Practice made Personal®

Timothy R. Nelson

"In serving as a trusted advisor for our clients, my services go well beyond strictly legal support. I participate in the critical events and decisions that shape our clients’ businesses and their lives. The objectives and concerns of our clients become my objectives and concerns."

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Christopher J. Bannon

"We make our practice personal both inside and outside the firm. Internally, our management team fosters a collegial and team oriented environment. And extending that personal approach outward, I get to know my clients well, spend time learning their concerns and expectations, and make sure they know they are not just a name on a file."

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Mary Vidal Hays

"As a wife, mother and daughter, I understand the desire to preserve your family’s wealth, protect your family members and to simplify the process as much as possible. My clients benefit from my experience, guidance and compassion. I don’t know how to practice in this area any other way but on a highly personal level."

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Sharon S. Zaban

"I like to get to know our clients and learn what is important to them to make sure their transaction is a success. Keeping in contact with clients and collaborating during the process is essential."

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Amy M. Gibson

"Whenever I speak with clients, I make it a priority to begin the conversation by asking them how they are doing and learning more about them. I take pride in getting to know my clients so we can build a relationship, more effectively communicate, and work together toward the desired result."

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Jay A. Frank

"My practice is an important part of my life. I work at it six days a week. This allows me to really get to know my client, and to establish a close personal working relationship. We’re a team ready for the task."

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Jerry  Holisky

"I take pride in being a business adviser who provides practical legal advice. This means I will help you find a way to do the deal – rather than tell you why you can’t. I particularly enjoy spending time in the boardroom. It helps me develop a personal relationship with the owners and management while learning about the client’s business."

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Neubauer and Balbirer Appointed to Illinois State Bar Association Committee and Leadership Roles

Julie Neubauer appointed Chair of the ISBA Standing Committee on Women & the Law, a member of the Diversity Leadership Council and member of the Family Law Section Council; Staci Balbirer, as a member of the Standing Committee on Women & the Law.


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