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Counsel on $1MM Easement for Telecommunications Equipment

Counsel to a building owner in developing, negotiating, and drafting a $1MM roof top access easement for telecommunication equipment company with an ongoing monthly residual to building owner as new telecommunication equipment companies access the site.

Gustaf R. Andreasen

Trust & Estate Planning

Assisted business owners, executives, and various individual clients with business and estate planning needs to transfer an increased portion of their assets to beneficiaries on an after-tax basis by utilizing wills, living trusts, irrevocable gift and insurance trusts, family limited partnerships, and a variety of other probate avoidance and/or tax advantageous business entities.

Gwen Rutar Mullins

Counsel for Lease to Cell Phone Tower Operators

Lead negotiation for a Chicago client to protect its interests in real estate at an office complex where the client sought to lease, through easements, the entire roof to cell phone tower operators; included negotiation of all documentation.

Charles A. Semmelhack

Successful Defense of Estate Plan

Successfully defended the non-filing spouse of a business owner who was sued for the recovery of approximately $1.8MM in assets under equitable theories and state and federal fraudulent transfer law involving property she owned pursuant to long-standing estate plan. The matter settled for 10% of the face amount of the claims.

Tim Gronewold

Protected NYSE® Corporation's Trademarks and Brand Name

Lead intellectual property litigation counsel for international NYSE® telecommunications and data center corporation in federal trademark litigation and strategic counseling to protect a worldwide brand name.

W. West Allen

Replacement of Trustee

Represented a trust beneficiary in the disputed removal and replacement of a trustee over a trust valued in excess of $30MM.

Bill Burdett

Charitable Beneficiary's Trust Distribution Protected

Represented a charitable beneficiary of a multimillion-dollar trust in an action to ensure the appropriate distribution of proceeds where the testator had created a significant ambiguity in the trust.

Bill Burdett