June 24, 2013

Polsinelli welcomes three new attorneys to its Chicago office. Andrea Briski joins the Real Estate Finance Practice as counsel, while associates Steven Bierly and Sangmee Konicek enter the General Corporate and Commercial Litigation groups, respectively.

Briski, a Chicago-Kent alumna, has extensive experience in real estate transactions and finance for clients including REITs, Fortune 500 companies, developers, multinational banks and investment companies.

A Northwestern University School of Law graduate, Bierly has worked on a variety of corporate matters, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions and corporate governance and securities law matters.

Konicek focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation. Since graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law, she has assisted clients in matters including alleged false advertising, breach of contract, trade secret and employment disputes.

“These three attorneys bring a fantastic set of skills to the table,” remarked Polsinelli Chicago Managing Director Anthony J. Nasharr. “The practices they’re joining are key areas of growth for us in Chicago and throughout our firm. Recruiting such high-caliber local talent enables us to better serve our existing clients’ needs while continuing our focused expansion in the Chicago market. This office is an exciting, dynamic place to be – and even more so now that we’ve brought Andrea, Steven and Sangmee on board.”

These additions to staff come at an exciting period of overall growth for Polsinelli. The firm was recently recognized as the fastest-growing law firm in America over the past five years by The American Lawyer. This year, the firm moved to the 69th position from 78th in The National Law Journal’s ranking of the largest U.S. based law firms. The firm’s nationally recognized Health Care Practice is the fourth largest in the nation according to the American Health Lawyers Association. The American Lawyer Magazine featured Polsinelli in its June 2013 issue.

The firm’s Chicago office opened in 2006 with just six attorneys and has since expanded to more than 80 lawyers working in 12 practice areas.

About Polsinelli

Real Challenges. Real Answers.SM Serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs, and individuals, our attorneys build enduring relationships by providing legal counsel informed by business insight to help clients achieve their objectives. This commitment to understanding our clients' businesses has helped us become the fastest growing law firm in the U.S. for the past five years, according to the leading legal business and law firm publication, The American Lawyer. With more than 660 attorneys in 17 cities, our national law firm is a recognized leader in the industries driving our growth, including health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation. The firm can be found online at Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.