News Releases
January 2, 2014
Polsinelli welcomes three new attorneys to its Chicago office, continuing its growth here and across the country. The new Chicago attorneys are shareholders Chuck Katz and Scott M. Gilbert, as well as John Young who serves as counsel. The Chicago office opened in 2006 with just six attorneys, primarily in financial services, and has since expanded to 90 lawyers working in 12 practice areas providing a full range of services for clients. The Chicago office is part of the nationwide firm located in 18 cities with more than 695 attorneys.

“Our growth is strategic and deliberate,” said Polsinelli Chicago Managing Director Anthony J. Nasharr, who started the office in Chicago. “We continue to add attorneys who can meet our clients’ needs, offering practical legal guidance for better business decisions. In bringing aboard Chuck, Scott and John, we can offer broader and deeper experience not only to our Chicago clients but nationally, as well.”

Katz, who focuses his practice on public finance and tax law, brings more than 27 years of experience to the firm. His work related to municipal bonds includes having served as bond underwriter, issuer, borrower or tax counsel on issuances in more than 25 states, including Illinois, Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey, Arizona, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Georgia and California as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Gilbert, a graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, concentrates his work in the area of labor and employment, counseling clients on all facets of employment litigation as well as strategic challenges such as managing a reduction in force or complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Young, who served as in-house counsel to one of the world’s largest renewable energy developers before joining Polsinelli, regularly advises clients on an extensive array of real estate and other matters. While in-house, he was responsible for handling all legal aspects of the company’s North American real estate development, as well as serving as primary counsel for Department of Defense initiatives and various joint venture relationships, project acquisition and divestiture, construction projects, power purchase agreements, purchasing/supply chain, master service arrangements, corporate governance issues and regulatory compliance.

These additions to staff occur during an exciting period of growth for Polsinelli and a memorable 2013 year. The firm added 104 attorneys nationwide this year to help meet client needs and is ranked by The American Lawyer magazine as the fastest-growing law firm in America over a five-year period. Polsinelli announced the addition of an Atlanta office effective January 1, 2014.

Today, Polsinelli has more than 695 attorneys nationwide working in 18 cities, focusing on finding practical solutions for clients in health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation matters.