February 13, 2012

National law firm Polsinelli Shughart continues its growth with the addition of Shareholder Lauren K. Mack to its Chicago office. Mack concentrates her practice on federal tax matters related to public finance and tax-exempt organizations. Mack joins a deep bench of attorneys with knowledge in all aspects and phases of public finance. She will work closely with fellow healthcare and nonprofit finance attorneys Janet Zeigler and Dana Lach in Chicago, as well as municipal finance attorneys Lisa Quateman and Timothy Reimers who practice in Los Angeles.

“Polsinelli Shughart’s nationally recognized reputation advising health care providers and other nonprofit organizations is a natural fit and extension of my practice,” Mack said. “I look forward to enhancing the firm’s capabilities in the tax and public finance arenas.”

Mack’s experience advising hospitals, health care organizations and other tax-exempt organizations on tax-exemption and compliance matters expands the scope of sophisticated services the firm provides to health care and nonprofit organizations. She counsels and represents tax exempt organizations on a wide variety of matters, including transaction structuring, interactions with the Internal Revenue Service, ongoing tax reporting and compliance, and related governance matters. Polsinelli Shughart is one of the top 100 law firms* in the country with 16 offices stretching from coast to coast. The firm’s Chicago office includes attorneys who practice in bankruptcy, corporate, energy, health care, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, real estate, and securities.

“Lauren’s experience providing tax guidance to our nonprofit and governmental clients is a valuable addition to the range of tax services we offer,” said Chicago Managing Director Anthony J. Nasharr. “We’re pleased to be growing in a way that can benefit our clients in these particular areas.”

Mack earned her law degree from Duke University School of Law in 1982, with distinction, and earned a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1979. Mack is an active member of and regular speaker for the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the American Health Lawyers Association and Health Law and Taxation Sections of the American Bar Association.

Mack is a great source for reporters working on stories about:

• Tax implications in public finance matters
• Tax issues for hospitals and health care providers
• Tax issues for nonprofit organizations

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,

About Polsinelli Shughart PC
With 570 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business law, financial services, real estate and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, Polsinelli is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its clients. The firm builds enduring relationships by creating value through our legal services – with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices located in Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Edwardsville; Jefferson City; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New York; Overland Park; Phoenix; Springfield; St. Joseph; St. Louis; Topeka; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. In California, Polsinelli Shughart LLP.

*According to The National Law Journal