New beginnings: Banking 2022

May 1, 2022

Related PeopleEdmond M. Burke

Practice AreasFinancial Services

As clichés go, spring always seems to be linked to a fresh start. So, I apologize for taking such an over-used path. But, when it comes to the Banking group, we are in the midst of several new beginnings and so I could not help myself.

Among the new beginnings, as we celebrate our group’s 20-year anniversary, I am pleased to say that I have assumed the role of practice group leader from my long-time colleague, Cisco Connell. As some of you are aware, Cisco is leaving the firm at the end of May to start a new position as chief legal counsel at one of the group’s private equity clients.

Cisco has been an outstanding leader for the group and within the firm. While we are sad to see him leave, we certainly look forward to continuing to work with him from the other side of the table. As an 18-year member of the Banking group and its first associate, I am excited to take over the role of practice group leader and to continue working with so many long-standing clients. Many of our clients have actually grown up with our group and me; it actually seems that we all started in the banking industry together.

Also, something new and exciting for our firm, Lindsey Paige Markus, principal and leader of our estate planning group, has written a book, “A Gift for the Future.” Lindsey has done an outstanding job of taking an often overwhelming and confusing topic that nobody wants to discuss and distilling it into an easy to follow format with roadmaps for people at all different stages of their lives.

As we continue to emerge from Covid and move towards summer, our plans are to make sure that we re-connect with our clients in-person, whether it be through a presentation or, better yet, over lunch, drinks, at a game or on a golf course. We also want to make sure that our clients will meet some of our group’s newest members, who have just arrived or will be coming on board shortly. We are thrilled to be adding such strong attorneys to the team, especially as 2022 continues to be quite active in both the workout and front-end areas of our group.

Along those lines and as always, we appreciate the opportunity to work with our clients and continue to be a resource as we move from April showers to May flowers (sorry!).

This said, we wish Cisco continued success in his new endeavor and are grateful for all the years he gave us, as he has surely left his mark. My sincere congratulations to our entire Banking Team—attorneys, paralegals, staff—for 20 great years! And Chuhak & Tecson—thank you. As the entire firm also celebrates its own milestone in 2022—35 years!—the Banking Team appreciates your continued stewardship. It allows me to say to our clients, with confidence, that we are Right there with you.

Client Alert authored by Edmond M. Burke (312 855 4352), Principal.

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