December 14, 2016

Much Shelist and its attorneys have a deep and longstanding commitment to academics in Chicago and beyond. A number of attorneys have spent countless hours mentoring students and serving as adjunct faculty members at area law and business schools. Following are a few recent highlights:

  • Ed Shapiro, Chair of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice, teaches “Negotiations” at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Ed’s class focuses on basic negotiation theory and techniques. He works with students to teach them integrative and distributive negotiation theory, interest-based negotiation, and how to arrive at aspiration, target and reservation points. Ed also provides students the opportunity to participate in mock negotiations with practicing attorneys throughout the semester.
  • Ursha Magajne, an Associate in the firm’s Business & Finance practice, teaches "Legal Writing III" at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Ursha’s course offers second-year students lessons in legal research, analysis, writing and negotiations. Her class introduces students to practical skills across a variety of transactional legal practices, such as corporate, real estate, commercial, finance, employment and banking law.
  • Julia Turk, Principal in the firm’s Business & Finance practice, will teach “Income Tax Aspects of Real Estate Transactions” at John Marshall Law School in spring 2017. Julia’s class will help students gain an understanding of basic federal income tax concepts particular to real estate transactions and clients in the real estate industry. The course will address the critical skills attorneys need to advise clients who own, acquire, operate and/or dispose of real estate, as well as concepts related to corporate and partnership taxation.

Many other Much Shelist attorneys have devoted time to educating future lawyers and business leaders, including Joseph D. Ament, Steven P. Blonder, Craig C. Bradley, Evan D. Brown, James P. Hanrath, Warren Lupel, Neil B. Posner, Jeffrey C. Rubenstein and Anthony C. Valiulis.