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Much Shelist, P.C.

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Managing Partner: Mitchell S. Roth
Chairman: David T. Brown
Number of partners: 66
Number of lawyers: 100
Languages: Croatian, English, French, German, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Much was established in 1970 with a focus on business counseling, transactional law and litigation. Today, it is a firm of approximately 100 attorneys who routinely handle large and complex transactions and litigation for businesses of all sizes. Clients include financial institutions, private equity groups, public and private companies with a global presence, middlemarket businesses, families and high-net-worth individuals. Lawyers at Much have substantial experience representing a range of manufacturers, distributors and service companies in various industries, from technology startups to mature businesses with a focus on growth strategies, market penetration and succession plans.

Main Areas of Practice:
-Business & Finance
-Construction Law
-Creditors’ Rights, Insolvency & Bankruptcy
-Health Care Law
-Intellectual Property & Technology
-Labor & Employment
-Litigation & Dispute Resolution
-Policyholders’ Insurance Coverage
-Real Estate Law
-Startups & Venture Capital
-Wealth Transfer & Succession Planning

Business & Finance: Much advises clients on virtually every aspect of operating a business, including formation; contracts and negotiations; mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures; loans and other commercial lending arrangements; corporate finance and securities; licensing, franchise and distribution matters; business succession and estate planning; and employee benefits and executive compensation.
Contact: Katherine Bonk Lewis
Tel: 312 521 2744
Email: [email protected]

Construction Law:
Much is a “go to” firm for many local, regional and national construction and real estate professionals, as well as other firms involved in the complex construction process. Clients include Fortune 500 companies and ENR-listed contractors and design professionals, as well as middlemarket industry players.
Contact: Josh Leavitt
Tel: 312 521 2627
Email: [email protected]

Creditors’ Rights, Insolvency & Business Bankruptcy:
Much counsels distressed businesses, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees, acquirers and other parties involved in bankruptcies, workouts, turnarounds and restructurings.
Contact: Jeffrey M. Schwartz
Tel: 312 521 2626
Email: [email protected]

Health Care Law:
Much represents provider-owned medical groups, hospitals and health systems, ancillary care providers, medical device manufacturers, medical informatics companies, pharmacies, home health agencies, hospices, managed care companies, assisted-living and long-term care facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and other entities at every stage of the business lifecycle.
Contact: Ned Milenkovich
Tel: 312 521 2482
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property & Technology:
Much offers comprehensive services in the areas of copyrights, patents and trademarks; license, protection and management of IP assets; IP litigation; blockchain technologies; data privacy and security; technology use and protection; and technology transactions.
Contact: Adam K. Sacharoff
Tel: 312 521 2775
Email: [email protected]

Labor & Employment:
Much gives employers answers and advice quickly with practical business needs in mind. The firm’s labor and employment attorneys provide counsel proactively, negotiate on the client’s behalf when necessary, and litigate forcefully when the situation warrants. When urgent questions arise regarding issues such as firing an employee in a manner that minimizes risk or handling an unexpected medical leave, Much attorneys are accessible and responsive.
Contact: Sheryl Jaffee Halpern
Tel: 312 521 2637
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
Much provides legal and business counsel aimed at minimizing the possibility of disputes. However, when litigation is deemed the best solution, clients count on the firm’s years of experience representing companies in jurisdictions throughout the United States—in everything from jury trials and bench proceedings to appellate and Supreme Court arguments. Much attorneys are also well-versed in the full range of alternative dispute resolution options.
Contact: Edward D. Shapiro
Tel: 312 521 2421
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate Law:

Much represents developers, buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, institutional investors, syndicators and other parties, with the goal of helping clients manage their real estate interests more effectively. The firm’s comprehensive real estate services encompass commercial purchases and sales; development; condominium conversions and deconversions; leasing; finance; private placements; litigation; Opportunity Zones; and tax appeals and incentives.
Contact: Courtney E. Mayster
Tel: 312 521 2677
Email: [email protected]

Startups & Venture Capital:
Much represents companies in every phase of growth and development, including idea stage, entity formation, angel financing, venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and beyond. The firm’s network of high-growth technology companies, their backers and the service providers that focus on startups, combined with its involvement in incubator and accelerator programs, can help investors and companies forge relationships that lead to future investments, strategic partnerships, acquisitions or other opportunities.
Contact: Gregory D. Grove
Tel: 312 521 2798
Email: [email protected]

Wealth Transfer & Succession Planning:
Much advises high-net-worth individuals, couples, families and their fiduciaries on the protection and management of assets, including the creation of effective estate and business-succession plans.
Contact: Gregg M. Simon
Tel: 312 521 2605
Email: [email protected]

Key Clients:
Accel Entertainment, Barilla, CA Ventures, CIVC Partners, Clark Construction, Cold Bore Capital, James McHugh Construction, Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Linden Capital Partners, Medline Industries, Merit Capital Partners, New Water Capital Partners, Parkland Fuel Corporation, RelaDyne, SCM Insurance, Velsicol Chemical, Water Street Healthcare Partners, Worley Claims Services