• May 16 2013

    Ellen Brace, an associate in the firm’s Litigation group, recently represented an Iraqi veteran, who had been injured in combat, in connection with his civil asset forfeiture case in Cook County. In this case, the State’s Attorney attempted to forfei...

  • Dec 10 2012

    On December 7, 2012, firm attorneys Ellen Brace, Erika Harold, Alex Marks, Tiffany Sorge-Smith, and Sara Youn volunteered at Goldblatt Elementary School on Chicago’s West Side to teach second grade students about the legal system and the...

  • Dec 06 2012

    Litigation partner Ira Levin recently achieved a signal victory on behalf of Fields Infiniti and Fields Infiniti of Lake County before both the Illinois Motor Vehicle Review Board and the Circuit Court of Cook County against Nissan North America’s...

  • Dec 04 2012

    The Firm congratulates colleague Patrick D. Thompson on his recent election victory. He joins the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) as one of three newly elected commissioners...

  • Nov 28 2012

    Many have read of the recent prosecution of Hanjuan Jin, a Motorola Software Engineer, who was this year convicted in federal court in Chicago for criminal theft of trade secrets. The case was aggressively pursued by federal prosecutors, and Jin was...

  • Nov 19 2012

    Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella welcomes associate Eric VanderPloeg as the newest member of its litigation practice. He was a summer associate at the Firm in 2011...

  • Nov 15 2012

    Karen MacKay recently served on a panel at an event sponsored by Villanova University for its Chicago alumni association. The discussion was titled “Congress, Politics and Taxes: What’s Around the Corner and Over the Horizon?” and Karen discussed...

  • Oct 26 2012

    Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella welcomes associate Dana White to its Real Estate group. Ms. White focuses her practice on complex commercial real estate transactions as well as counseling clients on a variety of business and real estate matters...

  • Sep 18 2012

    Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella is delighted to announce that, to accommodate our own continuing growth and increasing client needs, we are expanding and refining our facilities here at 330 North Wabash in Chicago. In a few short months we will...

  • Aug 14 2012

    For more than 20 years, the Family Business Council has taken the lead in offering a support network to owners and heads of family businesses in the Chicago area. Leaders from nearly 100 member companies have come to rely on the Council to create...

  • Jul 03 2012

    Spoliation (spo-le-a-shen) is the destruction, alteration, or failure to preserve evidence. If a court determines that a party in litigation has failed to produce evidence due to spoliation, juries are instructed that they may infer that the...

  • Jun 23 2012

    On June 23, Francis Cardinal George presented a Papal Decree from Pope Benedict XVI appointing three distinguished members of the Chicago Catholic community to knighthood in the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great. The newly...

  • Mar 29 2012

    The Firm’s Religious and Not-For-Profit practice will host Don Wycliff for a discussion on Religion and the 2012 Election at Fulton’s on the River on April 25. Don will discuss the controversial role that religion is playing in the 2012 presidential...

  • Feb 24 2012

    Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella welcomes Jay Statland to the Firm as a partner and a member of the Corporate, Litigation and Automotive Franchise groups. Mr. Statland represents automobile dealers, focusing on manufacturer relations, acquisition...

  • Jan 11 2012

    Each year at Burke, Warren, Firm partners nominate senior associates with seven to eight years of experience and growth within the firm for partnership, and then gather to discuss, evaluate and vote on the nominees. We are pleased to announce and...

  • Jan 06 2012

    Most private sector employers are subject to the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”), a 1935 federal statute that governs traditional aspects of labor law such as collective bargaining, strikes, and changes of unfair labor practices, while...

  • Dec 01 2011

    Partner Craig McCrohon has completed the country’s largest database of legal terms of private mergers and acquisitions deals. The 2011 M&A Benchmarking Study includes over 1,000 middle market deals with benchmarks for deal terms that may used by...

  • Nov 29 2011

    Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. is proud to announce the addition of a real estate tax appeal practice focusing on commercial and industrial real estate in the Cook and collar county areas. The practice will contest adverse property...

  • Nov 10 2011

    Terry Hillard, former Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department and co-founder of strategic and investigative services firm Hillard Heintze, was the featured presenter at the Firm’s Religious and Not-for-Profit practice fall luncheon at...

  • Nov 01 2011

    Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. is pleased to welcome new attorneys Elizabeth A. Meyer, Ellen J. Westley, Adam R. Jung, Adam T. Rick and Sara Youn. Elizabeth Meyer is a member of the Firm’s Litigation practice. Prior to her work as a summer...

  • Oct 20 2011

    On October 20, 2011, the Firm’s Karen K. MacKay was a speaker at MB Financial Bank’s seminar entitled “Strategic Estate Planning For Business Owners.” The presentation discussed recent changes to estate, gift, and generation-skipping tranfer...

  • Oct 01 2011

    The Firm’s Jim Geoly was recently elected to the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago’s Board of Governors. The Guild, along with its partners in the Catholic Charities Legal Assistance of the Archdiocese of Chicago, provides volunteer opportunities for...

  • Sep 18 2011

    James Serritella was named Catholic Lawyer of the Year by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago. Founded in 1934, the Guild works to provide legal services to charities and related organizations throughout the Chicago area, as well as provide fellows...

  • Aug 10 2011

    Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella P.C. is very pleased to announce that Patrick D. Thompson and Joseph P. Roddy recently joined the Firm as partners. Mr. Thompson brings a real estate, zoning and public finance practice to the Firm, while Mr. Roddy...

  • Aug 03 2011

    Rev. Manuel “Manny” Mill is a man on a mission. As the founder and Executive Director of Koinonia House National Ministries, Rev. Mill has devoted his life to the ministry of people released from prison. He has opened his home and his family to them...

  • Jul 14 2011

    Richard W. Burke recently accepted an invitation to join the Board of Trustees of the John G. Shedd Aquarium. As one of Chicago’s premier cultural institutions, the Shedd Aquarium has pioneered efforts in showcasing marine life through its collection...

  • Apr 14 2011

    Too few business people know the full scope of the contracts they enter into, especially the "boiler plate," which often has provisions controlling where and how contract disputes are resolved. These are referred to as "pre-dispute resolution...

  • Apr 01 2011

    BULLYING takes center stage as focus of firm event...

  • Jan 15 2011

    Firm Promotes New Partners...

  • Jan 04 2011

    Presented by Craig McCrohon and Aaron Stanton of Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. and Thomas O. Deneen of Aon Corporation. Burke Warren and AON are presenting a national audio conference focusing on the escalating regulatory and legal risks...

  • Dec 04 2010

    For the past two years, we have been waiting for Congress to address the estate tax. To date, Congress has taken no action....

  • Nov 16 2010

    Jim Serritella recently accepted an invitation to join the board of Music of the Baroque. ...

  • Nov 08 2010

    With bank failures piling up, the FDIC has initiated vigorous legal attacks on bank directors and officers....

  • Oct 29 2010

    The firm’s Religious and Not-For-Profit practice will host the Religious Displays on Public Property panel discussion at Fulton’s on the River on November 3....

  • Oct 19 2010

    There has been so much political hyperbole associated with the new health care reform legislation (known formally as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “ACA”) that it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. ...

  • Oct 08 2010

    A “green lease” is a commercial lease between a landlord and a tenant in a “green” building....

  • Oct 04 2010

    On six separate occasions in 2010, Congress introduced legislation designed to curtail a very favorable estate planning technique called a “Grantor Retained Annuity Trust” or “GRAT.” ...

  • Oct 01 2010

    We all have lives outside of our professional worlds. Two firm attorneys take their non-work activities seriously, one recently traveling to Hungary and the other to Colorado to participate in events they enjoy. ...

  • Sep 10 2010

    Tiffany Sorge Smith and Shana A. Shifrin recently joined the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Class Action Defense Group. Tiffany Sorge Smith joins the firm following three years at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her commercial litigation experience...

  • Aug 31 2010

    Gray market goods include products with legitimate, authorized trademarks that are intended for sale and use outside the United States but that are imported and sold in the United States without the consent of the US...

  • Aug 05 2010

    There has been no shortage of bad news about the serious problems law firms have faced recently...

  • Aug 02 2010

    In industries where customer lists are essential, the employer will often seek to prevent an employee from “stealing” clients...

  • Jul 27 2010

    To minimize estate taxes and prevent the disclosure to the public of one’s personal financial information upon death, many clients of the firm have established revocable living trusts...

  • May 14 2010

    Associates Nora Couri, Andrew LeMar, Alex Marks and Steve Schuster volunteered at Chicago Public School’s Decatur Elementary School as part of Law Week...

  • May 07 2010

    Don’t say anything bad about Al Gore around the founders and engineers of the Internet...

  • Apr 05 2010
    featuring Stephen C. Voris, Susan M. Horner, Victoria R. Collado, Jay S. Dobrutsky, George J. Lynch, James C. Geoly, Edward J. Lesniak, Frederic A. Mendelsohn, Gerard D. Ring

    Mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) play a critical role in bringing many disputes to successful or at least reasonable conclusions...

  • Mar 26 2010

    Statistics show that over 65% of all first generation businesses don’t survive the transition to the second generation and only 7% survive into the third. Just 3% of businesses are lucky enough to make it to the fourth generation...

  • Mar 17 2010

    Greg Carrott is a founder of Cavoure, LP, an executive search firm headquartered in Chicago. Greg has more than 20 years in search, and his articles have appeared in Forbes and the Harvard Business Review. The Chicago Tribune recently turned to Greg...

  • Feb 22 2010

    Since General Motors and Chrysler collectively terminated over 3000 dealership franchises as part of their 2009 bankruptcies, over half of these dealers, and the families that own them, have been officially fighting back for reinstatement...

  • Feb 01 2010

    The firm’s Doug Wambach, George Lynch and Susan Horner successfully represented the Village of Barrington Hills in a recent administrative review proceeding...

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