the nation’s biggest verdicts, has joined The Collins Law Firm as Of Counsel.

In 2002, the National Law Journal recognized John’s nearly $43 million verdict (in Miami Cigar v. UST, et al., a business fraud case) as among the top 100 verdicts in the nation that year. In 2004, John did it again, with his $30 million verdict in a breach of contract case, Basic Capital Management Inc. v. Dynex Commercial, Inc.

Hailing from St. Louis, MO, John was born on March 21, 1965. Attending prep school at...
Therese L O'Brien
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Orland Park, IL Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(708) 364-0400 15020 S Ravinia Ave
Suite 20
Orland Park, IL 60462
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School and DePaul College of Law
Margaret Galka
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Naperville, IL Business Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(630) 527-1595 1770 Park St
#200
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationBusiness, Environmental, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Vermont Law School

Margaret Galka joined the Collins Law Firm in 2018 as an associate attorney. She focuses her practice in environmental litigation and personal injury.

Margaret graduated Magna Cum Laude from Vermont Law School, where she concentrated on environmental and energy law. While attending law school, Margaret worked as a clinician in the Environment and Natural Resources Law Clinic and clerked for a prominent law firm in Burlington, Vermont. Margaret also served as a Co-Chair of the Women's Law Group and as an editor of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law.

Prior to law school, Margaret graduated from the University of Vermont with a...
Timothy P. Collins
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Naperville, IL Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(630) 527-1595 1770 Park St
#200
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
David J Fish
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Naperville, IL Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(630) 355-7590 200 E. 5th Avenue
Suite 123
Naperville, IL 60565
Business and Employment
Northern Illinois University
David is also well-respected in the legal community. For example, he was named an Illinois “Rising Star” attorney by Law and Politics Magazine during 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He also received a 5.0 out of 5.0 “preeminent” ranking from Martindale Hubbell. David has, on several occasions, lectured at educational seminars for lawyers and other professionals. He has moderated a continuing legal education panel of federal magistrates and judges on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, he has presented before the Illinois State Bar Association on electronic discovery rules, and he testified before the United States Judicial Conference...
Julie Anderson-Kulovits
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Naperville, IL Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(866) 480-8223 1770 Park St, Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60563
Business
Northeastern Illinois University
Julie has been an attorney with The Collins Law Firm, P.C. since 2006, and concentrates her practice on the Firm’s litigation work as well as acting as outside general counsel to non-profit associations. Julie was admitted to the Bar of the State of Illinois in 2006, and earned her juris doctor degree from Northern Illinois University’s College of Law in May 2006, where she graduated summa cum laude. Prior to law school, Julie attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, receiving her B.A. in Business Administration in 2002. Julie is an active member of the American Society of...
Brent E. Ohlmann
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Naperville, IL Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(630) 355-8008 1730 Park St
#210
Naperville, IL 60563
Business, Communications, IP and Trademarks
Northern Illinois University
Peter M. LaSorsa
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Experienced business attorney concentrating in sexual harassment defense.

In today's uncertain world an ounce of prevention case save a company a great deal. I help companies avoid exposure on many business related issues. Read More »
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Julia Williams
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Illinois Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience

University of Maine School of LawIllinois and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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