BFKN announces six attorneys have been promoted to the partnership level, effective January 1, 2021.

"These newly elected attorneys represent a wide range of the Firm's core practices and demonstrate BFKN's commitment to mentoring and promoting talented individuals who provide the highest quality advice, work, and service to our clients." - Howard J. Kirschbaum, Managing Partner

Congratulations to:

Katherine Fritzi Getz
Financial Institutions | FinTech | Cybersecurity, Privacy & Technology | Regulatory | Corporate & Securities
T. 312.629.7402 | fritzi.getz@bfkn.com 

Katherine Fritzi Getz focuses her practice on representing financial institutions in the sale and acquisition of businesses, capital raising transactions, and in connection with the review and negotiation of business contracts, including a wide range of vendor agreements and Fintech arrangements and partnerships. She has experience advising clients on general corporate, strategic, and regulatory matters. She also advises public companies on reporting obligations and has represented issuers in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. Fritzi earned her J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School.

Nicholas W. Laird
Litigation | Manufacturing, Distribution & Franchising | Motor Vehicle | White Collar Defense & Regulatory Enforcement
T. 312.629.7423 | nick.laird@bfkn.com 

Nick Laird advises clients in complex commercial litigation, including contract and fraud disputes, franchise litigation, and trademark matters. He is well-versed in all aspects of the litigation process, including initial case management, discovery, witness preparation, dispositive motion practice, mediation, and trial proceedings. Nick earned his J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School.

Ashley B. Mahoney
Real Estate
T. 312.629.7401 | ashley.mahoney@bfkn.com 

Ashley Mahoney focuses on a wide range of commercial real estate transactions, including asset and portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, financing, joint ventures, asset management, development, and construction. She represents clients in diverse and complex real estate matters, with a specific focus on REIT-related transactions. Ashley earned her J.D. at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Patrick Maloney
Real Estate
T. 312.629.5198 | patrick.maloney@bfkn.com 

Pat Maloney focuses on commercial real estate law with a concentration on property development, acquisitions and dispositions, secured financing, REIT transactions, leasing, and joint ventures. He represents parties in the development, acquisition, and sale of commercial real estate, including industrial property, hotels, shopping centers, and office buildings. Pat also represents borrowers and lenders in a variety of secured transactions including securitized financings. Pat earned his J.D. at Duke University School of Law.

Shelby Q. McMahon
Real Estate
T. 312.629.7397 | shelby.mcmahon@bfkn.com 

Shelby McMahon represents private and institutional investors, owners, and developers in a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, with an emphasis on property acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, development and land use matters, joint ventures, and REIT-related transactions. She has significant experience structuring, negotiating, and documenting sophisticated and complex real estate transactions, such as mixed-use and multi-phased development projects, build-to-suit leases, portfolio transactions, and land and lease swaps. Shelby’s practice spans a variety of asset types, including industrial and office properties, shopping centers, senior housing facilities, and mixed-use projects. Shelby earned her J.D. at the University of Chicago Law School.

Megan Ratia
Corporate & Securities | Fashion, Luxury & Retail | Intellectual Property | Manufacturing, Distribution & Franchising
T. 312.629.7402 | megan.ratia@bfkn.com 

Megan Ratia focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital, and contractual matters and negotiations. She counsels clients in connection with growth and venture investments, formation and business planning for early stage companies, strategic transactions, and general corporate counseling, including commercial contracts and licensing agreements, and general corporate governance matters. Megan earned her J.D. at Harvard Law School.

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