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Kara Allen is an associate at Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., in Chicago, where she focuses on creditors’ rights and real estate. She is President of the Misericordia Siblings Association and is a member of the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations. Ms. Allen received her B.A. and her J.D. from Marquette University.
William W. Austin is Of Counsel at McDevitt, Osteen, Chojnicki & Deters, LLC, in Effingham, where he concentrates his practice on business, real estate, banking, and related civil litigation. Mr. Austin is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Real Estate Section Council as well as its Senior Lawyer Section Council and Standing Committee on Military Affairs. He is the Chair of the Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., and is Director and former Chair of the ATG Trust Company. Mr. Austin received his J.D. and B.S. from the University of Illinois.
William J. Dorsey is a Partner with Blank Rome LLP, in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on high-stakes commercial disputes involving commercial finance, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property. He has been listed in Super Lawyers (2012 – present) and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. He also serves as a faculty member of the Practicing Law Institute’s Commercial Real Estate Law Institute. Mr. Dorsey earned his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
David A. Golin is a Parenter at Arnstein & Lehr LLP, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice on commercial bankruptcy and insolvency matters, commercial real estate foreclosures and workouts, and real estate title disputes. Mr. Golin is a member of the American, the Illinois State, and the Chicago Bar Associations. He was chosen by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois in the field of commercial bankruptcy and workout law. Mr. Golin received his B.A. with high honors and high distinction from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Amy T. Grace is an associate at Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., in Chicago, where she concentrates in banking and creditors’ rights. She is Past Chair of the Real Estate Committee of the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, received the Rising Star Award for Exceptional Leadership from the Chicago Bar Association, and is a member of the Chicago and American Bar Associations. Ms. Grace received her B.A. from Regis University and her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.
Samuel H. Levine is Of Counsel to Bryce Downey & Lenkow in Chicago, where he focuses on real estate litigation, including creditors’ rights, construction disputes, mechanics liens and bond claims, commercial mortgage foreclosure, real estate title disputes, and bankruptcy matters. He has authored several publications on a variety of real estate topics. He is Past President of the Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association. Mr. Levine received his B.A. from Washington University and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Solomon Maman is a Partner at Noonan & Lieberman, Ltd., in Chicago. Mr. Maman is a member of the American Bar Association and is admitted to the Illinois, Wisconsin, New York, Israel, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeal, and U.S. Tax Court. He received his LL.B. from the University of Sheffield and his LL.M. and J.D from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
William J. McKenna is a Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, in Chicago, and focuses his practice on litigation. Mr. McKenna is an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Northwestern University Law School, is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has been included in The Best Lawyers of America since 2008. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago and his B.A. from Middlebury College.
James V. Noonan is a Partner with Noonan & Lieberman, Ltd., in Chicago, where he concentrates in commercial litigation, consumer lending regulatory compliance, contested foreclosures, appellate practice, class action litigation, consumer financial services litigation, and employment discrimination defense. Mr. Noonan is a member of the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations, the Illinois Mortgage Mangers Association, and the National Home Equity Mortgage Association. Mr. Noonan received his B.A. from Marquette University and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
Timothy J. Patenode is a Partner in the Litigation Department of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on real estate litigation. He is a member of the Chicago and American Bar Associations. He earned his B.A. from Northwestern University and his J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law.
Daniel I. Schlade is the Founder of the Law Office of Daniel I. Schlade, in Chicago, where he focuses on real estate and commercial litigation, which includes contested mortgage foreclosures, mortgage and loan workouts, mechanics liens foreclosures and construction disputes, title disputes, latent defect and warranty disputes, broker and appraiser liability, condominium disputes, and forcible entry and detainer actions. Mr. Schlade received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.
Matthew J. Stockl is an associate at Foley & Lardner LLP, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice on bankruptcy and business reorganizations/commercial litigation. Mr. Stockl is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Credit Abuse Resistance Education Program. He earned his B.A. from McGill University and his J.D. cum laude from Albany Law School, where he was the note and comment editor for the Albany Law Review, the director of competitions for the Moot Court Board, and was elected to the Order of Barristers.
Kenneth S. Strauss is a Partner at Arnstein & Lehr LLP, in Chicago, where he is a member of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group. He focuses on foreclosure law and loan workouts; evictions for real estate investors; real estate investor and developer general representation; commercial and residential real estate transactions for financial institutions and investors; and commercial loan documentation. Mr. Strauss is a member of the Illinois State Bar and admitted to the U.S. District Court, Northern, and Central Districts of Illinois. He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and his J.D. from ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law.
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