Nine Clark Hill Chicago Attorneys Named Illinois Leading Lawyers 2013

Nov 12, 2013
CHICAGO, IL – Nine Clark Hill Chicago attorneys were named Illinois Leading Lawyers for 2013. Aurora N. Abella-Austriaco, Frank D. Ballantine, Richard H. Chapman, Michael M. Geoffrey, Gary E. Green, John L. Hines, Jr., Raymond J. Koenig III, Jayme R. Matchinski and L. Steven Platt were named Illinois Leading Lawyers in their respective areas of practice.

Leading Lawyers Network is a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company. The list of Leading Lawyers is the result of contact with thousands of lawyers in a given state. Only those lawyers who are most often recommended qualify as Illinois Leading Lawyers.

Austriaco is of counsel in Clark Hill’s Real Estate and Litigation Practice Groups. She concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial and real estate litigation, construction litigation, mechanic’s liens, mortgage foreclosure, mortgage fraud-plaintiff, title insurance claims litigation and other special chancery remedy cases.

Ballantine is a member of Clark Hill’s Corporate Practice Group. He is a trusted advisor and counselor to senior management, boards of directors, and investors in public and private companies based in the United States and abroad, across a wide range of industries.

Chapman is a member of Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group. He has more than 29 years of successful experience as a leading trial lawyer concentrating in business and employment litigation in federal, state and bankruptcy courts, as well as in arbitration, throughout the United States.

Geoffrey is a member of Clark Hill’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He has extensive experience as both in-house and outside counsel in all aspects of intellectual property practice. His transactional experience focuses on counseling clients in the development of strategies for intellectual property asset acquisition and value extraction.

Green practices in the Banking, Litigation and Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Departments. He has more than 23 years of experience representing financial institutions in foreclosures, receiverships, lender liability, bankruptcy and restructuring.

Hines is a member of Clark Hill’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property, technology licensing, cloud computing, technology procurement and outsourcing, electronic commerce and information management.

Koenig is the managing member of Clark Hill’s Chicago office and a member in Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group. He practices in the areas of probate litigation, trust litigation, fiduciary litigation, elder law, estate planning and estate administration, with an emphasis on will, trust, guardianship, and advance directive contests and other fiduciary litigation.

Matchinski is a member of Clark Hill’s Health Care Practice Group. She concentrates her practice on health care and corporate law. She handles regulatory compliance, reimbursement, licensure and certification issues affecting health care providers, health care transactions, and the purchase, sale and formation of health care entities.

Platt is a member of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group. Platt has been practicing law since 1978 and focuses his activities in labor and employment law as well as litigation.