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Barack Ferrazzano Welcomes New Attorneys

Ashley Becker in Real Estate; Fritzi Getz in Financial Institutions

Update:  Ashley's and Fritzi's additions to the firm featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's "In the News" section from March 30, 2015 and Crain's Chicago Business "People on the Move" section from March 23, 2015.


Barack Ferrazzano is pleased to announce Ashley A. Becker and Katherine Fritzi Getz have joined as new associates of the Firm. Ashley will be a member of the Firm's Real Estate Group and Fritzi joins the Financial Institutions Group.

Ashley's experience includes representing clients in all facets of real estate transactions and advising corporate clients on real estate aspects of complex business transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations. Previously an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Ashley received her J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law, where she served as president of the Real Property, Trusts & Estates Law Society and was senior editor of the Journal of International Law and Business.

“We're very happy to have Ashley join our team. Adding a sharp energetic attorney like Ashley, who has experience in all aspects of real estate transactions, is a benefit to our Group as well as our clients.” – Suzanne Bessette-Smith, Real Estate Group Co-Chair

Knowledgeable in a wide range of corporate and securities law matters, Fritzi represents clients in sales, mergers, acquisitions and restructuring transactions, including contract review and negotiation. She also advises public companies on reporting obligations and represents issuers in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. Formerly an associate at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, Fritzi received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was the president of the Federalist Society and the editor of the Journal of Law Reform.

"Fritzi's diverse background in corporate and securities law, especially with M&A transactions, is a welcomed asset in the work we do for our clients."– John E. Freechack, Financial Institutions Group Chair

Update:  Ashley's and Fritzi's additions to the firm featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's "In the News" section from March 30, 2015 and Crain's Chicago Business "People on the Move" section from March 23, 2015.

Over the past year, we've had a surge in the development of bright new talent to the Firm. With the additions of Ashley and Fritzi, this period of organic growth we've experienced has brought 15 of the most skilled attorneys throughout all of our practice areas. Setting us apart from other law firms, the Firm's dedication to cultivating the next generation of attorneys is crucial to our clients' continued success, and allows us to strengthen our existing strategic legal business relationships while also fostering new relationships throughout the Firm.

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