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Kara Allen is an attorney at Gutnicki LLP in Skokie, where she focuses on commercial litigation. She is is a member of the Chicago, Illinois State, and Wisconsin Bar Associations. Ms. Allen received her B.A. and her J.D. from Marquette University.
William W. Austin is Of Counsel to McDevitt Osteen Chojnicki & Deters, LLC, in Effingham, where he concentrates his practice in real estate, business, and banking law and related litigation. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Senior Lawyer Section Council as well as a former member of its Real Estate Section Council. He is the former Director and Chair of the Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. Mr. Austin received his J.D. and his B.S. from the University of Illinois.
August R. Butera is Senior Vice President of and General Counsel to Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., in Chicago, where he concentrates in real estate law and title insurance. He is a Board Member of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association and Past President of the Illinois Land Title Association. Mr. Butera received his B.S. from DePaul University and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
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. Dorsey earned his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Elizabeth L. Faber is Claims Counsel for Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., in Chicago, where she focuses on real estate. She is a title counsel member of the American Title Land Association and the Illinois Land Title Association and a legislative counsel member of the Illinois Land Title Association. Ms. Faber received her B.A. with honors from Dominican University and her J.D. from The UIC John Marshall Law School.
Amy Tolan Grace is a Partner at L&G Law Group LLP in Chicago, where she concentrates in commercial litigation, banking, and financial services. She is a member of the Management Committee of L&G Law Group LLP, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Women in Business Committee of the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Grace received her B.A. from Regis University and her J.D. from The UIC John Marshall Law School.
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.
Solomon Maman is a Partner at Noonan & Lieberman, Ltd., in Chicago, where he focuses on financial institutions, business laws, and real estate. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. Maman 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. He is an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Northwestern University Pritzker Law School and a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. McKenna received his B.A. from Middlebury College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
James V. Noonan is a Partner with Noonan & Lieberman, Ltd., in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in creditor’s rights, real estate, and commercial litigation. He was a board member of the American Legal and Financial Network (2009 – 2015), a panel member of the Law Ed series on Federal Court foreclosure practice, and the author of REAL ESTATE LITIGATION(IICLE®, 2021). 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 at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on real estate litigation. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section and Construction Forum. Mr. Patenode received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University Pritzker Law School.
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 eviction actions. Mr. Schlade received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from 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 in bankruptcy and litigation. He has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars edition (2019 – 2021) and The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch 2021 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. In 2017, he was selected to participate in the National Conference of Bankruptcy’ Judges’ Next Generation Program. Mr. Stockl received his B.A. from McGill University and his J.D. cum laude from Albany Law School.
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