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Rayford and Loughran Named “Emerging Lawyers” for 2019
Lawrence Kamin congratulates associate attorneys Maureen E. Loughran and Starr M. Rayford for being recognized as “Emerging Lawyers” by Leading Lawyers™, a division of Law Bulletin Media. This distinction is bestowed upon less than two percent of all licensed lawyers in Illinois age 40 or younger who have proven themselves as professional, ethical and experienced at an early point in their legal career.

Lawrence Kamin congratulates associate attorneys Maureen E. Loughran and Starr M. Rayford for being recognized as “Emerging Lawyers” by Leading Lawyers™, a division of Law Bulletin Media. This distinction is bestowed upon less than two percent of all licensed lawyers in Illinois age 40 or younger who have proven themselves as professional, ethical and experienced at an early point in their legal career.

Starr Rayford has been named an Emerging Lawyer in the areas of Personal Injury Defense Law: General, Products Liability Defense Law, and Professional Malpractice Defense Law. This marks the fourth consecutive year Starr has received the “Emerging Lawyer” honor, which is afforded to the state’s highest-ranked attorneys based on surveys completed by Leading Lawyers throughout Illinois. She is an experienced litigator representing clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, administrative agencies, and arbitration forums. She has successfully defended clients against breach of contract, negligence, wrongful death, and product liability claims, as well as claims under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Maureen Loughran is recognized as an Emerging Lawyer in the areas of Elder Law and Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law. She has extensive knowledge in tax and estate planning, probate administration and litigation (guardianship estates, decedent estates and trust estates), and special needs planning. She works with individuals and families, financial institutions, small businesses and corporations, and is frequently appointed by judges as Guardian ad Litem and as counsel for Respondents in Adult Guardianship cases in Cook County.

“Leading Lawyers” Lists Lawrence Kamin Attorneys for 2019
Four Lawrence Kamin attorneys have been named as 2019 “Leading Lawyers” and join a distinguished group that is comprised of less than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice in Illinois. We congratulate our esteemed colleagues who have been nominated by their peers as top lawyers within their respective areas of law.

Four Lawrence Kamin attorneys have been named as 2019 “Leading Lawyers” and join a distinguished group that is comprised of less than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice in Illinois. We congratulate our esteemed colleagues who have been nominated by their peers as top lawyers within their respective areas of law:

  • Mitchell B. Goldberg – Commercial Litigation
  • Kent Lawrence – ADR Law: Commercial Litigation, Employment, and Commercial Real Estate, Environmental & Construction
  • John S. Monical – Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Defense Law
  • Robert L. Schlossberg – Corporate Finance Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities & Venture Finance Law

While we are proud of the industry recognition our firm and its attorneys have garnered, it is the personal approach we take to every client engagement that truly sets our firm apart. We know that a listen-first approach is key for efficiently driving favorable client results.

Chicago Bar Association Honors Mitchell B. Goldberg with Vanguard Award
We congratulate our esteemed colleague and firm partner, Mitchell B. Goldberg, on his 2019 Vanguard Award, presented by the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) at a luncheon held on April 10, 2019 at the Standard Club. This prestigious award honors individuals and institutions who have made the law and legal profession more accessible to and reflective of the community at large. Mitch was nominated by the Decalogue Society to receive the Vanguard Award for his leadership and contributions to promote strength, professionalism and diversity across the legal community, his work to build solidarity to promote access to justice and combat discrimination, and for his mentoring efforts among law students.
(From left) Jonathan D. Lubin, President of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, Mitchell B. Goldberg, and Steven Elrod, President of the Chicago Bar Association.

We congratulate our esteemed colleague and firm partner, Mitchell B. Goldberg, on his 2019 Vanguard Award, presented by the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) at a luncheon held on April 10, 2019 at the Standard Club. This prestigious award honors individuals and institutions who have made the law and legal profession more accessible to and reflective of the community at large. Mitch was nominated by the Decalogue Society to receive the Vanguard Award for his leadership and contributions to promote strength, professionalism and diversity across the legal community, his work to build solidarity to promote access to justice and combat discrimination, and for his mentoring efforts among law students.

As President of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers from 2017-2018, Mitch organized a coalition of more than 20 groups to speak out against anti-Semitism, racism and hate following the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA in August 2017. Under Mitch’s leadership, the Decalogue Society partnered with the CBA and other bar associations to launch a “Lawyers Call to Action” to work with non-profits that address gun violence in Chicago. Additionally, Mitch helped launch the Cook County Sheriff’s “Hate Crimes Hotline” and continues to serve as a member of the Sheriff’s Tolerance Council.

Mitch is a leader in several bar associations, serves as an adjunct faculty member at IIT-Kent College of Law, a mediation coach at Northwestern University, and works in several volunteer capacities at DePaul University, including as Chairman of the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences College Dean’s advisory board.

Please join us in congratulating Mitch on this well-deserved recognition.

Awarded Best Lawyer's Best Law Firms by US News & World Report 2019 Lawrence Kamin Ranked “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®
Lawrence Kamin has been ranked in the 2019 edition of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. With this recognition, the firm joins an elite group of law firms that demonstrate a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Lawrence Kamin achieved National Tier 1 ranking for its work […]

Lawrence Kamin has been ranked in the 2019 edition of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. With this recognition, the firm joins an elite group of law firms that demonstrate a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Lawrence Kamin achieved National Tier 1 ranking for its work in Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation; National Tier 2 ranking in Corporate Law and Litigation-Securities; and National Tier 3 ranking in Derivatives & Futures and Private Funds/Hedge Funds.

The firm also achieved Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking in Chicago for Arbitration, Litigation-Securities, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation; Metro Tier 2 ranking in Chicago for Corporate Law; and Metro Tier 3 ranking in Chicago for Derivatives & Futures and Private Funds/Hedge Funds.

Firms included in the 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. For more information, visit www.bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

Michael Wise Selected for Best Lawyer in America® Book for Second Year
Long-time Lawrence Kamin partner Michael Wise was recently named for inclusion in the Best Lawyer in America – 25th edition in 2019. Michael received this recognition from his peers in the legal industry for exemplifying professional excellence in the law areas of Securities/Capital Markets and Securities Regulation. He joins an elite group of 1,891 attorneys […]

Long-time Lawrence Kamin partner Michael Wise was recently named for inclusion in the Best Lawyer in America – 25th edition in 2019. Michael received this recognition from his peers in the legal industry for exemplifying professional excellence in the law areas of Securities/Capital Markets and Securities Regulation. He joins an elite group of 1,891 attorneys to receive this distinction in Chicago.

Michael is a valuable resource and prominent adviser within the complex and ever-changing financial services and regulatory space. Having served in roles at the SEC’s Office of Enforcement, Chicago Stock Exchange and U.S. Attorney’s Office, Michael brings vast knowledge and experience to bear for the firms and individuals he represents. Learn More >

Elizabeth C. Lyons Named Emerging Lawyer™ for Second Year
Our esteemed colleague and Associate Attorney, Elizabeth “Liz” C. Lyons, was recently recognized as an Emerging Lawyer™ in Commercial Litigation by Law Bulletin Media’s Leading Lawyers division. With this distinction, Liz joins the top two percent of all attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois who are recognized for having proven themselves […]

Our esteemed colleague and Associate Attorney, Elizabeth “Liz” C. Lyons, was recently recognized as an Emerging Lawyer™ in Commercial Litigation by Law Bulletin Media’s Leading Lawyers division. With this distinction, Liz joins the top two percent of all attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois who are recognized for having proven themselves as professional, ethical and experienced at an early point in their legal career.

Liz concentrates her practice in financial services regulatory compliance and defense. She has represented a wide range of clients, from individuals working with commodities traders, brokerage firms and retail advisory firms, to publicly-traded financial firms, investment advisers and private equity firms of all sizes. Learn more>

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