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My first job out of law school in 2000 was as Legal Counsel to the Illinois State Senate - Insurance & Pensions committee.
I was hired by Carter Hendren, Chief of Staff and Senator James "Pate" Philip. This work experience was the foundation on which I was able to build a rewarding legal career. Having learned politics and the legislative process from the inside, my views on legal theory and practice began to evolve, slowly developing my practical knowledge and skills for use on the outside.
This is just one snapshot from my career history, but it's one worth noting. There were five attorneys on staff during my three years at the Senate; we tackled matters in those three short years that not many attorneys encounter during their entire legal career. We challenged the legislative redistricting map during the 92nd General Assembly (see Illinois Sup. Court decision, Cole-Randazzo et al. v. Jim Ryan, Illinois Attorney General et al., 762 N.E.2d 485 (2001), codified the decision inPetrovich v. Share Health Plan, 296 Ill. App.3d 849 (1998), and passed one of the largest and most controversial omnibus pension packages in history, just to name a few.
The years after my time at the Senate were spent in the corporate and executive offices of integrated healthcare systems and private equity firms (Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, Provena Health, and Inova Health Care System, Wright Capital Partners), where I focused on regulatory compliance, healthcare, real estate, and complex corporate transactional matters in the healthcare industry.
In the end, I bring real and unparalleled value to my clients that stems from a level of genuine legal sophistication earned through my years of executive-level experience in business, politics, and law.
I look forward to meeting you,
- Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Special Needs)
- Powers of Attorney
- Probate/Estate Administration
- Family Mediation (Child Custody, Visitation, Divorce)
- Real Estate Contracts, Closings, Deed/PTAX Preparation
- Business - Organization/Restructuring/Buy-outs/Joint Ventures
- Healthcare, Finance & Banking, Regulatory Compliance