In This Issue

Now boarding: Lateral hires

They don’t happen quickly. At some places, not even that frequently. But with a carefully developed process, law firms can add lateral partners smoothly and effectively. There’s much to learn from those who make strategic acquisitions often.

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Frozen embryos: Who do they belong to?

Illinois courts have never seen a case like this before. Few states have. When it comes to  frozen embryos, the law lags far behind science. With no statutes dictating what should happen when one half of a couple decides he or she no longer wants the embryos to be used to create life, it’s up to the judiciary to chart a path forward.

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Lawyers With Style: Stacey Austin

Stacey Austin is a partner at Wang Kobayashi Austin who counsels employers on compliance and administration of employee benefit and executive compensation programs.

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Opening Statement: The joy, and stress, of making a move

When I think of moving, excitement and stress come to mind. Maybe it’s a new city, home or job. Maybe it’s all three of those at once. Either way, you’re guaranteed to meet new people, encounter different surroundings and gain more perspective. My excitement usually gives way to stress when I have to actually move my residence, which I did last month.

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Spaces: An office in a startup state of mind

The Chicago office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton is a space that focuses more on function than form. The Los Angeles-based full-service firm has existed since the 1920s and has 15 offices. The Chicago office, SheppardMullin’s youngest stateside, opened in July 2012.

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Out & About: Plenty of diamonds in Lincoln Park

Chicago is often referred to as a world-class city. If there’s one neighborhood outside downtown that embodies that description, it’s Lincoln Park. So much of what makes the city inviting to both young professionals and families is situated in the 3.2-square-mile neighborhood.

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Found worth the search: What fresh and local really means

Think of your eccentric aunt’s cellar full of a collection of her life’s adventures. Then remember that your aunt had a secret, well-honed passion for fine food made from fresh local sources and you will get an idea why Amy Morton’s Found Kitchen and Social House is winning the accolades it has.

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