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Laurie & Brennan Attorneys Offer Tips For Taking Control of Your Legal Defense in the Latest Edition of Building Profits Magazine

February 22, 2018

The Construction Financial Management Association’s latest edition of Building Profits magazine features an article authored by Laurie & Brennan partners, Ryan A. Hiss and Erin E. Krejci.

The article is entitled Reservation of Rights Letters: Take Control of Your Legal Defense.  In the article, Mr. Hiss and Ms. Krejci dissect reservation of rights letters, explore relevant case law, and offer guidance to ensure that, when faced with a claim, your company is in the best position to take control of its defense.

To review the article, click here.  If you would like to contact either Ryan or Erin, please visit Laurie & Brennan, LLP’s website at


Leading Lawyers Profile of Krista Kapp: If You Are Going To Build It, She Can Draft It

February 8, 2018
Krista Kapp, Partner

Krista H. Kapp, Partner

Laurie & Brennan is proud to report that our own Krista Kapp is featured in the Leading Lawyers Magazine – Real Estate, Construction & Environmental Edition for 2018.

Krista is an experienced construction attorney who concentrates her practice on the drafting and negotiation of complex construction and design agreements.  Krista’s Leading Lawyers profile details her experience, highlights some of her noteworthy projects, and shares client testimonials commending her knowledge and skills.

Krista’s profile makes it clear – if you are going to build it, she can draft it.  To view Krista’s full Leading Lawyers Magazine – Real Estate, Construction & Environmental Edition profile click here.  To contact Krista, please visit our website at

Daniel J. Brenner Named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers

January 29, 2018

     Laurie & Brennan, LLP is pleased to announce that Daniel J. Brenner has been selected as one of Illinois’ 2018 Rising Stars for construction litigation.  This is the fifth year in a row that Dan has received this recognition.

Daniel J. Brenner, Partner

Daniel J. Brenner, Partner

     Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  A Rising Star is one of a select group of Illinois’ top up-and-coming attorneys who must either be 40 years of age or younger, or has spent ten years or less practicing law.  Being named a Super Lawyers Rising Star is a peer-nominated distinction awarded to only the top 2.5% of lawyers in each state.

     To contact Dan, please visit our website at

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

January 2, 2018


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.

Laurie & Brennan Senior Partners Recognized as 2018 Leading Lawyers

December 18, 2017

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

Laurie & Brennan Invites You To The Constructing Your Future Forum

December 4, 2017

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.


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

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

Laurie & Brennan, LLP Supports the Block Kids Building Competition

October 31, 2017

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.

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