SmithAmundsen Welcomes Charles Curtis as a Partner

Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:00am EDT

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CHICAGO, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SmithAmundsen LLC is pleased to
announce that Charles Curtis has joined the firm's St. Charles office as an
attorney in its Financial Services Practice Group. Prior to joining
SmithAmundsen, Mr. Curtis was a private practice attorney and served as
in-house counsel at corporations in Northern Illinois.


Mr. Curtis is an accomplished corporate attorney with extensive experience
advising both public and private sector clients engaged in a broad array of
industries, including manufacturing, technology, banking, securities and
commodities, consumer goods, real estate development and management, military,
food, e-commerce, and not for profit.  He has effectively represented clients
in financial matters such as mergers and acquisitions, divestitures,
restructurings and reorganizations, joint ventures, venture capital financing,
and secured lending transactions.  Throughout his career Mr. Curtis has also
worked in the area of bankruptcy and creditors' rights including assignments
for the benefit of creditors and chapters 7 and 11 bankruptcy matters.  He
also practices extensively in the area of Uniform Commercial Code Articles 2,
2A, and 9. 


"We are experiencing a rapid growth in our corporate work at the firm," said
Larry Schechtman, SmithAmundsen's Managing Partner, "and Charles' experience
and exceptional knowledge of corporate litigation make him a great addition to
our team and an asset for our clients."


Mr. Curtis received a B.A. from Knox College, cum laude, and a J.D. from
Valparaiso University School of Law, magna cum laude. He is admitted to
practice in the State of Illinois and the Federal District Court of the
Northern District of Illinois.


SmithAmundsen LLC has grown to 120 attorneys with offices in Chicago,
Rockford, St. Charles, and Woodstock, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
SmithAmundsen's attorneys share a proficiency in a broad range of practice
areas.  As one of Chicago's premier litigation firms, our success is built
upon a foundation of integrity, professionalism, and a commitment to exceeding
client expectations.  For more information on the firm, please visit
www.salawus.com.


SOURCE  SmithAmundsen, LLC

Sara Goddard, Business Development and Marketing Manager of SmithAmundsen LLC,
+1-312-455-3824, sgoddard@salawus.com
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