Taft Welcomes Team of Eight Sophisticated Transactional Attorneys Amid Expansion in Chicago

Taft is pleased to welcome eight new attorneys to its Chicago office. The team comes from former Chicago firm, RM Partners Law, and focuses on sophisticated corporate work, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, real estate, commercial finance, technology licensing, intellectual property, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and executive employment counseling. 

The group joins during a period of exponential growth and expansion in Taft Chicago. In just the last six months, the office grew its headcount by 10%, ranking it among the top 25 law firms in the city according to Chicago Lawyer. The firm is also upsizing its current office in East Loop Tower with a 37,000 sq. ft. expansion, increasing its footprint by 33%.

“The addition of the talented Roberts McGivney team to Taft is a great milestone in our effort to strategically expand our firm in Chicago,” said Taft Chicago partner-in-charge Paul Jenson.

“We are so pleased to welcome this incredibly talented team to Taft,” said Cezar (Cid) M. Froelich, Taft Chicago partner and chairman. “This top-notch group will further increase our bench strength and overall presence in Chicago as the Modern Law Firm, as we continue to aggressively grow our team to better serve the Midwest and beyond.”

The following attorneys will be joining Taft Chicago.

  1. Michael Roberts / Partner
  2. Catherine McGivney / Partner
  3. David Fletcher / Partner
  4. Lauren Anderson / Senior Counsel
  5. Katie Bluestone / Senior Counsel
  6. Daniel Levine / Of Counsel
  7. Jonathan Dotson / Associate
  8. Ewelina Mikocewicz / Law Clerk

“Our goal as a team is to continue to expand and offer more capabilities and support to our clients. Taft gives us the platform to do just that. Taft is well-known and respected in the Chicago market, has a comprehensive service offering, and a diverse and talented team. We could not have found a better match,” said Michael Roberts, former founding member of RM Partners Law.

“Taft is exactly what we envisioned for our team—a great fit and a terrific firm. We have a strong core group of subject matter experts who we want to really showcase. Meeting with Cid and Taft, we know our team has the room to flourish with this transition. We really admire Taft’s dedication to clients, commitment towards continuous improvement, and overall culture of respect, inclusiveness, and unwavering integrity,” said partner Catherine McGivney.

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