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Diana Z. Bowman is Senior Counsel at Perkins Coie LLP in Chicago, where she focuses her practice on construction law. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and a frequent writer and speaker on construction-related topics and has taught construction law at The UIC John Marshall Law School. Ms. Bowman received her B.A. with honors from DePaul University, her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and her LL.M. in Real Estate from The UIC John Marshall Law School.
Edward L. Filer is a Partner at Roetzel & Andress LP in Chicago, where he focuses on construction, real estate, and banking law. He is an arbitrator for the Cook County Construction Division and a frequent author and speaker in the areas of construction, real estate and banking law. He has been selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer every year for the past 12 years. He currently serves as the Partner in Charge of the Chicago office of Roetzel & Andress LP as well as the co-chair of its construction group. He is a member of the Illinois Society of Construction Lawyers, the Illinois Banking Association, and the Construction Financial Risk Managers Association. Mr. Filer received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Scott R. Fradin is a Principal at Much Shelist, P.C., in Chicago, where he is Cochair of the Construction Law Group. His practice focuses on construction contracts, disputes, licensing, industry mergers and acquisitions, and finance. He is a Past President of the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys, a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, and a member of the Chicago Bar Association, for which he previously served as Chair of the Construction Law and Mechanics Lien Subcommittee. He speaks frequently on emerging issues in construction law and is a regular contributor to legal and industry journals. He has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer and a Leading Lawyer in Construction Law. Mr. Fradin received his B.S. and M.S. in architecture from the University of Illinois and his J.D. with high honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Samuel H. Levine is Of Counsel to Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC in Chicago, where he concentrates in real estate litigation, construction law, and loan enforcement and defense. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and Past Chair of its Commercial Banking Collections and Bankruptcy Council, Real Estate Section Council, and Construction Committee; a member of the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys; and a Former Chair of the DuPage County Bar Association’s Real Estate Law Committee. Mr. Levine received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Kenneth M. Roberts is a Partner at Venable LLP in Chicago and the Chair of the Construction Law Group. He concentrates his practice in the field of construction law, project controls, procurement contracts, and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Roberts has written for numerous publications and has also been a guest lecturer, instructor, and adjunct professor for Northwestern University School of Law and Department of Engineering, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and the University of Iowa College of Business. He is licensed to practice in Illinois, New York, and Missouri; a Board Member for the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation; and a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys. Mr. Roberts received his B.G.S. with honors and his J.D. with distinction from the University of Iowa.
Lorence H. Slutzky is the Principal at the Law Office of Lorence H. Slutzky, Ltd., in Glenview, where he concentrates his practice in construction law. He is a Founder and Past President of the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys, a Fellow of the American College of Construction Attorneys, and a member of the Florida Bar and Board Certified (by examination) as a Construction Specialist. Mr. Slutzky received his B.S. from Southern Illinois University and his J.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law.
Adam C. Toosley is a Partner at Freeborn & Peters LLP in Chicago, where he focuses on construction and real estate litigation. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Toosley received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Illinois.
Joseph B. VanFleet is a Partner at Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, in Peoria, where he concentrates his practice in business litigation. He is a member of the American and Illinois State Bar Associations and the American Inns of Court. Mr. VanFleet received his B.S. with high honors from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
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