NEW LAW FIRM FORMED IN CHICAGO Partners to Expand Bank Representation and Commercial Litigation Practice

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Anthony J. Nasharr and Brian C. Shea announced the formation of Nasharr & Shea LLC in Chicago, Illinois, effective October 1, 2004. The specialized law practice focuses on banking law, real estate, commercial litigation, corporate and transactional matters.

- Anthony J. Nasharr and Brian C. Shea announced the formation of Nasharr & Shea LLC effective October 1, 2004. The specialized law practice focuses on banking law, real estate, commercial litigation, corporate and transactional matters. Nasharr & Shea LLC represents foreign and domestic financial institutions, small and mid-sized businesses and individual entrepreneurs in general business matters, commercial litigation, employment law and estate planning and administration.

“I am very pleased with the formation of Nasharr & Shea LLC,” stated Anthony Nasharr, founding partner of Nasharr & Shea LLC. “The six lawyers who are a part of this firm possess exceptional, senior level experience and a strong commitment to representing our clients in a jointly highly effective and economical manner. We are positioned to grow with our clients as we develop new strategies to assist them in expanding and protecting their businesses.”

Brian C. Shea, founding partner of Nasharr & Shea LLC added, “As a premier boutique with the depth and breadth of experience normally found only at much larger firms, we provide our clients with not only the highest quality of legal services, but also the highest level of personal service, all at very competitive rates.”

Mr. Nasharr (46 years old) has been practicing law for more than 20 years and has built a practice focused on representation of several commercial banks and foreign and domestic companies, handling financing and acquisition transactions, as well as ancillary business matters including commercial litigation, commercial real estate development and other transactional matters. Prior to forming Nasharr & Shea LLC, Mr. Nasharr was a founding partner of Foran, Nasharr & O’Toole LLC.

Mr. Shea (47 years old) has over 18 years experience representing clients in commercial, industrial and multi-family real estate acquisition, development, leasing, financing, zoning, land use and tax matters, along with additional expertise in corporate and finance law. Mr. Shea has represented both U.S. and foreign corporations and institutions in secured and unsecured lending transactions; and in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, restructurings and problem resolutions encompassing all areas of his expertise. Formerly a partner with Altheimer & Gray and Baker & McKenzie, Mr. Shea joined Foran Nasharr & O’Toole in April 2003. Mr. Shea is president of the Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association and adjunct professor of law at the John Marshall Law School. He was selected as a Leading Lawyer of Illinois, and is rated AV in Martindale Hubbell.

Attorneys joining Nasharr & Shea LLC include:

•    John J. Curry, (50 years old) former Assistant US Attorney, Washington DC (1981 to 1983) and former Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois (1995 to 1998); admitted to bar, 1978, concentrates his practice in commercial litigation.

•    Bryan P. Lynch, (33 years old) admitted to bar 1996, concentrating in business and real estate transaction matters and commercial litigation.

•    Jonathan R. Koyn, (35 years old) admitted to bar 1998, concentrating in real estate transactions and commercial litigation.

•    Marshal I. McMahon, (69 years old) admitted to bar 1963, concentrating in estate planning and probate matters.

About Nasharr & Shea LLC

Nasharr & Shea LLC is a Chicago-based law firm with broad experience in corporate, real estate and finance law. The Partners and Associates have extensive experience in representing domestic and international clients in commercial, industrial and multifamily real estate acquisition, development, mortgage financing, leasing, zoning, land use and real estate tax matters. Additionally, Nasharr & Shea LLC has extensive experience representing foreign and domestic financial institutions, small and mid-sized businesses and individual entrepreneurs in commercial litigation, employment law, general business matters and estate planning and administration.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Anthony J. Nasharr, Partner        

Nasharr & Shea LLC                 

Two Prudential Plaza                

180 N. Stetson Ave, Ste 4525, Chicago IL 60601    

312.819.1900

attorneys@nashea-law.com

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