Hinshaw's Carol Lockwood Profiled in Leading Lawyers Magazine

February 7, 2017

Hinshaw real estate attorney Carol Lockwood was recently profiled in Leading Lawyers-Real Estate Edition magazine. The profile charts her early interest in the landscape from taking countryside walks with her grandfather's dog as a child; her doctoral thesis on The Changing Use of Land in the Weald Region of Kent, Surrey, and Sussex, 1919-1939, which she wrote while studying in England as an Overseas Student Research Grant recipient; her switch from a career as a history professor to a lawyer; and her work on behalf of the Winnebago County Housing Authority ("WCHA") on a series of major redevelopment projects in Rockford, Illinois. We also learn that Carol has been an active practitioner of ballroom dancing for more than 20 years.

"She's such a joy to work with," Alan Zais, executive director of the WCHA, is quoted as saying in the story. "She has a strong acumen for this work. She brings a lot of experience and knowledge to the things we do, which is so unusual."

Hinshaw colleague Charles Thomas added that Carol's life experience is evident in her approach to legal practice. "She saw another side of the world. So she has a very broad perspective on solving problems."

Former Hinshaw colleague Matthew Logan, now with Miller Canfield, noted that while her knowledge is exceptional, "what really sets Carol apart is her willingness and ability to help her colleagues and clients in a wide range of matters. Carol is just as comfortable assisting a litigator with a case involving a real estate dispute as she is handling complex real estate matters that are part of an asset acquisition."

Read the full profile (PDF)

"History of Land Intrigues Successful Rockford Lawyer" was published by Leading Lawyers Magazine-Real Estate Edition, February 2017.

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