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  • Katya Fuentes Joins Berger Schatz as Partner

    We are pleased to welcome our new Partner, Katya Fuentes to the Berger Schatz team. Katya has substantial experience representing a variety of clients in all aspects of divorce litigation including the valuation and disposition of substantial assets and business interests, maintenance, child support, and allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time. “I decided to […]

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  • Katie McNamara Returns to Berger Schatz as Partner

    Our mission is to create a law firm that represents our clients the way we wish to be represented. We use that same approach internally – building a team and culture reflective of the needs of our people. There is no greater compliment to the culture we have worked hard to build, than when a […]

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  • Leon Finkel Named 2023 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers

    Each year, Best Lawyers of America© recognizes lawyers with the highest personal feedback to receive special award recognition, named as “Lawyer of the Year”. Only one attorney is Lawyer of the Year in each specific practice area and geographic region, making this recognition a noteworthy honor. We want to congratulate Berger Schatz Principal Leon Finkel, […]

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  • 19 Attorneys Named Best Lawyers 2023 and 8 Named Ones to Watch

    Congratulations to nineteen of our attorneys selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 edition. Alongside recipients of the Best Lawyers recognition, eight of our attorneys are Ones to Watch (notable up-and-comers in Family Law). Special congratulations to Leon Finkel for being recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Family Law Arbitration. See our full list of […]

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  • Jessica Roberts Joins Berger Schatz as Associate

    Join us in welcoming our newest Associate, Jessica Roberts to the firm. Prior to joining our firm, Jessica was an Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County. Jessica graduated cum laude from University of Illinois College of Law. During law school she held various externships including for the Honorable James P. Flannery Jr., Presiding Judge of […]

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  • 22 Berger Schatz Attorneys selected for Super Lawyers 2022

    Berger Schatz is pleased to announce that 22 of our attorneys are recognized as Super Lawyers 2022 and Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Family and Divorce Law. Super Lawyers recognitions are determined through a multi-phase process which includes; peer nominations, evaluations, and independent research to identify outstanding attorneys by state and practice. The final Super […]

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  • Berger Schatz Makes Bridget Davis Partner

    Berger Schatz is pleased to announce that Bridget Davis has made Partner, effective January 1, 2022. Bridget graduated cum laude from University of Illinois College of Law. She handles all aspects of family law including negotiation and litigation of complex financial and child-related cases. She is a skilled mediator and regardless of the forum, a […]

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  • 19 Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and 8 Recognized as Ones to Watch in 2022

    Congratulations to nineteen of our attorneys selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 edition. Alongside recipients of the Best Lawyers recognition, eight of our attorneys are Ones to Watch (notable up-and-comers in Family Law). Our honorees work out of both our Chicago and Lake Forest offices. Special recognitions were awarded to Principal, David […]

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  • Chicago Office Welcomes New Associate, Meredith Janes

    The growth of our Chicago office continues! We are thrilled to announce the addition of our newest Associate, Meredith Janes. “I am so excited to work at Berger Schatz and can’t wait to grow with the firm!” Janes said. Meredith practices family law and has extensive litigation experience in protracted child-related disputes and complex high […]

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  • Bridget Davis named Chicago Lawyer’s 2021 Forty Illinois Attorney’s Under 40 to Watch

    Berger Schatz LLP congratulates our very own Family Law attorney, Bridget Storrs Davis, for being recognized by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as one of Chicago Lawyer’s 2021 Forty Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch. This industry leading recognition as one of the best young talents in the Chicago Family Law and Divorce law field […]

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  • Molly Haunty Appointed to Hinsdale Wellness House Board of Directors

    Berger Schatz is proud to announce Partner Molly Haunty has been appointed to the Hinsdale Wellness House Board of Directors as a Board Member. Molly has been actively involved with the organization for over four years and she previously was the Co-Chair for the 2018 Wellness House Ball. Based out of the Kay and Mike […]

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  • Eighteen Berger Schatz Attorneys Named 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    Berger Schatz is pleased to announce that 19 attorneys from the firm have been named 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

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  • Recent Law School Graduates Josephine Nitschmann and Rachel Gewurz Join Berger Schatz

    Berger Schatz, one of Chicago’s premier family law firms, is pleased to announce that Rachel Gewurz and Josephine Nitschmann have joined the firm’s Chicago office as associates. Both practice family law. Rachel received her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, cum laude, and her B.A. from The Ohio State University, summa cum laude. While in law school, Rachel […]

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  • Berger Schatz Makes Aura Lichtenberg Partner

    Aura Lichtenberg has been named a Partner in the law firm of Berger Schatz, effective January 1, 2021.

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  • Margaret Keane Honored as 2020 Irish Legal 100 Awardee

    Berger Schatz is proud to announce that Margaret (Maggie) Keane has been selected to the Irish Legal 100 program in 2020. The Irish Legal 100 program is an annual collection that showcases the most distinguished legal professionals in the country who exhibit pride in their Irish roots. This list includes attorneys, legal scholars, and members […]

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  • Berger Schatz Named a 2021 Best Law Firm by U.S. News and World Report

    Berger Schatz is proud to announce that the firm has been recognized as a 2021 Best Law Firm by U.S. News and World Report.  Berger Schatz has a reputation for successfully representing clients in family law cases, particularly those involving high-net worth individuals with complex personal and business assets.   Firms chosen to the Best Law Firms list are selected through a comprehensive review of the firm through peer […]

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  • Berger Schatz Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers 2021 Lists

    Berger Schatz is pleased to announce that 26 of our attorneys are recognized for their success as family law attorneys in the 2021 editions of The Best Lawyers in America and a new recognition, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. All of the firm’s selected attorneys were ranked in the field of family law, while seven individuals […]

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  • Craig M. Mandell Appointed to Vice-Chair of LCBA Family Law Committee

    Berger Schatz is proud to announce attorney Craig M. Mandell has been appointed to serve as 2020 – 2022 Vice-Chair to the Family Law Committee of the Lake County Bar Association.

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  • Bridget Storrs Davis Selected as New Chair of CBA Domestic Relations Committee

    Berger Schatz is proud to announce attorney Bridget Storrs Davis has been selected as the new chair for the Chicago Bar Association’s Domestic Relations Committee for 2020-2021.

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  • David H. Levy spoke at Seminar for Child Representatives

    David Levy, a noted authority on matrimonial and family law, was invited by the Honorable Grace Dickler, Presiding Judge of the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, to speak at the February monthly seminar for Guardians Ad Litem and Child Representatives, discussing the trends and new case law regarding the relocation […]

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  • Berger Schatz is Proud to Support Craig Mandell and Lauren Payne in the LCBA 2020 Gridiron Show

    This is a laughing matter. The Lake County Bar Association’s biannual Gridiron Show, Won’t You Be My Guardian, returns to the Gorton Center in Lake Forest on February 21 and 22, 2020. Having originally debuted in 1941, every role in the show is filled by a member of the Lake County Bar Association. Berger Schatz partner […]

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  • Nineteen Berger Schatz Attorneys Selected to the 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

    Berger Schatz is pleased to announce that 19 attorneys were selected to 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers selects attorneys through a process of independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The list represents fewer than five percent of the lawyers in Illinois and recognizes those who have attained a high […]

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  • 24 Berger Schatz Attorneys Recognized as Leading and Emerging Lawyers in 2020

    Berger Schatz is delighted to announce that 24 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their field by Leading and Emerging Lawyers in 2020. The honor of being named a Leading Lawyer is granted to those who demonstrate outstanding work in their practice of law and is limited to fewer than five […]

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  • Rebecca Cahan and Kurt Kwidzinski Elevated to Partner

    Berger Schatz is pleased to announce that Rebecca Cahan and Kurt Kwidzinski have been elevated to partner, effective January 1, 2020. Rebecca and Kurt, both of whom reside in our Lake Forest office, reflect Berger Schatz’s strengths and core values, bringing the highest professional and ethical standards to the practice of family law, and exemplify […]

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  • Karen Krehbiel Discusses the Importance of Commonality in Family Law in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

    Principal Karen Krehbiel addressed the importance of finding commonality in alternative dispute resolutions (ADR) in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. In 2015, Karen was named one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. This article was part of a follow-up series profiling the continued successes of past award […]

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