6 Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Emerging Lawyers By Illinois Leading Lawyers
Katie Attebery, Amy Gibson, Julie Johnson, Kari Kaplan, Tim Nelson and Amber LaFevers have been named Emerging Lawyers by Illinois Leading Lawyers. Emerging Lawyers have been identified by their peers to be among the top lawyers who are age 40 or younger (unless they have practiced for no more than 10 years). Less than 2% of all lawyers licensed in Illinois have received the distinction of Emerging Lawyer.
Aronberg Goldgehn’s Emerging Lawyers are:
Katherine A. Attebery (Member) – Katie concentrates her practice on banking law, with a focus on commercial loan documentation and modification, loan workout documentation, and creditors' rights and commercial foreclosure litigation. She provides counsel to the firm’s banking clients on both transactional and litigation matters.
Amy M. Gibson (Member) – Amy focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including, without limitation, claims involving shareholder disputes, fraud, consumer fraud, breach of contract between businesses, and real estate. She also defends local and national employers in litigation and administrative proceedings involving claims by employees for discrimination, retaliation, violation of state and federal wage and hour laws, and misclassification.
Julie A. Johnson (Member) – Julie dedicates her practice to issues of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, child custody, domestic violence/orders of protection, child support, post-judgment litigation, adoption, parentage and all other related matters. She is engaged in all aspects of the practice, including preparing prenuptial agreements, drafting pleadings, handling pre-trial motions, engaging in settlement negotiations, conducting discovery analysis, and handling trials and appeals.
Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan (Member) – Kari 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.
Timothy R. Nelson (Member) – Tim represents clients in a broad range of matters and transactions, often serving as outside general counsel for middle market and privately held businesses. He represents clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; business formation, start-up 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 assists clients with a range of technology and intellectual property matters.
Amber O. LaFevers (Associate) – Amber is a commercial litigator who focuses her practice on disputes involving insurance coverage, corporate control and general corporate matters. She also provides strategic counseling to clients in connection with underlying exposures presented by corporate scandals and derivative litigation. In her insurance coverage practice, Amber has handled numerous matters arising out of professional liability, errors and omissions, director and officer, fidelity, commercial general liability and environmental claims.
Leading Lawyers is a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company, a diversified print and electronic information company that has been serving the Chicago legal and business communities since 1854. Flagship of the privately held corporation is the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, the oldest daily courts newspaper in the country.
Emerging Lawyer selection arises from Law Bulletin Publishing Company's annual surveys that are mailed to all Leading Lawyers in Illinois. The survey asks Leading Lawyers to confidentially share the names of lawyers whom they believe have jumped quickly from the starting gate and have proven themselves professional, ethical, and experienced at an early point in their legal career. Unlike Leading Lawyers surveys, each Leading Lawyer is permitted to recommend one lawyer from his or her own law firm for every two lawyers recommended from outside of their firm. Emerging Lawyers must be 40 or younger unless they have practiced for no more than 10 years.