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Jocelyn L. Koch
Jocelyn L. Koch
J. Joseph McCoy
J. Joseph McCoy
The law firm of HolmstromKennedyPC is pleased to announce that J. Joseph McCoy and Jocelyn L. Koch have become shareholders in the firm.

J. Joseph McCoy has represented dozens of companies in connection with business acquisitions and sales, providing counsel on all aspects of the transaction from negotiation to closing. Joe advises clients regarding business organization, governance, management, and growth. In addition to his work on business acquisitions and sales, Joe also has significant experience working with companies on intellectual property and privacy law issues, including advising health care providers on HIPAA and state privacy law compliance, as well as registering, managing, and enforcing trademarks and copyrights for his clients.

The suburban Chicago law firms of Momkus McCluskey LLC, Nyberg & Cassioppi, LLC, and Roberts PC announced today that their owners have agreed to merge their law practices effective July 1, 2016.

This merger creates a combined law firm of 31 lawyers, making it one of the largest law firms in DuPage County. The firm, which will be known as Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC and be headquartered in Lisle, Illinois, will practice across a wide range of highly complementary disciplines, including business and transactional law, commercial and civil litigation, estate planning, trust and estate administration, family law, lending law and finance, healthcare law, real estate and appellate practice.

Gartner Law Offices, Inc. and its Attorneys Scott J. Gartner, Christopher P. Hughes and Matthew J. DeMartini have joined with the law firm of Ralph, Schwab & Schiever, Chartered with offices in Vernon Hills, Antioch, Chicago and Pleasant Prairie.

Ralph, Schwab, Gartner & Schiever, Chartered will now be representing clients from Chicago to Milwaukee with a broader range of services and practical solutions to your legal matters.

John Larson
John Larson
John Larson of Larson & Greenberg Law Group, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of the firm’s office at 512 W Burlington Ave., Suite 109, La Grange, Illinois 60525. Larson & Greenberg Law Group also has a location in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

“We are excited about our opening in La Grange and serving the legal needs of the residents of La Grange, Western Springs, Hinsdale, Brookfield, Countryside, La Grange Park, and the surrounding areas,” says Founder and Partner John Larson of Larson & Greenberg Law Group, LLC.

Antonio M. Romanucci, Founding Partner and Principal at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, was recently nominated as 3rd Vice President by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA). The Nominating Committee Report was submitted for approval June 10th at ITLA’S Annual Membership Meeting at Westin Chicago River North, Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Romanucci has been an ITLA board member since 2003. As an ITLA member, their mission is to fight to ensure all citizens receive equal footing in the courtroom, even when taking on the most powerful interests. Members, like Romanucci, see to it that those who harm consumers, other individuals, or even their own employees, are held accountable.

Meredith Pike
Meredith Pike
Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., is pleased to announce the elevation of Meredith Pike, from associate to principal.

A graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Pike is a litigator who focuses on employment law and construction litigation. She has been named an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2012 to 2016 and designated an Emerging Lawyer in 2015 and 2016.

Karlie Dunsky
Karlie Dunsky
Franczek Radelet has bolstered its Immigration Practice with the addition of Karlie Dunsky, who provides employment-based immigration counsel to clients at public, private and nonprofit companies across the country. 

Dunsky, who joins as an associate, has extensive experience counseling employers through the nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processes, allowing employers to recruit and retain the most talented foreign national workers. She is well-versed in H-1B, L, TN, O, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 visas and adjustment of status, representing H-1B/L-dependent employers and consulting firms, and ensuring compliance with H-1B regulations for employees in unique industries involving variable work locations. She is also particularly experienced in responding to extensive Requests for Evidence and audits by the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor.

Linda S. Mensch
Linda S. Mensch
Entertainment law firm Leavens, Strand & Glover is pleased to announce that Linda S. Mensch has joined its Chicago office as Of Counsel. 

Mensch’s entertainment and intellectual property practice includes transactions and brand protection for television broadcasters, record and commercial music producers as well as technology companies serving the entertainment industry. She represents high-profile artists and recently produced – as well as provided legal representation – for the film Maya Angelou: And I Still Rise, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. She joins from Bryan Cave.

Eileen Sethna
Eileen Sethna
Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., is pleased to announce that Principal Eileen Sethna will lead the firm’s 28-attorney banking practice group beginning June 1. She replaces Josh Hyman, a principal who started the banking group in 2002 and who will continue with the firm.

Sethna came to Chuhak & Tecson five years ago, having already distinguished herself with a successful career as a bankruptcy attorney and a seasoned trial lawyer. She also serves as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois, appointed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

“I am grateful for this new opportunity and challenge,” Sethna said. “The men and women in this practice group are people I enjoy working with every day; it is an honor to be asked to lead this dynamic group of professionals.”

Haskin, Corrigan, Tabis & Parravano P.C. of Wheaton, Illinois is proud to announce that Jeffrey S. Burns has joined the firm.

Mr. Burns has been in practice for 22 years concentrating on Commercial Litigation, Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy.  Prior to joining Haskin, Corrigan, Tabis & Parravano P.C., Mr. Burns was most recently a partner in Crowley Barrett & Karaba, Ltd. of Chicago, IL.