Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Richard G. Flood Named Illinois Super Lawyer for 7th Time

Richard G. FloodRichard G. Flood, a named partner in McHenry County’s largest law firm, Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, was named a 2012 “Illinois Super Lawyer” by SuperLawyers®, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Flood received this distinction, given to only 5 percent of Illinois lawyers, for the first time in 2005. His practice includes divorce and family law, local government law, civil litigation, and land use.

Flood also has been named an Illinois Leading Lawyer for several years, where he serves as an advisory board member. He has been selected by his peers in the areas of family law; governmental, municipal, lobbying and administrative law; land use, zoning and condemnation law; and both commercial and residential real estate law. Flood also consistently receives Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, AV® Preeminent™.

An honors graduate of the University of Illinois and Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Flood is admitted to practice in Illinois. He also practices before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Federal Trial Bar.

Flood represents municipalities with 500 to 35,000 residents. He co-authored, with Ruth Alderman Schlossberg, Congratulations! You’ve Been Elected: Now What Do You Do? A Practical Guide to Local Government. During his family law career, Flood has handled more than 1,000 matters, many of which involved high net worth individuals and significant financial issues.

Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle serves clients especially in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin from offices in Crystal Lake, Chicago and Oak Brook. To learn more about ZRFM’s Super Lawyer, please view Richard Flood’s professional credentials. For more information about Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle or to arrange a meeting with one of our attorneys, please visit our contact page so we may respond to your inquiry promptly.

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

McArdle Quoted in WSJ Article on Chicago Spire Forceclosure

David W. McArdle was quoted in the May 1, 2012, issue of the Wall Street Journal in an article about the Chicago Spire property on the Chicago lakefront. The title of the story is “Chicago’s Spire Remains Hole in the Ground.” The subtitle reads: “Four Years After Construction on the Tower Stopped, Development Is Stalled in Foreclosure Proceedings; Ties to Ireland.”

McArdle, a named partner in Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, practices law in a variety of disciplines, including construction law. The article mentions that the Chicago Spire foreclosure proceeding that began about two years ago involves contractors such as Lorig Construction, which seeks to be repaid about $512,000.

The article quotes on McArdle about the improvements to the land.

” ‘It’s a hole in the ground,’ said David McArdle, an attorney for Lorig, which built exit and entrance ramps to the property. ‘It’s not moving forward.’ ”

The article notes that Illinois law does not automatically give mortgage holders first priority over lien-holders such as Lorig Construction if they establish they have improved the property’s value. To view the story by reporter Maura Webber Sadovi, please follow the link to the Wall Street Journal article (subscription required).

Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, the largest law firm in McHenry County, Illinois, is widely recognized as a leader in construction law. McArdle is the author of Construction Law Road Map — 2011 (4th Edition). For more details about David McArdle’s professional credentials, please view his biography.


Thursday, February 9th, 2012

ZRFM Adds Litigation, Estates, Local Government Lawyers

Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, the largest law firm in McHenry County, Illinois, has added three lawyers who will assist clients in the firm’s civil litigation, estates and trusts, local government, personal injury, and business transactions practices. The new attorneys bring ZRFM’s lawyer count to 21.

David J. Loughnane has practiced law since 1972 in Illinois and Wisconsin. Loughnane’s state and federal civil litigation and trial work involving personal injury, healthcare, privacy and employment law have resulted in more than 60 jury verdicts and several verdicts in bench trials. He is a certified mediator and is counsel to the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois.

Andrew W. Holstine has practiced law since 2001. Holstine joins ZRFM after working as a business lawyer for a Northbrook-based estate planning boutique. He focuses on gift tax planning, legacy planning, estate and trust administration, succession planning, and business transactional work. He is vice president of the Chicago Farmers, a group of professionals and investors interested in production agriculture and agribusiness.

William C. Westfall is a first year associate concentrating on local government law and municipal traffic code enforcement. Westfall is a 2011 graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law and a 2008 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

“We’re extremely pleased that David Loughnane, Andrew Holstine and William Westfall have joined our firm,” says managing partner Richard G. Flood. “During a time when many law firms are experiencing layoffs and downsizing, Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle is proud to be building up its practices by hiring new and experienced attorneys. We are very pleased to have these lawyers serve our clients.”

For more information about these lawyers, please view the professional biographies of David Loughnane, Andrew Holstine and William Westfall.