June 24, 2015

Upcoming Events

Josh Leavitt, principal and co-chair of the firm’s Construction Law Group, will be speaking at three events later this summer and autumn: 

  • Josh will be a featured presenter on “Selecting and Working with Estimators, from the Lawyer’s Perspective” at the American Society of Professional Estimators’ Annual Meeting and Summit, to be held in San Diego, California, from June 25 through 28, 2015.

  • He will speak on “Drafting an Arbitration Clause that Works” at a plenary session of The Construction ADR Summit, which is also the Fall 2015 meeting of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. The event will be held in Austin, Texas, October 8 and 9, 2015.

  • He will also be a featured presenter on Construction Law at the Practising Law Institute’s 17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, which will be held November 9 through 19 in Chicago, Illinois. The focus of this year’s seminar is to enhance attorneys’ skills in identifying, appreciating and weighing their client’s leverage in the negotiation of real estate fundamentals such as rents, vacancy rates and development activity.

News and Accolades

  • On June 16, 2015, the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys voted Josh Leavitt as president and Scott Fradin as vice president of the organization for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Both are principals at Much Shelist and serve as co-chairs of the firm’s Construction Law group.
  • Much Shelist was ranked in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA in the category Construction-Illinois. Scott Fradin and Josh Leavitt are also ranked by Chambers individually as notable practitioners. 

  • Much Shelist principal David Reiser, head of the firm’s Environmental, Regulatory & Redevelopment Law team, was also ranked by Chambers USA 2015 in the category Illinois, Environment: Mainly Transactional.

  • Josh Leavitt was again listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Construction. Josh has been included in the publication since 2009.

  • Several Much Shelist attorneys were named to the 2015 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers in the Construction Law category. Scott Fradin and Josh Leavitt were once again included in the publication, and David Eisenberg, an associate at the firm, was named a 2015 Rising Star. 

  • Scott Fradin and Josh Leavitt were listed in the 2015 edition of Leading Lawyers in the area of Construction Law.

  • Scott Fradin and Josh Leavitt were listed in Legal Leaders Presents Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015. Both were among the top lawyers named in the areas of Construction Law and Business & Commercial; Scott was also included in Litigation.