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Stuart Ringel joins Lowis & Gellen

Stuart RingelLowis & Gellen LLP welcomes Stuart Ringel as Of Counsel. Over his 30 plus year career, Stuart has handled all phases of litigation on behalf of healthcare facilities and professionals, product manufacturers and clients in myriad other industries. Most recently, Stuart was Vice President of Healthcare Claims for a large insurance carrier where he oversaw all business, technical and personnel issues for the unit handling liability claims made against a broad array of healthcare insureds.

Cahill Presents his 50th Live Webinar

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.

Enforceability of Intercreditor Agreements in Bankruptcy – presented by Christopher Cahill

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?

LG Attorneys Successful in Dismissing Federal S.1983/1985 Claims in Case involving DCFS

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 Immigration Specialist Samera Ludwig

LG welcomes one of our newest attorneys, immigration law specialist Samera Ludwig. 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.

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LG’s Sanford Stein Testifies in Brazil

LG cannabis law specialist Sanford Stein recently testified in front of the Brazilian House of Representatives Committee on Health Care. LG Stein Photo - Brazil 2 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.

Fifty years ago this month, the Stonewall Riots served as a pivotal catalyst for a new generation of political activism in the gay rights arena. In celebration of Pride Month and in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, L&G invites you to join in the festivities as we “Take Pride In Our Diversity.” We are thrilled to be hosting media icon and gay rights activist Tracy Baim as a guest speaker on June 18, 2019 at 3:30 p.m., immediately followed by a celebratory reception (yes we will have delicious rainbow cake). Please RSVP to Natalia Griesbach at ngriesbach@lowis-gellen.com.TracyBaimL&G

L&G’s Jerry Haberkorn Supports El Hogar del Nino

elhogar3On June 07, 2019, El Hogar del Nino hosted a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on the opening of their new gross motor room. Many honored guests were present during the special ribbon-cutting ceremony, including Lowis & Gellen’s Gerald Haberkorn.

The new gross motor room was made possible by the Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation and will support the physical development of the toddlers enrolled in their organization.

El Hogar Del Nino (“the home of the child”), has been an active nonprofit organization since 1972 when it was started by a group of Pilsen mothers who were in need of child care due to the increase of households becoming dual-income. Gathering together, the devoted parents opened the first bilingual and affordable daycare in the community. The organization has provided early educational learning and access to family resources for hundreds of families in Pilsen and Little Village.