October 24, 2017

Much Shelist is pleased to announce that Kristine A. LaVeau and Luke Harriman have joined the firm as associates in the Venture Capital and Wealth Transfer & Succession Planning practice groups, respectively.

LaVeau concentrates her practice on technology-focused industries such as fintech and cybersecurity, with an emphasis on venture and early-stage financing, business development and related operational issues. She advises clients on business formations and has experience assisting multiple entities through state-specific formation and incorporation processes. LaVeau also drafts and reviews contracts and operating, security and stock purchase agreements.

LaVeau earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. and J.D. from Washington University. While concurrently earning her law and master’s degrees, she worked at a venture fund and accelerator focused on early-stage fintech and cybersecurity startups. 

Harriman advises professionals, business owners and their families in estate planning, integrating estate and gift tax considerations with clients’ personal goals. He also guides executors and trustees through the nuances of the probate process and trust administration.

Harriman earned a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Chicago and earned his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Outside of work, Harriman volunteers as a legal consultant for the City of Chicago Small Business Center Solution Station.

“Much Shelist has seen an uptick in venture capital and wealth management work, and as such, we made a strategic decision to recruit associates with a mix of legal, industry and real-world experience who would be able to hit the ground running,” said Mitchell Roth, Managing Partner. “We welcome Kristine and Luke to the team and look forward to seeing the contributions they will undoubtedly make to our clients and to our firm.”