Christian Auty is an experienced litigator who helps pharmaceutical and health care clients resolve complex disputes, conduct internal investigations, and respond to regulatory and law enforcement inquiries. He has an established reputation as a strong client advocate and is well versed in issues that arise at the intersection of law and technology, including data privacy and data breach response, electronic discovery, data storage and retention practices, and information governance.
Matthew J. Feery helps employers of all sizes develop best practices, strategies and solutions to promote compliance with federal, state and local labor and employment laws while also supporting business goals. Matt regularly advises on matters involving hiring and termination, restrictive covenants, wage and hour requirements, discrimination and harassment, medical leaves and related issues, including matters arising under discrimination laws (such as Title VII and the ADA), wage and hour laws (including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) and myriad other laws.
Rebecca N. Kanter drafts and reviews agreements, contracts, leases and other documents, and counsels clients on a range of corporate and real estate matters. In the litigation context, Rebecca has written motions for state and federal courts in areas such as marital dissolution and mortgage foreclosure. She has also conducted in-depth research in tax, corporate, real estate and estate planning law, as well as issues surrounding corruption, fraud and human trafficking.
Molly Phelan helps clients identify, maximize and protect the full potential of their real estate assets, minimize related tax liabilities, and resolve disputes with tax authorities and government entities. Molly advises real estate companies, investors, businesses with extensive commercial and industrial real estate portfolios, and municipal organizations on a broad spectrum of real estate taxation matters, including tax assessment valuations, commercial development incentives, government incentives, reclassifications, exemptions, tax parcel divisions, large-scale municipal developments and Tax Increment Financing (TIF).
Christopher Walker draws on his legal, business and technology experience to advise entrepreneurs, mid-sized companies, large corporations, private equity firms, institutional investors and financial institutions on a range of corporate transactions and financings. He regularly negotiates and drafts merger and acquisition agreements, including purchase agreements, assignment and assumption agreements, direction letters and funds-flow statements. Christopher also manages all aspects of transactional due diligence and associated document collection, analysis and dissemination, as well as post-closing and transition matters.
Ed Walsh represents clients from a number of industries in mergers, sales, acquisitions and financings. Among other recent transactions, he provided environmental counsel to a company in securing a $1 billion syndicated borrowing base credit facility. He has counseled purchasers, sellers, investors and borrowers throughout the United States and abroad on environmental due diligence, contract negotiations, financing and post-closing issues, and indemnity claims.
James L. Wideikis represents private businesses and insurance companies in complex disputes, with a focus on commercial litigation. Drawing on his experience in federal and state courts across the country—including in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, New York and Oklahoma—and as lead counsel on catastrophic, high-exposure cases, Jim helps clients reduce potential exposure and achieve business objectives.
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.