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NEW YORK – Freeborn & Peters LLP announces that partners in the firm’s New York office and labor and employment practice group, Kathryn T. Lundy and Marc B. Zimmerman, have been recognized as New York Metro Super Lawyers® for 2022. Ms. Lundy was additionally recognized in Super Lawyers’ 2022 Women’s Edition.

“We congratulate both Kathryn and Marc on once again being recognized by Super Lawyers

Partner Michael D. Whitty, member of the Corporate Practice Group and Trusts and Estates Practice Group, authored a 3rd Quarter Bulletin detailing the following estate planning updates:

  • Increased Estate and Gift Tax Exemptions Make January 2023 Gifts More Powerful
  • Changes to Interest Rates Improve Some Estate Tax Planning Techniques, While Others Remain Powerful
  • Estate Tax Portability

Freeborn Partner Abosede Odunsi was recently interviewed by Law360 journalist Lauraann Wood for an article entitled "Freeborn & Peters Adds Estate Planning Partner In Chicago." Abosede, a member of the firm’s trust and estates team, shared why she chose trust and estates-focused legal work and discussed actions she's taking to help clients navigate estates and probate who may be unfamiliar with

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP announces that firm partners Kathryn T. Lundy and Verona (“Missy”) Sandberg have been appointed Co-Chairs of the Women’s Leadership Council (“WLC”). Additionally, the WLC will be implementing an inaugural Steering Committee, which will be chaired by partner Erin McAdams Franzblau and made up of firm partners Shelly A. DeRousse, Katheleen A. Ehrhart, Jennifer M

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP continues the expansion of its litigation practice group  and complex commercial litigation team with the addition of Alexander A. Pabon as an associate in the firm’s Chicago office. 

Pabon most recently served as a judicial law clerk for U.S. District Judge Robert E. Wier in Lexington, Kentucky. He previously was a summer associate at Dressman Benzinger LaVelle

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that partners Tina M. Bird, Gia F. Colunga and Erin McAdams Franzblau have been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as 2022 Notable Women in Law. 

The feature showcases senior-level female law firm attorneys who have demonstrated professional success and notable accomplishments during the last 18 months. The list includes women who have

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to welcome Abosede Odunsi as a partner in its Chicago office. Odunsi joins Freeborn’s corporate practice group and trust and estates team, furthering the firm’s focus on strategic growth across all offices.

Odunsi focuses her practice on estate planning, tax planning, probate administration and guardianship matters for high-net-worth individuals

Written by Partner Jeffery M. Cross for the Summer 2022 Edition of Powerhouse Points,  A Quarterly Litigation Update.

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Powerhouse Points:

  • The Supreme Court held that nothing in its precedent or in the FAA established a rule mandating enforcement of a waiver in an arbitration provision waiving claims on behalf of an absent principal.
  • Class-action waivers in

Written by Partners Erin McAdams Franzblau and Jennifer M. Huelskamp for the Summer 2022 Edition of Powerhouse Points,  A Quarterly Litigation Update.

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Powerhouse Points:

  • Illinois Employers Should: 
    • Review dress code policies and procedures with legal counsel to ensure they comply with the new Illinois law;
    • Consider whether they have a

Written by Attorney Aishwarya Totad and Partner Troy D. Smith for the Summer 2022 Edition of Powerhouse Points,  A Quarterly Litigation Update.

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Powerhouse Points:

  • The Supreme Court declined to clarify its twostep framework to analyze patent subject matter eligibility.
  • Despite the established framework, its application by courts continues to result