Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. elevates three attorneys

July 12, 2023

Chuhak & Tecson is proud to announce that Anne Wolniakowski has been elevated to equity principal of the firm and Melissa “Missy” Turk Firmage and Margaret Salinas have been elevated to income principal. These dedicated and talented attorneys have earned the respect and admiration of their clients and colleagues through their exceptional and thorough legal work and conscientious commitment to the firm.

Anne joined the firm as an associate in 2004 and became an income principal in 2008. She was recently named co-practice group leader of the Corporate Transactions & Business Law group. Anne is a corporate attorney and concentrates on mergers and acquisition and transactions involving closely held entities, including acquisitions and sales of businesses ranging in size and in various industry. She is involved in all aspects of business planning, including business formation, ownership structure, succession planning and contract negotiation and preparation.

“Anne’s skills as a transactional attorney are exceptional and she continues to take the lead and handle complex and high-valued transactions for her clients,” said Mitch Weinstein, president of the firm and a respected business, tax and estate planning attorney. “Anne has been instrumental in pushing our firm forward as we become a significant and recognized leader in the private business services market, especially here in Chicago.”

Missy joined the firm as an associate. She is a member of the Estate & Trust Administration & Litigation and Estate Planning & Asset Protection practice groups. She focuses her practice on contested and routine guardianship matters, estate and trust litigation and administration, breach of fiduciary duty claims and fiduciary defense, elder law and trust and estate-related appellate work. Missy’s guardianship practice emphasizes that persons with disabilities have the right to live with utmost dignity. She routinely represents corporate and individuals throughout the phases of contested and non-contested guardianships for adults with disabilities and minors. She litigates sensitive matters involving competing guardianship petitions, financial exploitation and asset recovery. Missy currently serves as a Junior Board Member of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS). She also routinely accepts pro bono guardianship cases from CVLS serving both adults and minors.

Margaret began her career at the firm in 2015 as a law clerk, after which she was hired as an associate. She is a member of the firm’s Corporate Transactions & Business Law practice group and focuses her practice on corporate transactions, including stock and asset sales and acquisitions. She represents middle-market companies and business owners in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, transportation, financial, agricultural, medical and accounting. Margaret is involved in all aspects of business planning, including business formation, ownership structure, day-to-day business matters and contract preparation and negotiation. Beyond corporate transactions, she represents lenders and borrowers in the context of secured financing transactions. Margaret has advised clients in various finance transactions, including acquisition financing, asset-based lending, real estate secured loans, credit facilities and construction loans.

“Margaret and Missy have each shown exemplary qualities throughout their tenure with us,” continued Mitch Weinstein. “Becoming a principal in our firm is not just a mere promotion; it signifies a significant milestone in one’s professional career. Margaret and Missy have demonstrated legal acumen, analytical prowess, inspired leadership and unwavering commitment to their clients.”

Chuhak & Tecson is proud to acknowledge the well-deserved elevation of these three valued and appreciated attorneys.