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.
Christian M. Auty
Principal
Christian M. Auty
Principal

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.

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Craig C. Bradley
Principal
Craig C. Bradley
Principal

Craig C. Bradley, Vice Chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice, 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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Katherine T. Danial
Associate
Katherine T. Danial
Associate

Katherine Danial helps health care and drug and pharmacy clients with their business and regulatory needs. Katherine advises clients on a full range of industry issues, including regulatory compliance, federal and state licensing, transactional and corporate compliance, and accountability issues. 

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Nader R. Ghosheh
Principal
Nader R. Ghosheh
Principal

Nader R. Ghosheh helps clients achieve business goals by maximizing the value of their real estate assets. He advises purchasers, sellers, landlords, tenants and other parties at all phases of commercial real estate transactions, including development, investment, financing and operation. Nader has represented clients on numerous projects involving office buildings, student housing, multifamily housing (including luxury units and affordable housing), mixed-use developments, shopping centers and industrial parks. He also provides counsel on a broad range of day-to-day business matters and strategic corporate transactions.

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Daniel Hantman
Associate
Daniel Hantman
Associate

Daniel Hantman focuses his practice on litigation and dispute resolution. 

Before joining Much Shelist, Daniel served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Diane J. Larsen in the General Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. As a Judicial Law Clerk, Daniel researched a broad range of procedural and substantive legal issues at every stage of litigation and emergency threshold.  In addition, Daniel managed the court’s electronic docketing databases and drafted form orders currently employed by the court. 
 

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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, the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute, prescription-drug marketing laws, and contract disputes. 

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Jeffrey A. Jung
Principal
Jeffrey A. Jung
Principal

Jeffrey A. Jung is a corporate and transactional attorney who represents private and public corporations, financial institutions and investment banks in a wide variety of securities, finance and general corporate matters. Jeff leverages more than 25 years of experience to protect the best interests of borrowers and lenders engaged in traditional lending, asset securitization and structured finance transactions.

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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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Urska (Ursha) P. Magajne
Associate
Urska (Ursha) P. Magajne
Associate

Ursha Magajne draws on her extensive legal and cross-cultural professional experience to help clients align competing demands, make informed decisions, and negotiate and close complex transactions and financings. Ursha’s clients have included international Fortune 100 enterprises, domestic mid-sized companies, investment groups and entrepreneurs in the health care, banking and financial services, pharmaceutical, leasing and manufacturing industries.
 

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Ned Milenkovich
Principal
Ned Milenkovich
Principal

Ned Milenkovich, co-chair of the firm’s Health Care practice, 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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Bob Morgan
Special Counsel
Bob Morgan
Special Counsel

Bob Morgan served as the first statewide project coordinator for the State of Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. As leader of the Illinois medical cannabis program, Bob oversaw the efforts of five state agencies and more than 50 employees charged with creating program rules and fees, laboratory testing and database systems, and a selection process for licensed dispensary facilities and cultivation centers. With his extensive background in health care and public policy, Bob helps hospitals, health systems, consulting firms, pharmacies, advocacy groups and other clients better understand the effects of federal and state health care reform legislation, ensure compliance with evolving regulatory requirements, implement industry best practices, and navigate complex relationships between lawmakers, government officials and law-enforcement agencies.

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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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Mary Anne (Molly) Phelan
Principal
Mary Anne (Molly) Phelan
Principal

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). 

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Christopher R. Walker
Associate
Christopher R. Walker
Associate

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.

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Ed Walsh
Principal
Ed Walsh
Principal

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.

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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.