September 15, 2009

The Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publisher of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer, has named Michael B. Shaw to its 2009 list of "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch." The selection committee, which received more than 1,000 nomination forms, based its decisions on the attorneys' career achievements (successful settlements, verdicts, acquisitions or transactions), how quickly the nominees have risen in their areas of practice, and their contributions to the community and the profession.

According to the publisher, these young attorneys are characterized by "intelligence, passion…hard work for their clients, a desire to help the community and willingness to work hard at one of the country's most important professions."

A Principal of Much Shelist and head of the firm’s Private Equity practice, Michael represents clients in connection with a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financings, business succession planning, strategic alliances and joint ventures. His clients range from large proprietorships and public companies to start-up and other small or midsized privately held companies. He also represents many private equity groups with respect to mergers and acquisitions and portfolio company matters.

Past Much Shelist recipients of the "40 Under Forty" honor include Gregory B. Mann (2007), Steven P. Blonder (2005) and Mitchell S. Roth (2001).

View a congratulatory ad honoring Michael.