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Diana Z. Bowman is Senior Counsel at Perkins Coie LLP in Chicago, where she focuses her practice on construction law. Effective January 2022, she will be a Partner at Perkins Coie LLP. She has been recognized as a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers, an Emerging Lawyer by Illinois Leading Lawyers, and a Recommended Construction Attorney by The Legal 500 United States. Ms. Bowman received her B.A. with honors from DePaul University; her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society; and her LL.M. in real estate from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law.
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 an attorney practicing in Chicago with a focus on construction and real estate litigation. He is a member of the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys, the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and the Illinois State Bar Association (Construction; Commercial, Banking, Collections and Bankruptcy; and Real Estate Section Councils); a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers; an Illinois Super Lawyer (Construction Litigation); an Illinois Leading Lawyer (Creditors’ Rights/Commercial Collections Law and Real Estate); and a frequent lecturer in the areas of mechanics liens, construction law, real estate litigation, and loan and collateral enforcement. 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, where he is Chair of the firm’s Construction Law Group. He is a member of the American Bar Association (Forum on the Construction Industry, Section of Dispute Resolution, CLE Committee), the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys. He is a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America and an adjunct professor of construction law and risk management at Northwestern University. Mr. Roberts received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Iowa and his J.D. with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law and has done postgraduate studies at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Management Institute.
Lorence H. Slutzky is the Principal at the Law Office of Lorence H. Slutzky, Ltd., in Glenview, where he concentrates in the law of architecture, engineering, procurement, and construction of the built environment. Mr. Slutzky is a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and a founder, officer, and former president of the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys. He has acted in the capacity of an advisor, negotiator, litigator, mediator, and arbitrator and was for many years an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois Chicago’s School of Law’s postgraduate Center for Real Estate Law teaching construction law. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and recently retired from the Florida Bar, where he was certified as a Construction Specialist. Mr. Slutzky received his B.S. from Southern Illinois University, attended the University of Exeter, England, through William & Mary, and received his J.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law.
Adam C. Toosley is a Member at Hirzel Law, PLC, in Traverse City, Michigan, where he focuses his practice in real estate litigation. He had been recognized as a Leading Lawyer and a Super Lawyer. Mr. Toosley received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
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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