On August 23, 2019, Christopher Cahill moderated “Blockchain and Smart Contracts,” a live webinar co-produced by Financial Poise and West LegalEd. Cahill’s webinars have run several gamuts, from bankruptcy law and strategic alternatives for distressed businesses, to credit insurance and trade finance, to crowdfunding and business fund-raising, to blockchain and everything. He has three more scheduled for 2019: Blockchain and Supply Chain, Digital Assets, and Blockchain and Trade Finance (all for Financial Poise and West LegalEd).
A complete list of Cahill’s webinars can be found on his attorney bio page here.
Christopher Cahill will present on the enforceability of intercreditor agreements in bankruptcy at the 2019 CBA Commercial Bankruptcy Seminar, to take place on November 12, 2019. Intercreditor agreements modify pre-existing priority rankings of the respective claims of secured creditors, and usually cabin the junior creditor’s rights and remedies against the debtor. What drafting pitfalls can be avoided (or engineered)? Will a well-drafted intercreditor agreement be enforced against the junior creditor by a bankruptcy court, in the face of some possibly overriding law or policy? And does the bankruptcy court have jurisdiction to enter a final order on a dispute?
We are currently hiring for the following positions. The full posting for each position is listed below:
If you are interested and qualified for any of these positons, please submit your resume and salary requirements to Sue at NewHires@lowis-gellen.com. Also, include the position title on the subject line and it is a good idea for you to mention your name in the cover email as well.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Lowis & Gellen aims to bring together a range of talents and skills of people who strive to work toward a common goal. Building a diverse workforce is smart business. Different backgrounds and perspectives lead to a variety of ideas, knowledge, and ways of doing things. By employing staff from various social and cultural backgrounds, we widen the range of perspectives, knowledge, and approaches from which decisions are made. Diversity and Inclusion permits us to understand and appreciate the differences of people from diverse perspectives. It is essential that we create an atmosphere that supports positive relationships and communications in which we can all grow and learn from each other. We are improving our own diversity and inclusion practices and are committed to doing everything possible to create the best environment for all of our employees by valuing and creating a fair and inclusive place to work.
Every employee should feel comfortable in our workplace, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. Lowis & Gellen is committed to creating and maintaining an open and supportive work atmosphere. This includes equal opportunity for development and advancement within the firm regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and the equal provision of benefits to same and opposite sex partners or spouses.
Lowis & Gellen LLP is in need of a part-time Of Counsel 1099 attorney with loan documentation experience who is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois. Consistent with our commitment to working parents, the candidate can work from home with occasional travel to court or closings. Ideally, the candidate’s experience would include commercial finance, secured lending, reviewing contracts and loan documents, reviewing title; preparing loan-related documents, including promissory notes, mortgages, credit agreements, security agreements, UCCs, indemnities, guaranties, subordination agreements, business organization documents; documenting loan transactions (drafting loan documents on behalf of financial institutions that may involve lien perfection issues, collateral, and cross-collateral), performing due diligence, and preparing attorney opinion letters. Admission to the Indiana bar and/or knowledge of SBA or Agricultural lending procedures are also a plus, but not required.
We value excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, negotiation, organizational and problem solving skills. The candidate needs to have the ability to craft creative strategies for our clients, to take initiative and manage competing priorities, to produce accurate documents under tight deadlines and be persistent and proactive. Qualified candidates will be committed to providing exceptional client service and will have an opportunity to be mentored by some of Chicago’s leading defense attorneys.
Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing samples and fee requirements to Sue at NewHires@Lowis-Gellen.com
Congratulations to valued LG client Fair Oaks Farms and CEO Michael L. Thompson on receiving Black Enterprise Magazine’s Company of the Year award!
For more information, click here: https://www.blackenterprise.com/fair-oaks-farms-michael-thompson/
LG attorneys Lee Williams, Kevin Clancy and Anne Brochmann recently were able to secure a with prejudice dismissal of a lawsuit in the Northern District of Illinois alleging that a Hospital, physician, and licensed social worker “conspired to deprive” and “deprived” plaintiffs of their civil rights during a DCFS investigation and Juvenile Court proceedings. The lawsuit arose out of the death of a minor and the subsequent removal of the minor’s siblings from their parents’ custody. Although the Hospital, physician, and licensed social worker, as private actors, were not immunized for participating in DCFS investigations under federal law, the Northern District agreed with LG’s attorneys that the Federal claim against LG’s clients under Sections 1983 and 1985(3) should be dismissed.
LG welcomes one of our newest attorneys, immigration law specialist Samera Ludwig.
With Samera joining our team, we now offer a full complement of immigration law services, with a primary focus on counseling employers on immigration strategies. LG can assist with the hiring of prospective foreign employees and can guide our clients through the entire immigration life cycle, from I-9′s to work visas, permanent residency, and citizenship.
With Samera, LG now represents a range of diverse clients including multinational corporations, universities, hospitals, medical centers, churches and other professional organizations in immigration services. We assist our clients navigate the “alphabet soup” of visas, including B-visas (business), E-1 and E-2 (treaty trader and investor), E-3 (specialty occupation), H-1B (specialty occupation), H-3 (trainee), L (intracompany transfers of executives & managers), O (persons of extraordinary ability, P (athletes and trainers), R (religious workers) and TN (professionals from Canada and Mexico).
To find out more, contact Samera or LG directly and ask for our immigration practice group.
LG cannabis law specialist Sanford Stein recently testified in front of the Brazilian House of Representatives Committee on Health Care. The Committee is currently conducting hearings on a national medical cannabis law, and Stein expects to return soon for continued detailed discussions and to assist with drafting national cannabis legislation for Brazil.
Contact us or Sandy directly at LG and ask for our cannabis law team if you have any questions.
Our Lowis & Gellen LLP Chicago office is in search of a full time corporate Merger and Acquisition attorney who has obtained at least 2 years of experience. The ideal candidate should have some merger and acquisition background who desires to work with a diverse group of colleagues and well-versed mentors. We value excellent organizational and problem solving skills, the ability to craft creative strategies for our clients and the ability to take initiative. Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are needed. Please submit your CV, writing samples and salary requirements to Sue at NewHires@Lowis-Gellen.com
Lowis & Gellen LLP is in need of a part-time Of Counsel attorney with medical malpractice defense experience who is admitted to practice and lives in or near the state of Delaware. Ideally, the candidate’s experience would include some cross-examination of medical experts as well as preparing and presenting defendant physicians for deposition. Consistent with our commitment to working parents, the candidate can work from home with occasional travel to court and local depositions. Please submit your cover letter, CV, writing samples and fee requirements to Sue at NewHires@Lowis-Gellen.com