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Mary Forbes Lovett;Ulmer & Berne

Forbes Lovett elected to Ulmer & Berne's management committee

Mary Forbes Lovett, partner and chair of the Real Estate Practice Group at Cleveland-based law firm Ulmer & Berne, has been elected to the firm’s Management Committee. Lovett is one of two women serving on this seven-member committee, which is responsible for guiding the operations and strategic direction of the firm.

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Taft Center opens in Indianapolis

Taft Center opens in Indianapolis

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP recently celebrated the completion and the grand-opening of the Indianapolis Taft Center, a 5,000-square-foot conference and event center the law firm built in the first floor lobby of the Regions Tower.

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Husch Blackwell launches construction academy

Husch Blackwell has launched a comprehensive, industry-based knowledge center, Construction Academy, that seeks to foster learning, create interactions and build value for its participants. The industry-focused law firm is responsible for the programming and administration of the academy, which aims to include diverse voices and stakeholders including business leaders from the construction, design, engineering, development and project funding fields, as well as trade associations, universities, and policymakers.

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The Chicago offices for a law firm that was designed by Nelson and built by Skender.

Five must-dos when designing a law firm workplace

Law firms are placing ever-increasing importance on thoughtful workplace design to attract and retain top talent, making every office build-out or renovation a critical opportunity to win the talent war. With millennials expected to comprise 75 percent of the workforce by 2030, law firm design trends are being driven by an evolving culture that prioritizes individual workplace experiences, health and well-being and ubiquitous technology.

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Marc A. Benjamin;Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland opens Chicago office

New York-based Eversheds Sutherland announced the opening of a Chicago office, set to be housed at 900 N. Michigan Avenue. The office will be led by Marc A. Benjamin, a veteran real estate lawyer, as well as real estate attorney Susan V. Kai and litigator Robert D. Owen, a partner with Eversheds Sutherland who is relocating from New York.

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Sarah Kwon;Much Shelist

Sarah Kwon joins Much Shelist's real estate group

Much Shelist announced that Sarah Kwon has joined the firm as an associate in the real estate group. Kwon advises clients on the full range of real estate transactions, from acquisitions and dispositions to leasing, zoning and development matters. Her transactions involve retail and shopping center, office, multifamily, medical and mixed-use development property types.

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Robert Fernandez;Latham and Watkins LLP

Leading real estate partner joins Latham & Watkins in Chicago

Latham & Watkins LLP announced that Robert Fernandez has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the corporate department and member of the real estate practice. Fernandez represents clients on a range of sophisticated real estate transactions, with a particular focus on financings, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, commercial leasing and real estate development.