News

10/21/2021

Chuhak & Tecson adds senior counsel Brendan McClelland and associates Adenike Adesokan, Thomas Calascibetta and Thomas French



Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. is pleased to announce that earlier this summer Brendan “Buzz” McClelland joined the firm as a senior counsel in the firm’s Banking practice group. In addition, the firm welcomed associate Adenike “Nike” Adesokan to its Banking and Corporate Transactions & Business Law practice groups, associate Thomas Calascibetta to its Corporate Transactions & Business Law practice group, and associate Thomas French to its Employment and Litigation practice groups.

“The addition of Buzz, Nike, Tom and Tom to our firm earlier this year came at an exciting time as the firm was settling back into the office as well as a sense of normalcy after such a prolonged period of working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mitch Weinstein, principal and president of Chuhak & Tecson. “Our firm is heading into several exciting endeavors this year and next, and our number one priority will remain supporting our people as they support their clients and grow their practices.”

McClelland has extensive experience representing financial institutions, real estate investors and privately owned business entities in a variety of matters. He represents clients in various forms of civil litigation related to advocating for creditors’ rights, including prosecuting foreclosures and collection actions while defending mortgage lenders and servicers against unfair lending claims. In addition, McClelland advises individual and corporate clients in transactions related to the purchase and sale of residential and commercial property. He received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Illinois University and his Juris Doctor from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law.

Adesokan’s practice includes representing clients in general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, banking and financial services and commercial litigation proceedings. She has a wealth of experience drafting, reviewing, analyzing, interpreting, and advising clients on a variety of contracts, documents, internal policies, including letters of intent, engagement letters, joint venture agreements, employment contracts, real estate contracts, consents and resolutions. Adesokan received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Juris Doctor from Texas Southern University.

Calascibetta focuses his practice on counseling businesses on a variety of corporate governance, compliance, contractual and employment matters. Tom also has considerable experience advising clients in numerous types of real estate transactions in both the commercial and residential sectors, including developments, purchases, sales, exchanges and leases. Calascibetta received his undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton and his Juris Doctor from DePaul University.

French’s practice is focused on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on commercial matters, particularly those involving the healthcare industry. He has gained significant experience representing clients in a variety of consequential disputes ranging from matters revolving around Medicaid contracts, to high-stakes environmental arbitration, to employment cases involving wage-and-hour, tenure, and violation of federal and state anti-discrimination laws. French received his undergraduate degree from Miami University and his Juris Doctor from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law.