Happy New Year and Congratulations to Laurie & Brennan’s 2018 Emerging Lawyers

Posted January 2, 2018 by laurieandbrennan
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Laurie & Brennan Partners Daniel J. Brenner, Erin E. Krejci, and Chad J. Shifrin

Laurie & Brennan Partners Daniel J. Brenner, Erin E. Krejci, and Chad J. Shifrin

Laurie & Brennan, LLP is starting the New Year off with great news!  Leading Lawyers has again recognized Laurie & Brennan, LLP partners Daniel J. Brenner, Erin E. Krejci, and Chad J. Shifrin as “Emerging Lawyers” in Illinois, a distinction earned by fewer than two percent of all lawyers licensed to practice law in the state.

The “Emerging Lawyer” recognition is a culmination of an extensive peer review process.  Only those lawyers who are most often recommended, and later approved by the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board, are selected to receive the honor.  Those selected as “Emerging Lawyers” have been identified by their peers to be among the top lawyers age 40 or younger and to have proven themselves to be professional, ethical, and experienced at an early point in their legal careers.

Laurie & Brennan congratulates Dan, Erin and Chad for being publicly recognized for the talent we see in them every day.

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Laurie & Brennan Senior Partners Recognized as 2018 Leading Lawyers

Posted December 18, 2017 by laurieandbrennan
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Laurie & Brennan, LLP is not only celebrating the holidays, it is celebrating the accomplishments of its senior partners.

Laurie & Brennan, LLP is proud to announce that Ty Laurie, Dan Brennan, Krista Kapp and Ryan Hiss have been honored by their peers as 2018 Leading Lawyers, a distinction earned by fewer than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois.

From Right to Left: Ty D. Laurie, Daniel S. Brennan, Krista H. Kapp, Ryan A. Hiss

Congratulations Ty, Dan, Krista and Ryan!

To contact Ty Laurie, Dan Brennan, Krista Kapp or Ryan Hiss, please visit our website at www.lauriebrennan.com.

Laurie & Brennan Invites You To The Constructing Your Future Forum

Posted December 4, 2017 by laurieandbrennan
Categories: Construction Law

Laurie & Brennan supports women in construction and invites women in the industry to participate in a unique opportunity to invest in their own professional development and make 2018 the year of their own career growth.

On January 24, 2018, Constructing Opportunity, a premier provider of leadership development and mentoring programs, is hosting the first annual Constructing Your Future Forum, a full day of professional development opportunities.

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The goal of the Forum is to lay the foundation for career success for women in construction.  It is designed for women in all facets of the construction industry, from office support staff to project managers – even business owners will find it worth their time.

Laurie & Brennan’s own Kendall E. Woods is a featured speaker at the Constructing Your Future Forum.  Ms. Woods, an experienced construction attorney, will be presenting a session called “Negotiating for Yourself.”  Laurie & Brennan hopes that you will join Kendall in this exciting opportunity to learn, share, and make connections with other amazing women in construction and related industries.

For more information about Constructing Opportunities and to register for the Constructing Your Future Forum please visit https://www.constructingopportunity.com/events/constructing-your-future/.

To contact Kendall E. Woods, or another attorney with Laurie & Brennan, LLP, please visit www.lauriebrennan.com.

Laurie & Brennan, LLP Supports the Block Kids Building Competition

Posted October 31, 2017 by laurieandbrennan
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Erin E. Krejci and Kendall E. Woods Support the Block Kids Building Competition

On October 28, 2017, Laurie & Brennan, LLP partners Erin E. Krejci and Kendall E. Woods volunteered for the Chicago-area Block Kids Building Competition.

Sponsored by the Chicago Metro Chapter 325 of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), the Federation of Women Contractors (FWC), and the Architecture and Construction Management programs at College of DuPage, Block Kids is a national building competition for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.  Participating boys and girls create unique construction projects utilizing their imaginations, plastic blocks and other provided materials.

Erin, a member of FWC, and Kendall, president of the Chicago chapter of NAWIC, proudly support the award-winning Block Kids Building Competition and its efforts to introduce children to the construction industry and promote careers in the industry.

In addition to the competition, the event also included the opportunity to “Touch-A-Truck.”  FWC members brought some of their industrial vehicles and equipment for the children (and adults) to experience up close.

Krista H. Kapp Inducted Into The Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys

Posted October 19, 2017 by laurieandbrennan
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Laurie & Brennan, LLP congratulates Krista H. Kapp on her recent induction into The Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys (SOICA).  Krista joins Laurie & Brennan, LLP partners Ty Laurie, Dan Brennan, and Ryan Hiss in this prestigious organization.

From Right to Left: Ty D. Laurie, Daniel S. Brennan, Krista H. Kapp, Ryan A. Hiss

From Right to Left: Ty D. Laurie, Daniel S. Brennan, Krista H. Kapp, Ryan A. Hiss

SOICA is an invitation-only organization for Illinois-based construction attorneys who have demonstrated the highest ethical standards of practice, have made substantial professional contributions to the industry, and who are dedicated to excellence in the practice of construction law.  SOICA stresses collegiality and provides a forum for its members to exchange experience and knowledge in order to enhance the understanding of the social and economic forces that impact the construction industry, the technical and business practices of the construction industry, and the laws that underlie construction processes.

Krista, who focuses her practice on the drafting and negotiation of complex construction contracts and design agreements, looks forward to sharing her own knowledge and experience and learning from the knowledge and experience of her fellow SOICA members.

For more information on SOICA, visit the SOICA website at www.soica.org.  To contact Krista H. Kapp or another attorney at Laurie & Brennan, LLP, please call our office at (312) 445-8780.

 

Dan Brennan’s Contribution to The 2017 A201 Deskbook

Posted October 16, 2017 by laurieandbrennan
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Dan Brennan, one of Laurie & Brennan, LLP’s founding partners, is proud to be a contributing author for the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law’s newly released book, The 2017 A201 Deskbook.

 

Earlier this year, The American Institute of Architects (AIA) released its revised A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, which is updated every ten years. The A201 is among the most frequently used documents of all AIA construction forms.

The 2017 A201 Deskbook provides a comprehensive and detailed guide to the new AIA A201, identifying and analyzing the significant changes made to the A201 document.  The Deskbook also provides a section-by-section critical analysis of the A201, including case law interpretations and practice tips to assist construction law practitioners.  The 2017 A201 Deskbook is available through ABA Book Publishing here.  Additional information about the ABA Forum on Construction Law, can be found here.

To contact Dan Brennan or another attorney at Laurie & Brennan, LLP, please call our office at (312) 445-8780 or visit our website at www.lauriebrennan.com.

Kendall E. Woods Elected President of Chicago Metro Chapter of NAWIC

Posted October 2, 2017 by laurieandbrennan
Categories: Construction Law

Laurie & Brennan, LLP partner, Kendall E. Woods was recently elected President of the Chicago Metro Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).

Kendall E. Woods, Partner

Kendall E. Woods, Partner

NAWIC is an organization dedicated to enhancing the success of women in the construction industry.  The Chicago Metro Chapter of NAWIC works hard to provide mentoring, networking, leadership development, skill advancement and learning opportunities for women in construction.  With Kendall at the helm, there is no doubt that the Chicago Metro Chapter of NAWIC will continue to ensure that women grow and succeed as leaders in the construction sector.

Laurie & Brennan, LLP is proud to support NAWIC and congratulates Kendall on her election to President of the Chicago Metro Chapter of this esteemed organization.

For more information on the Chicago Metro Chapter of NAWIC, please visit the NAWIC website at https://www.nawic-chicago.org/.  To contact Kendall E. Woods or another attorney at Laurie & Brennan, LLP, please call our office at (312) 445-8780.


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