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Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Announces Acquisition of Strategic and Management Consulting Business and Addition of Attorneys From Nicolosi & Associates, LLC

April 2, 2012

CHICAGO, April 2, 2012 – Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP today announces that Paul S. Nicolosi and Gino Galluzzo, former Managing Partners of Nicolosi & Associates, LLC, have joined the firm as partners in the Chicago and Rockford offices. Joining them are Greg Cox, Kelly Hintzsche and Kelly Huo.

Hinshaw has also acquired the strategic and management consulting business unit of Buckley Companies, an affiliate of Nicolosi & Associates. Hinshaw will offer Buckley’s consulting services through a new subsidiary across Hinshaw’s national network of 22 offices.

“We are very excited to welcome Paul, Gino and their team to Hinshaw. They are experienced lawyers with a well established reputation for helping  businesses throughout the Midwest, and they will complement our wide-ranging capabilities in the region and beyond,” remarked Donald L. Mrozek, Hinshaw’s chairman. He added, “The integration and expansion of Buckley’s consulting unit into Hinshaw’s national infrastructure and client base will allow Hinshaw to  provide clients across the country with seamlessly integrated multi-disciplinary solutions.”

Added Hinshaw attorney James D. Keeling, who has worked extensively with Nicolosi & Associates and Buckley consultants, “Gino and Paul have built a talented and well-respected team with a deep network of established relationships throughout the Midwest. Together Hinshaw and our new consulting unit will leverage the talent and relationships of our professionals to bring a full continuum of high-quality consulting and legal services that will help our clients across the country meet their business challenges.”

“After working together with mutual clients over the last several years, we all saw this as a natural fit,” said Nicolosi. “Our model simply recognizes that in today’s complex business climate, modern organizations are best served by a well-rounded team of professionals that brings varying perspectives to clients’ needs,” Nicolosi added. “The ability to provide a combination of legal and consulting services has been extremely well-received by our clients. Growing this model with Hinshaw will allow us to provide the integration of these services to clients across the country.”

The Buckley Companies was founded in 1997 and provides a broad base of consulting services including economic and financial analysis of business issues to local governments, institutions, private enterprises and the professional firms that serve them.

Since 1997, Nicolosi has been a co-founding Principal at Buckley Companies and a Managing Partner at its affiliated law firm - Nicolosi & Associates, LLC. He is a seasoned, high-energy and passionate professional who leads clients through complex projects. He has significant experience in the areas of deal structuring, economic development, real estate economics and other legal issues. Nicolosi earned his J.D. (1990) from Northern Illinois University and his B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago (1987).

Galluzzo is also a co-founding member of Buckley Companies and Partner at Nicolosi & Associates, LLC.  His experience spans all areas of business law, with particular focus in the areas of commercial and real estate transactions and municipal law. He leads strategic consulting engagements in the municipal and private sectors, providing guidance to clients in the areas of public policy, economic analysis, public finance strategy, creative public/private collaborative projects and negotiations. Galluzzo earned his J.D. (1997) from John Marshall Law School and his B.S. from Northern Illinois University (1993).

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with approximately 500 attorneys providing coordinated legal services across the United States and in London. Hinshaw lawyers partner with businesses, governmental entities and individuals to help them effectively address legal challenges and seize opportunities. Founded in 1934, the firm represents clients in complex litigation and in regulatory and transactional matters.