Recent Hires

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

At Much Shelist, our attorneys are some of the most experienced in the profession. What's more, we take great care in choosing the attorneys who will 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:

John A. Benson, Jr.

John A. Benson, Jr., is a Chicago business litigation attorney who focuses on business reorganizations, Chapter 11 bankruptcy and out-of-court restructurings. John also represents individuals, financial institutions...

Brian J. Crump

Brian Crump helps clients address and resolve legal issues that arise in the context of business and real estate transactions. He draws on his background in finance, management and operations, his experience as a...

Folarin S. Dosunmu

Folarin S. Dosunmu is a business litigation lawyer who focuses his legal practice on Chapter 11 bankruptcy, business reorganizations, workouts and complex commercial litigation. He can be reached at 312.521.2489 or...

Dean C. Gramlich

Dean C. Gramlich is a Chicago bankruptcy and commercial litigation lawyer with 29 years of experience representing corporate clients in bankruptcy, commercial real estate workouts and business reorganizations. He can...

J. Eric Guth

Eric Guth represents individuals, businesses and financial institutions in a broad range of debt, equity, lending and transactional matters. He also provides ongoing legal advice on day-to-day corporate issues. Eric...

Joe Hylak-Reinholtz

Joe Hylak-Reinholtz helps healthcare providers and suppliers negotiate and close corporate transactions and understand what must be done to ensure compliance with ever-changing federal and state healthcare...

Thomas C. Koessl

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...

Josh M. Leavitt

Josh M. Leavitt, Co-chair of the firm's Construction Law group, has significant...

Jacob R. Lenzke

Jacob R. Lenzke focuses his practice primarily on commercial litigation, business reorganization and bankruptcy matters, as well as on patent prosecution, licensing and other intellectual property issues. He can be...

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...

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,...

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...

David E. Schmidt

David E. Schmidt, a Principal in our Business & Finance group, represents corporate clients and professional investors in a variety of matters, including...

Peter A. Shepard

Peter Shepard represents clients in a variety of legal disciplines, including corporate, real estate, and employment law. He can be reached at 312.521.2788 or pshepard@...

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...

Neal L. Wolf

Neal L. Wolf, Co-Chair of the Creditors’ Rights, Insolvency & Bankruptcy group, provides creative solutions for corporate clients facing complex business litigation, insolvency, or Chapter 11 restructuring...