6 Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Emerging Lawyers By Illinois Leading Lawyers

03.30.18

Amy M. Gibson, Benjamin Haskin, Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber O. LaFevers, Lindsay P. Lollio and Timothy R. Nelson have been named Emerging Lawyers for 2018 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:

Amy M. Gibson (Member) was named an Emerging Lawyer in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Management side Employment Law. A Co-Chair of Aronberg Goldgehn’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Amy focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including claims involving shareholder disputes, fraud, consumer fraud, breach of contract, 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 worker misclassification.

Benjamin Haskin (Associate) was named an Emerging Lawyer in the Commercial Litigation. He represents an expansive range of businesses in complex commercial litigation. He has litigated breach of contract claims, enforcement of restrictive covenants, shareholder derivative suits, and labor and employment cases. He also represents commercial lenders in Uniform Commercial Code and bankruptcy matters.

Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan (Member) was named an Emerging Lawyer in the areas of Closely & Privately Held Business Law, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities & Venture Finance Law. She concentrates her 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.

Amber O. LaFevers (Member) was named an Emerging Lawyer in the areas of Insurance Coverage Law and Commercial Litigation. She represents insurers in complex insurance coverage litigation arising under professional liability, general liability, errors and omissions, director and officer, and financial services policies. She also handles matters involving claims of bad faith and provides strategic counseling to clients regarding potential liability and strategies for handling underlying liability matters. In addition, Amber has represented corporate clients in commercial disputes and corporate governance matters.

Lindsay P. Lollio (Associate) was named an Emerging Lawyer in the areas of Insurance Coverage Law and Commercial Litigation. She represents a broad range of entities in the areas of civil liability defense, commercial and insurance-related matters. She has defended clients in complex matters involving alleged negligence, medical malpractice, intentional tort liability, premises liability, products liability, construction liability, professional liability and general liability. In her commercial litigation practice, Lindsay handles complex contract disputes, employment disputes and ERISA. She also regularly consults with healthcare clients and business associates regarding HIPAA compliance. As coverage counsel, she analyzes and litigates complex insurance coverage matters on behalf of insurance carriers concerning a wide breadth of issues.

Timothy R. Nelson (Member) was named an Emerging Lawyer in Closely & Privately Held Business Law. A Co-Chair of the Business Law & Transactions Group at Aronberg Goldgehn, 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.

About Illinois Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers

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.



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