Hoelting Kaplan, LaFevers, Nelson and Gibson Named Rising Stars By Illinois Super Lawyers


Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson have been designated as Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers, a designation awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of Illinois attorneys 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

About Aronberg Goldgehn’s “Rising Stars”

Kari Hoelting Kaplan has been named a Rising Star in Business/Corporate Law. She concentrates her business and transactional law practice on corporate transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; entity formation and governance matters; private debt and equity offerings; and contractual and general business matters. She is experienced in drafting and negotiating stock and asset purchase agreements, securities offering documents, operating agreements, stockholder agreements and various commercial agreements, such as manufacturing and supply agreements, confidentiality agreements, licensing agreements and other services contracts.

Amber O. LaFevers has been named a Rising Star in Insurance Coverage and Business Litigation. She focuses her practice on analyzing and litigating complex business disputes involving insurance coverage, corporate control and general corporate matters. She is regularly engaged in protecting client’s interests and effectively litigating and resolving high-stakes claims involving a wide variety of insurance coverage and complex commercial disputes. Amber also provides strategic counseling to clients in connection with underlying exposures presented by corporate scandals and derivative litigation. She has represented clients in state and federal courts across the country and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Timothy R. Nelson has been named a Rising Star in Business/Corporate Law. He often serves as outside general counsel for middle market and privately held businesses in a variety of industries, providing counsel on a broad range of legal, business and strategic matters. He frequently represents clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; business formation and governance matters; corporate structure and business planning matters; private debt and equity offerings; shareholder disputes; commercial finance transactions; as well as real estate, leasing and licensing transactions. Tim also regularly negotiates and drafts business governance documentation; purchase and sale documentation; confidentiality agreements, employment policies and agreements, strategic and consulting agreements; licensing documentation, loan documentation, real estate and leasing agreements; customer contracts, and a variety of other documents. Tim also assists clients with a range of technology and intellectual property matters.

Amy M. Rapoport Gibson has been named a Rising Star in Business Litigation. She focuses her practice on shareholder disputes, employment litigation and real estate litigation. Shareholder disputes she handles include, without limitation, claims for violation of the Business Corporation Act, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract. In the area of employment litigation, Amy defends clients in claims for discrimination, breach of noncompetition agreements and trade secret misappropriation, among others. In her real estate litigation practice, Amy handles claims for trespass and nuisance as well as general business litigation.

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Super Lawyers Magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. In the United States, Super Lawyers Magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers.

The Rising Stars list is developed using the same patented multiphase selection process used for the Super Lawyers list except: (1) To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less, and (2) While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars.

All attorneys first go through the Super Lawyers selection process. Those who are not selected to the Super Lawyers list, but meet either one of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements, then go through the Rising Stars selection process. Rising Stars lists are available in every market that has an existing Super Lawyers list, except for Alaska and San Diego.

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