Urska (Ursha) P. Magajne

Urska (Ursha) P. Magajne

Chicago, IL


Ursha focuses her practice on corporate and business law. She has represented clients on a broad range of matters including complex mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity deals, securities transactions, corporate restructurings, and banking and finance matters. Ursha assists business owners, executives and entrepreneurs in making informed legal decisions and negotiating complex business transactions.

Ursha temporarily served as in-house legal counsel on secondment from Much Shelist to a publicly held banking corporation where she assisted with M&A, real estate and general corporate matters, shareholder relationships and commercial contracts.

Ursha began her practice in Chicago as a member of the Corporate & Securities practice group at one of the largest global law firms. During her five-year tenure, she focused on international mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions and securities. Prior to her relocation to the United States, Ursha practiced law in Slovenia as a clerk to the country’s Constitutional Court and was an assistant law professor at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She also served as a legal consultant to private corporations, government entities and non-profit organizations.

Ursha is an Adjunct Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law and has authored numerous articles and books on a variety of legal issues. She is also a former visiting scholar at the Human Rights Institute of the Columbia University School of Law and at the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (Germany).

Ursha serves as co-chair of the Much Women's Initiative.

A native Slovenian speaker, Ursha is also fluent in English, German and Croatian.



Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
J.D., 2008
University of Chicago Law School
LL.M., 2006
University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law (Slovenia)
Ph.D., 2004
University of Heidelberg Faculty of Law (Germany)
LL.M., 2000
University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law (Slovenia)
B.A., 1997

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Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association


Ursha is committed to helping underserved individuals, families and organizations gain access to legal services, and has provided pro bono legal advice to a range of clients in the United States and the Republic of Slovenia. In addition to her work with start-up companies, not-for-profit organizations and foreign agencies, Ursha helped establish and manage the first legal clinic at the University of Ljubljana, in cooperation with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, the Slovenian Ministry of the Interior and local non-governmental organizations. Ursha also serves as the principal of Slomsek Slovenian School.

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