A Day at the Races!!!

Posted July 17, 2018 by laurieandbrennan
Categories: Construction Law

On July 13, 2018, Laurie & Brennan clocked out a little early and spent the afternoon at the races!Arlington Pic 1

The Laurie & Brennan team, joined by their family and friends, headed to Arlington International Racecourse to enjoy thoroughbred racing, gorgeous grounds, and fantastic food and drinks!


The Laurie & Brennan crew had a great time learning from a betting guru, feeding the ponies, meeting the jockeys, placing a few bets, and spending time together outside of the office!

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Laurie & Brennan Sponsors Camp NAWIC!

Posted June 19, 2018 by laurieandbrennan
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Laurie & Brennan is a proud sponsor of Camp NAWIC.  Camp NAWIC is presented by the Chicago Metro chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction.  Camp NAWIC is a week long summer day camp for female high school students geared towards introducing campers to the construction industry as a viable career option.  Camp NAWIC participants are exposed to many facets of the construction industry, from professional careers such as architect, engineer, and project manager to skilled trades such as carpenter, electrician, and plumber.

Camp NAWIC also introduces participants to supporting roles in the construction industry.  To that end, Laurie & Brennan hosted a lunch for the campers on June 12, 2018.    During the lunch session, Laurie & Brennan attorneys Krista Kapp, Erin Krejci, Kendall Woods, and Carolyn Morehouse provided an overview of their construction law practices, shared their experiences, and answered questions.  Laurie & Brennan is proud to support Camp NAWIC and wishes the camp participants the best of luck!

Just Got Back From the FWC Women Rock 2018 World Tour!

Posted June 11, 2018 by laurieandbrennan
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On June 7, 2018, Laurie & Brennan attorneys, Erin Krejci, Carolyn Morehouse, and Phil Beyer set off on the Federation of Women Contractors Women Rock 2018 World Tour!

Women RockThe World Tour was an incredible night of food, fun and networking and included a celebration of some of the best and brightest in the construction industry.  The festivities took place at Carnivale and included energetic musical performances, samba dancers, and even aerial silk performers!

Laurie & Brennan is a proud member of the Federation of Women Contractors and thanks FWC for putting on such an incredible event and for its commitment to the advancement of entrepreneurial women in the construction industry.

Laurie & Brennan Continues Its Support of National Rebuilding Day!

Posted May 3, 2018 by laurieandbrennan
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On April 28, 2018, Laurie & Brennan Partner, Erin Krejci, again participated in National Rebuilding Day organized by Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago.  eek cfma

National Rebuilding Day is an annual event in which volunteers work together to renovate homes belonging to the elderly, disabled, and low-income homeowners.  The goals of National Rebuilding Day are to make the homes warm, safe, and dry – and to provide improvements that will leave the homes healthier, brighter, and more pleasant places to live.

Erin and her husband, Steve, enjoyed volunteering alongside colleagues from the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) to improve the home and yard of a lovely woman in Bellwood, Illinois.  The Mayor of Bellwood, Andre Harvey, even stopped by to personally thank the CFMA team!

Erin is looking forward to the next National Rebuilding Day and Laurie & Brennan is committed to continuing to support Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago and their worthwhile mission.

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Erin Krejci Appointed to ISBA Construction Law Council

Posted April 26, 2018 by laurieandbrennan
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Erin E. Krejci, Partner

Laurie & Brennan, LLP is pleased to announce that L&B partner, Erin E. Krejci, has been appointed to serve on the Illinois State Bar Association Construction Law Council for 2018-2019.  In this role, Ms. Krejci will actively participate in Council meetings, review and promote legislation and procedural changes affecting construction law and practice, develop and sponsor continuing legal education programs, and contribute to relevant publications in an effort to disseminate information on current developments in construction law.  Ms. Krejci is looking forward to this opportunity to serve the over 28,000 members of the ISBA and carry out the mission of the Council.

Laurie & Brennan, LLP Co-founders Honored by Leading Lawyers Magazine

Posted March 14, 2018 by laurieandbrennan
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We are proud to announce that once again Laurie & Brennan, LLP has the prestigious distinction of having two attorneys in the Top 10 Construction Lawyers in the State of Illinois in Leading Lawyer Magazine – Real Estate, Construction, and Environmental Health Edition. After an annual state-wide survey and ongoing meetings, discussions and research of their peers, followed by a sophisticated review and vetting process by members of the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board in Illinois, it has been determined that Ty Laurie maintains his rank of 1st, while Dan Brennan has moved up from 8th to 5th. This honor has been earned by fewer than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice in Illinois. Ty’s representative matters include high-profile sports facility disputes, capital improvement and replacement projects for hospitals and medical facilities and construction of skyscrapers. He has served as construction counsel or provided construction law advice for several Fortune 500 companies. Besides trying cases to verdict, he counsels on project delivery methods, negotiates contracts, assists in the procurement of insurance, provides critical dispute avoidance services and advocates in mediations and arbitrations. Consistently lauded for his achievements in construction law, Dan concentrates his practice on advising owners, designers and contractors on risk management in the construction process; prosecuting and defending construction claims including professional negligence, cost overrun, and delay claims; negotiating and drafting construction and design contracts for architects, engineers and owners; and advising clients with respect to design and construction of accessible facilities Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act.

Ty and Dan head the team at Laurie & Brennan, LLP, a boutique construction law firm with one of the largest construction law groups of any firm in Illinois. Among our services we provide comprehensive legal representation with respect to major local, regional, national, and international construction projects. Our construction attorneys handle all legal aspects of construction projects from inception through completion, including contract negotiation, team building, avoiding and/or resolving disputes, general legal consultation, and claims prosecution and defense.

Additionally, Ty and Dan are ranked in the Top 100  Illinois Real Estate-Related Lawyers. Ty Laurie is also ranked 2nd on Illinois Leading Lawyers’ list of Leading Lawyers who act as neutrals in mediation and arbitration, and is consistently ranked in the Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois.

Laurie & Brennan is equipped to serve every construction client’s need – from sports stadiums to industrial properties and oil refineries. If you have passed Soldier Field or Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Center in Chicago, the Prudential Center in Newark, the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, or One World Trade Center in New York, to name just a few projects, you have seen the work of Laurie & Brennan’s accomplished team.

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

Posted February 22, 2018 by laurieandbrennan
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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 www.lauriebrennan.com.

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