ROYAL OAK, Mich., July 8, 2021 – Howard & Howard is proud to congratulate Miriam Leskovar Burkland on her selection to the 2nd Annual Salute! Top 50 Women in Law by Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer. “Guidance. Encouragement. Success. Leadership. That is what it takes to become a Salute! Top 50 Women in Law award honoree. Nominees were evaluated by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin & Chicago Lawyer Women’s Advisory Board and chosen by the CDLB & CL selection committee for their work to mentor and promote other women in the profession, their success in the legal community, and being a shining example of leadership.”
As an elite corporate attorney and a deeply committed teacher and mentor for younger attorneys, Miriam brings an abundance of professional and personal value to the firm and the profession.
Miriam Leskovar Burkland has been a part of the Chicago legal community for nearly 40 years and concentrates her practice on corporate and commercial transactions, with extensive experience negotiating and interpreting a full range of contracts that impact and support her clients and their businesses. She advises her clients at all stages of a company’s life cycle, from formation to sale, and through various operating, financial, ownership, management, and governance challenges.
Her long history of community involvement includes extended service as pro bono counsel to the Parks Foundation of Oak Park, a nonprofit organization created to promote giving opportunities and support projects for her hometown’s Park District. For many years, Miriam also served as a coach for law students at Loyola University Chicago School of Law who participated in LawMeets® (a transactional negotiation competition). Additionally, she was a long-time board member of the Oak Park—River Forest Community Foundation, which manages $33 million in assets and strengthens the community through philanthropy, and Gads Hill Center, a comprehensive social service agency supporting children and their families on Chicago’s near southwest side.
Miriam’s considerable legal talent, leadership skills and vision have been recognized by Illinois Leading Lawyers (2010-present) and Illinois Super Lawyers (2005-2007; 2011). She holds a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating, the highest peer rating standard. Miriam is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association and serves on its Commercial Finance and Transactions and Corporation and Business Law Committees.
About Howard & Howard:
With a history spanning over 15 decades, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice, providing legal services to businesses and business owners. More than 160 attorneys practice out of offices in Royal Oak, Michigan; Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); Las Vegas, Nevada; and Beverly Hills, California. For more information, please visit howardandhoward.com.