Paralegals



Jill Benz

312 855 4366
jbenz@chuhak.com

Jill works with the firm’s Estate & Trust Administration & Litigation group to help make the probate process easier and more efficient for clients.

Jill has experience in all areas of estate and trust administration, including assisting with asset transfers and preparing draft pleadings, complex accountings and estate tax returns for large estates.

Prior to joining Chuhak & Tecson in 2001, Jill worked for a sole practitioner in a range of functions that included accounting and paralegal work. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and a double minor in French and legal studies (paralegal program) from Illinois State University.


Amy Bhatti

312 855 6127
abhatti@chuhak.com

Amy supports the firm’s Litigation group where she works alongside attorneys during all phases of the litigation process, from the initiation of a case to the discovery period through trial and post-trial findings and appeals. She also aids the group by organizing documents and coordinating document production, obtaining background information and documents regarding disputes, drafting court papers and preparing for and assisting at depositions.

Amy brings to Chuhak & Tecson three years of experience as a litigation paralegal at a Chicago-based law firm, along with skill in project management and 10 years of marketing and advertising management.

Amy earned her paralegal certificate at DePaul University and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Journalism and French at Miami University. She is fluent in both the English and French languages. 


Laura Cahill

312 855 4051
lcahill@chuhak.com

Laura supports the firm’s Aviation Litigation & Transactions group where she focuses on aviation data management and trial preparation.

With over 20 years of experience, Laura works closely with aviation attorneys to assist in managing all aspects of litigation support, including preparation of reports, draft motions and pleadings, exhibit and witness preparation, database document management, deposition indexing and internal and client reports.

Before joining Chuhak & Tecson in 2004, Laura gained valuable experience working as a paralegal for 12 years at both law and financial services firms. An Illinois accredited paralegal, Laura is a member of the Illinois Paralegal Association. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies from Winona State University.


Kerri-Ellen Kelly

312 855 6128
kkelly@chuhak.com

Kerri-Ellen works with the Corporate Transactions & Business Law group helping with the creation of annual reports, consents and minutes and any other related correspondence.

Kerri-Ellen has over 20 years of paralegal and other legal support experience with her most recent position in Compliance Operations for CVS Health in which she oversaw their Policies and Procedures Portal.

With strong risk management, communication and research skills, Kerri-Ellen earned her Master of Library & Information Science at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, her Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in professional writing at Purdue University Northwest and her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate with honors in paralegal studies at Roosevelt University.


Steven Knor

312 855 4625
sknor@chuhak.com

Steve works primarily with the firm’s Real Estate group where he focuses on all aspects of real estate transactions.

In addition to preparing draft documents and attending real estate closings under the supervision of attorneys, Steve works closely with title and survey companies. He also supports the firm’s Banking group, assisting with foreclosures and deeds in lieu of foreclosures, as well as assisting the Estate Planning & Asset Protection and Estate & Trust Administration & Litigation groups with real estate transfers.

Steve has 14 years of experience in the sale or purchase of real estate. He received his paralegal certificate from American Institute for Paralegal Studies.


Elizabeth O’Loughlin

312 201 3407
eoloughlin@chuhak.com

Liz works with the firm’s Banking and Real Estate groups assisting attorneys in preparing draft documents for residential and commercial closings. She also supports the group by ordering and reviewing minutes of foreclosure, preparing draft settlement agreements and all documents needed for deed in lieu of foreclosure transactions, and coordinating closings for banking and other clients.

Liz has been a certified paralegal since 1987. Prior to joining Chuhak & Tecson, she worked as an in-house paralegal for a mortgage company and property developer. She is a graduate of Roosevelt University’s paralegal studies program and is a member of the Illinois Paralegal Association. 


Lynda Reuther

312 855 4058
lreuther@chuhak.com


Lynda supports the firm’s Banking group in preparing loan documentation and secured lending transactions. She also assists in post-judgment collection efforts along with the coordination of commercial closings by drafting and reviewing documents, maintaining client databases and working with UCC statements.

Proficient with working in a law firm setting, Lynda’s extensive experience over eight years ideally aligns with her responsibilities at Chuhak & Tecson. Her knowledge makes her highly qualified to draft and file motions and pleadings, maintain databases, perform research and handle communication with all associated parties.

Lynda’s skills include knowledge in bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and legal document editing. She is also experienced in litigation, probate, estate planning, corporate and intellectual property. At St. Xavier University she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a double minor in writing and art.
 

Regina Walker

312 855 6117 
rwalker@chuhak.com

Regina supports the firm’s Corporate Transactions & Business Law group to meet the needs of business entities of all sizes.

She works closely with the firm’s attorneys to manage the lifecycles of clients’ corporate entities, including formations, amendments, reinstatements, agreements, filings, resolutions, mergers and dissolutions. She also assists with the firm’s annual report compliance chart and IRS filings.

Regina has been a certified paralegal for over 20 years. Prior to joining Chuhak & Tecson, she worked in several different roles in the arena of corporate law including positions with law firms large and small and as an in-house paralegal for several corporations. Regina received her associate degree and her paralegal certificate from Robert Morris College.