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Polsinelli Shalton Welte Suelthaus acquires a firm in Chicago
Kansas City-based Polsinelli Shalton Welte Suelthaus has acquired Chicago-based law firm Nasharr & Shea. The founding partners of Nasharr & Shea, along with four other attorneys, will join Polsinelli Shalton's Chicago office. Cited as one of the fastest-growing law firm by the National Law Journal, Polsinelli Shalton concentrates on business law, financial services, real estate, public law, and litigation.

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Gardner Carton & Douglas opens office in Manhattan
Best known for its healthcare, bankruptcy, and general corporate practices, Chicago's Gardner Carton & Douglas has opened a Manhattan office with two bankruptcy partners. Stephanie Wickcouski, head of Washington, DC, office, will relocate as a managing partner. Janice Grubin, previously working with Wormser, Kiely, Galef & Jacobs, will be the other partner.

McGuireWoods promotes 15 to partner level
McGuireWoods, LLP, promoted 15 associates to partner level, boosting the ranks to number approximately 400. The partners are James M. Anderson (corporate), Luke Anderson (commercial litigation), Thomas M. Beshere (commercial litigation), Michael R. Daglio (products liability and mass torts), Eva De Walsche (real estate and environmental), Sally E. Edison (financial services), Deborah B. Herzog (corporate), Stephanie P. Karn (labor and employment), Tony S. Lee (corporate), Brian J. Lubkeman (real estate and environmental), Peter A. Milianti (labor and employment), Stephen D. Peterson (real estate and environmental), Bénédicte Raevens (commercial litigation), Neera Mahajan Shetty (labor and employment), and Jeffrey C. Torres (commercial litigation).

Paul Hastings adds head of technological transactions
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP, has selected David M. Klein to lead the firm’s technology transactions and outsourcing practices in New York. Previously, Klein worked with Shearman & Sterling and handled issues related to technology transactions, including outsourcing, licensing agreements, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, financing, and other corporate transactional matters. Serving a diverse clientele, which includes top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies, Paul Hastings is a leading international law firm with 1,000 attorneys in 17 offices.

Crowell & Moring, LLP , elects six partners
Crowell & Moring, LLP, has elected six new partners and seven counsels within the ranks of the firm's Washington, DC, Brussels, and California offices. The new partners are Benjamin T. Butler (Washington, DC), Daniel R. Forman (Washington, DC), Andy Liu (Washington, DC), Jonathan H. Pittman (Washington, DC), Alex E. Sadler (Washington, DC), and Daniel A. Sasse (Irvine, CA). Firm associates promoted to counsel include Karen C. Hermann (Washington, DC), Jonathan M. Lindsay (CA), Christopher McWhinney (Washington, DC), Linda B. Popejoy (Washington, DC), Mark A. Ringel (Washington, DC), Glenn A. Rowley (CA), and Frederik Van Remoortel (Brussels).

Murphy and Vitolo to join Thacher Proffitt & Wood, LLP
Thacher Proffitt & Wood, LLP, has announced the selection of Gregory P. Murphy and Michael J. Vitolo as Counsel to the Real Estate Practice Group. Murphy concentrates on commercial real estate and asset-based finance, serving clients such as lending institutions, investors, and developers. Vitolo’s practice focuses on real estate, banking, and asset-based lending. Founded 150 years ago, Thacher Proffitt & Wood, LLP, concentrates on the capital markets and financial services industries.

Everest IP opens in Northbrook, IL
Chicago-based Everest Intellectual Property Law Group has opened an office in Northbrook, IL. The firm provides a diverse range of IP legal services, including the preparation of patent, trademark, and copyright applications; IP opinions; IP litigation; IP due diligence; and patent searching.

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