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Crain’s Chicago Business Recognizes Sheryl Jaffee Halpern and Courtney Mayster as Notable Women in Law


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Crain’s Chicago Business Recognizes Sheryl Jaffee Halpern and Courtney Mayster as Notable Women in Law

Much is pleased to announce that Sheryl Jaffee Halpern and Courtney Mayster, principals and members of the firm’s Management Committee, were honored as 2022 Notable Women in Law by Crain’s Chicago Business. The annual list celebrates top Chicagoland attorneys, recognizing individuals for their leadership skills and accomplishments during the past 18 months. View the full list, including Sheryl and Courtney’s profiles, here.

As a member of the Management Committee, Sheryl helps drive firm strategy and ensures firm policies reflect inclusivity and industry best practices, while aligning with the firm’s people-first philosophy. She chaired Much’s Labor & Employment group for 11 years and continues to advise clients on virtually every type of employment decision. She also co-leads Much University, where she spearheads professional development initiatives.

In Sheryl’s Crain’s profile, she was recognized for her work helping clients navigate the complications COVID-19 brought to the workplace. Her proudest achievements were also highlighted, including creating a collaborative team environment that encourages diverse viewpoints and maximizes client service, transforming the firm’s Labor & Employment group to provide proactive counseling and strategic guidance, and mentoring female attorneys.

Courtney helps guide the firm’s strategic growth and leads its 150+ attorneys and staff members as a member of the Management Committee. She chaired Much’s Real Estate group for nearly a decade and has an active legal practice helping clients navigate complex commercial transactions. In every initiative she champions, Courtney embodies Much’s entrepreneurial spirit. She has a penchant for pushing the envelope, always looking to take the firm to the next level.

Courtney’s Crain’s profile highlights her success advising longtime client Cinespace Film Studios through its landmark sale in November 2021. In addition to her being a trusted real estate attorney, Crain’s emphasized Courtney’s leadership and dedication to elevating the firm experience for clients and employees alike, and her ongoing efforts to strengthen the next generation of leaders.