Recent Hires

Since Much Shelist was founded in 1970, we've maintained a strategy of intelligent growth that acknowledges and anticipates our clients' evolving needs. While some firms compete on size alone, we act in our clients' best interests by adding attorneys and skill sets that offer specific, value-added services.
 
We take great care in choosing the attorneys who join our team. Most attorneys who join our firm have more than a decade of real-world, practical experience. Even our associates generally join the firm with a strong background in specific legal disciplines and come to us ready to hit the ground running.
 
We are pleased that the following attorneys have joined Much Shelist during the past year.
Craig C. Bradley
Principal
Craig C. Bradley
Principal

Craig C. Bradley is one of Chicago’s leading attorneys for emerging companies.  He represents a broad array of businesses, entrepreneurs and investors in venture capital, seed-stage, private equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate organizational and governance matters, securities law, license agreements, partnering and other arrangements for the sharing of technology and industrial know-how, intellectual property protection and key employee compensation agreements and plans. Craig has a special focus on serving as primary outside counsel for emerging software, life sciences, Internet, communications and other technology companies. 

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Evan D. Brown
Principal
Evan D. Brown
Principal

Evan Brown advises companies of all sizes on matters pertaining to technology, intellectual property and privacy.  His practice covers a wide range of related issues, such as licensing, online services, cloud-based technology, data security, social media, copyright and trademark protection and advertising.

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Katherine T. Danial
Associate
Katherine T. Danial
Associate

Katherine Danial helps business clients manage and implement solutions to a broad range of commercial disputes, through litigation, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.

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Harold B. Hilborn
Principal
Harold B. Hilborn
Principal

Harold Hilborn draws on his extensive trial and appellate practice to help pharmacies, pharmacists and other healthcare providers resolve their most pressing business and regulatory disputes. Harold provides effective compliance and litigation counsel in the full range of industry issues, including disciplinary and licensing matters, self-referral, anti-kickback and prescription-drug marketing laws, and contract disputes. 

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Thomas C. Koessl
Principal
Thomas C. Koessl
Principal

Thomas C. Koessl defends corporations and individuals against employment-related claims, helping businesses and executives avoid or minimize the financial and public-relations costs associated with such disputes. Tom has represented small, large and multinational corporations, as well as CEOs and high-profile leaders, in numerous federal and state courts and in administrative proceedings. His work is broad ranging. In addition to helping clients address allegations of race, sex and national-origin discrimination, he provides counsel on matters such as breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, securities, environmental contamination, defamation, and legal and accounting malpractice lawsuits.

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Scott M. Lapins
Principal
Scott M. Lapins
Principal

Scott M. Lapins helps businesses, banks and institutional lenders negotiate, document and close the full range of real estate development, financing, purchase and sale transactions. Scott also represents lenders in complex loan workouts, restructurings, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure transactions and other matters involving distressed assets.

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Ned Milenkovich
Principal
Ned Milenkovich
Principal

Ned Milenkovich helps health care and drug & pharmacy clients meet the demands of federal and state regulators, strengthen their positions in a highly competitive marketplace, and resolve a broad range of commercial disputes. Ned represents businesses of all sizes, with a focus on companies with interests and operations throughout the drug-supply chain.

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Mary T. Nicolau
Special Counsel
Mary T. Nicolau
Special Counsel

Mary 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 business clients on a variety of real estate tax matters. She regularly represents clients before local assessors and in hearings before local boards of review, the Property Tax Appeal Board of Illinois, Illinois Department of Revenue and the Circuit Courts on matters involving real estate tax issues including exemptions, sales in error, tax sales, specific objections and all related tax issues.

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Kristin A. Nordman
Associate
Kristin A. Nordman
Associate

Kristin Nordman works with clients to document, negotiate and close multimillion-dollar commercial real estate transactions and financings, and to resolve related business disputes. Kristin’s clients include real estate entrepreneurs, funds and developers, property management companies, financial institutions and other business entities. She has helped facilitate numerous acquisitions and dispositions and regularly drafts commercial and industrial leases, contractor and land-trust agreements, and asset purchase and sale agreements. 

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Julia G. Rybakova
Associate
Julia G. Rybakova
Associate

Julia Rybakova helps companies better understand the legal issues that affect their business decisions and strategies. She advises clients in the areas of intellectual property and corporate transactions.

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Since Much Shelist was founded in 1970, we've maintained a strategy of intelligent growth that acknowledges and anticipates our clients' evolving needs. While some firms compete on size alone, we act in our clients' best interests by adding attorneys and skill sets that offer specific, value-added services. 

We take great care in choosing the attorneys who join our team. Most attorneys who join our firm have more than a decade of real-world, practical experience. Even our associates generally join the firm with a strong background in specific legal disciplines and come to us ready to hit the ground running.

We are pleased that the following attorneys have joined Much Shelist during the past year.