December 2, 2014

Much Shelist recently announced the elevation of Peter Shepard from apprentice to associate in the Business & Finance practice group.

Shepard advises businesses and financial institutions in a variety of legal matters, including commercial financing, mergers, acquisitions and corporate governance. Prior to joining Much Shelist, he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ronald A. Guzman for the Northern District of Illinois, and worked as a mortgage foreclosure mediation intern for the Chicago Legal Clinic. He holds a J.D. (magna cum laude) from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, an M.B.A. from Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, and a B.A. from Hamilton College.

Launched in March 2012, and the first of its kind in Chicago, the Much Shelist apprentice program provides first-year lawyers with hands-on legal experience, extensive training and ongoing mentoring from accomplished attorneys across the firm's diverse practice areas for a 12-month period. To date, the program has yielded program graduates, including Caroline E. Belloff and Melisande C. Loeppert, who have been previously promoted to full-time associates in the firm’s Business & Finance and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice groups, respectively.

Much Shelist’s apprentice program allows us to train young lawyers in diverse areas and help them identify a practice area where they can be successful and excel, without any pressure to fulfill billable hour requirements,” said Mitchell S. Roth, the firm’s Managing Partner. “We’re thrilled that Peter will continue his career at Much Shelist. The strides he's made in leadership development, in addition to his commitment to client service, are key to our growing firm in a practice area that is vital to our clients.”

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