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Kogut & Wilson is pleased to announce that four firm attorneys have been recognized by Leading Lawyers in 2021 for their work in family law. Eva Kogut was named a Leading Lawyer for the eighth consecutive time in her career – an honor that less than five percent of licensed attorneys in Illinois are awarded each year. Bryan Wilson and Stephanie Tang were once again named Emerging Lawyers, while Brenda Friedman was honored with…
Kogut & Wilson hosted a trivia night in January for the firm’s staff, attorneys and clients to celebrate the new year and close out 2020. The winning prize was a charitable donation in the champions’ names to an organization of their choosing. The night’s winning team chose the following organizations: Center for Disability and Elder Law CDEL provides free legal services to low-income seniors and people with disabilities throughout Cook County. The Greater Chicago Food
Kogut & Wilson is pleased to announce that effective February 3, 2021, Stephanie Tang has been promoted to partner of the firm. Stephanie practices in all areas of family law, striving to provide personalized attention to all of her clients throughout the litigation and settlement process. She is a certified mediator, a Fellow with Collaborative Divorce Illinois and a Certified Financial Litigator with the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators – enabling her to provide…
Kogut & Wilson is proud to announce the selection of all five of its attorneys to the 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. This follows the firm’s recent inclusion to the 2021 Best Law Firm list by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers. Kogut & Wilson Super Lawyers and Rising Stars include: Super Lawyers: Eva Matela Kogut Rising Stars: Bryan J. Wilson Brenda G. Friedman Stephanie Tang Kathleen Short* *Indicates first…
Do you feel like your case is at a standstill? Perhaps the case went to mediation; however, there are still some outstanding issues. Maybe settlement letters have been exchanged but, you cannot find middle ground. Possibly discovery has been completed, and even so, your case cannot move along. The next probable step is a pre-trial conference. What is a pre-trial conference? A pre-trial conference is an opportunity to have a non-binding recommendation from the judge on outstanding issues.…
As college acceptance letters begin coming in for high school seniors, parents are tackling the question of how they will afford it all. Divorced parents have additional factors to consider both when completing financial aid forms and when negotiating with a former spouse about contributions. What does your divorce settlement say? Reviewing the divorce agreement is an important first step. Many people mistakenly believe that their former spouse is required to pay 50% of college…
As we near living amidst the COVID-19 pandemic for almost a year, keeping up with the day-to-day changes of the virus can be very challenging – especially when family legal matters are impacted. COVID-19 brought along changes of housing circumstances, career paths, and most obviously social interaction, but what happens if parties have a difference of opinion on what is appropriate regarding COVID-related choices? Housing and Relocation As discussed previously, if the primary custodial parent…
With the holiday season fast approaching, COVID-19 hangs over our traditions, creating uncertainty about what celebrations will look like. Although the state and local guidelines are clear, people are divided about the best way to celebrate in the upcoming colder months. Add in the complex component of holiday parenting time for families with two households, and the groundwork for conflict is laid. So how can families avoid a total blow up over turkey and tinsel…
Kogut & Wilson is proud to announce the firm’s inclusion as a Best Law Firm in the 2021 list by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers. The firm has been recognized in both Family Law (Tier 1) and Family Law Mediation (Tier 3) in the Chicago metropolitan area. This news follows the recognition of Eva Kogut, Bryan Wilson and Stephanie Tang to the 2021 Best Lawyers lists. Kogut & Wilson is dedicated to…
Bryan Wilson will share insights on how law firms can adjust company goals and methods of managing staff during the COVID era in an upcoming Chicago Bar Association webinar on November 3, 2020. Bryan, alongside co-hosts Ken Levinson, founding partner of Levinson and Stefani, and Stephen Hoffman, founder of Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC, will discuss the following topics with CBA members: Staff management in the time of a pandemic Ensuring goals are…