Much Shelist Women's Roundtable

The Much Shelist Women’s Roundtable is dedicated to the support and development of our female attorneys. Led by its facilitator, principal Sheryl Jaffee Halpern, the group holds regular meetings and events designed to build and strengthen relationships with clients, trusted advisors, and colleagues within the firm.  The Roundtable also supports marketing and business generation efforts; fosters leadership development; and mentors  up-and-coming associates and apprentices. The group’s mission is to:

  • Provide a supportive forum to discuss issues facing female attorneys;
  • Create and implement ideas and programs designed to improve the recruitment, retention, professional development, promotion, and work-life harmony of the firm's female attorneys;
  • Encourage more experienced attorneys to mentor the firm’s female associates and apprentices; and
  • Support and enhance the business generation efforts of the firm's female attorneys.

In addition, Much Shelist is a founding member of the Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law Firms and encourages membership and participation in other women's organizations such as the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI).

Through the efforts of the Women's Roundtable and other diversity-focused programs, Much Shelist continues to seek new ways to maintain a dynamic work environment that is inclusive and rewarding for all personnel.

 

Meet the Women of Much Shelist

Caroline E. Belloff

Caroline E. Belloff is an Associate in the firm's Business & Finance group. She focuses on assisting corporate clients with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other major corporate...

Marissa L. Downs

Marissa L. Downs, an Associate in the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution group, represents manufacturers, financial institutions, trustees and other clients in a broad range of complex...

Jonna Daleiden Eimer

Jonna Daleiden Eimer concentrates her transactional practice in mergers and acquisitions, general corporate law and health care law. Jonna represents a wide variety of organizations, from large corporate clients to smaller, entrepreneurial companies....

Juli D. Gilliam

Juli D. Gilliam, an Associate in the firm's Wealth Transfer & Succession Planning group, advises clients who have the goal of transferring wealth and business interests in a tax efficient manner on tax planning and the integration of estate plans...

Sheryl Jaffee Halpern

Sheryl Jaffee Halpern, Chair of the firm's Labor & Employment group, counsels clients on a wide range of...

Sonja R. Johnson

Sonja R. Johnson, Special Counsel in the firm’s Real Estate group, concentrates on tax assessment matters, providing experienced, insightful guidance in assessment valuation, tax parcel divisions and...

Bethany L. LaFlam

Bethany L. LaFlam, Special Counsel in the firm's Orange County, California office, represents clients in all aspects of business and corporate law, with an emphasis on EB-5 Counsel, private...

Katherine L. Bonk

Katherine Bonk Lewis, an Associate in the firm's Business & Finance group, advises corporate clients on legal and business issues related to mergers, acquisitions and other transactions...

Melisande C. Loeppert

Melisande C. Loeppert has represented clients in a variety of legal matters. Meli has prosecuted violations of building, health and safety codes; negotiated settlement offers with opposing counsel; and drafted motions, briefs and proposed ordinances....

Courtney E. Mayster

Courtney E. Mayster is a Principal in the firm's Real Estate practice group, where she focuses on commercial and multifamily residential real estate law, as well as commercial real...

Frances D. Meehan

Frances D. Meehan focuses her practice on the health care industry, including legal and regulatory issues affecting nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, supportive-living facilities, hospices, home health...

Melinda J. Morales

Melinda J. Morales, a Principal in the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution group, represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a range of complex commercial litigation matters in...

Mary T. Nicolau

Mary T. Nicolau is an accomplished attorney who helps her clients reduce real estate tax liabilities and resolve disputes with taxing authorities and other governing entities. Mary has advised real estate companies, developers, banks, investors and other...

Lee Robertson, an associate in the firm's Real Estate group, assists clients in a variety of matters, including acquisitions and dispositions of commercial real estate, lease negotiations and other real estate...

Joanne A. Sarasin

Joanne A. Sarasin, a principal in the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution group, concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation with specific emphasis on appellate practice....

Julia A. Turk

Julia A. Turk represents clients in a variety of federal, state and local transactional matters, including income taxation and general corporate and partnership law. Julia is involved in all aspects of the creation of tax-efficient structures in mergers,...