Firm Names Two New Partners

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Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. is pleased to announce the promotion of Kimberly A. Cloud and Joseph E. von Meier to partner.

Ms. Cloud is a member of the firm's litigation group and has represented individuals and businesses in commercial disputes, including disputes involving the automobile industry and commercial real estate and leasing matters. Ms. Cloud represents clients in state and federal court, before administrative agencies, and in binding arbitrations through the American Arbitration Association.

Ms. Cloud received her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law in May 2002.

Mr. von Meier is a member of the firm's Real Estate practice group and focuses his practice on commercial real estate matters. He has extensive experience in representing multiple Chicago-based and national residential developers in all aspects of single-family, condominium, and apartment building transactions. He represents tenants and landlords in industrial, office, and retail lease negotiations as well as large real estate holders in acquisition and disposition of real estate inventory.

Mr. von Meier also represents industrial property developers in land use and zoning issues. In addition to commercial real estate, he assists in the firm's representation of an Illinois municipality as corporate counsel to the Zoning Board of Appeals in such areas as reviewing petitions for special use permits and zoning code variances and general enforcement of their zoning and building code. Mr. von Meier was recognized in the 2009 and 2010 Editions of Illinois Super Lawyer's Magazine as a "Rising Star" in Real Estate law.

Mr. von Meier was awarded his J. D. cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, in 2002.

Both Ms. Cloud and Mr. von Meier were firm summer associates in 2001.

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