Jack Guthman, Ed Kus, and Tony Licata Recognized in Chambers USA 2009
June 15, 2009
Shefsky & Froelich Ltd. is pleased to announce that shareholders Jack Guthman, Tony Licata, and Ed Kus have been ranked as top lawyers in the area of Real Estate–Zoning and Land Use in the newly released 2009 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The 2009 rankings in this prestigious guide were based on thousands of in-depth interviews with clients and lawyers throughout the United States, conducted to identify the leading lawyers and law firms which perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients.
Editorial comment in Chambers USA is also derived from this research, with quotations used when they sum up the prevailing opinion of the market. Shefsky & Froelich’s 17-person Real Estate group is described in the guide as “gurus of zoning with a broad transactional practice.”
Jack Guthman is “revered as ‘the dean of zoning in Chicago.’ He recently served as counsel to U.S. Equities Realty in closing the first phase of its $42 million development, the MetraMarket, at the Ogilvie Transportation Center.”
Edward J. Kus is described as playing a large role in the team’s unyielding position in Chicago’s zoning world by his position as “head of the zoning department for years and rewriting the 1957 Chicago Zoning Ordinance,” and sources say “he has all of the credentials and knows the area well, which is exactly what you want.”
Anthony R. Licata, head of the Real Estate group, is noted to “focus heavily on private equity but also advise on land use and zoning.”
The Firm congratulates Jack, Ed, Tony, and the Real Estate practice group on this recognition.