Hinshaw Elects Eleven New Partners in Seven Offices

January 2, 2024

The law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is very pleased to announce the election of eleven attorneys as new partners, effective January 1, 2024. The new partners are based in seven Hinshaw offices nationwide and represent various industry groups and practice areas.

"I'm delighted to welcome these lawyers to the partnership," said Firm Chairman Peter Sullivan. "Our firm seeks to recruit and develop results-driven legal professionals with strong character, a client-focused work ethic, and the ability to work well with others. Our 2024 partnership class perfectly encapsulates those values."

The new Hinshaw partners are:

Corey Berkin

Corey Berkin counsels insurance carriers on a wide range of coverage and bad faith matters in first and third-party settings. His experience includes all phases of litigation, and his practice largely covers matters in the Southeast. Before joining Hinshaw, Berkin was a law clerk for the Honorable Beth Bloom of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Eric Borneman

Eric Borneman advises his clients on environmental law issues, including government entities, educational institutions, construction companies, small businesses, individuals, and citizens' groups. Borneman guides educational institutions on policy implementation and representation in student disciplinary hearings and defending individuals, entities, and governments in personal injury, property damage, and civil rights actions.

Aaron Fredericks

Aaron Fredericks offers strategic counsel to clients on a broad range of consumer financial matters. His experience includes representing mortgage servicers and national mortgage associations in complex litigation cases involving breach of contract and negligence claims. Fredericks also defends national banking associations and national debt buyers against federal and state Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), CUTPA, and 93A allegations.

Siobhan Grant

Siobhan Grant helps her clients with real estate and insolvency matters, including handling transactions such as real estate purchases, sale agreements, and commercial leases. Grant also counsels her clients involved in commercial transactions. She represents creditors and debtors in default litigation and bankruptcy proceedings, including adversary proceedings. Grant is affiliated with the Turnaround Management Association, the Florida Bar, and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).

Sarah Greenberg

Sarah Greenberg represents banking clients and servicers in state and federal court in the State of New York, focusing on consumer finance and real estate litigation. She has an extensive background in complex commercial litigation, and her practice includes everything from foreclosure and title-related work to code enforcement and consumer protection defense.

Richard Harris

Richard Harris defends commercial airline operators and product manufacturers in the United States and abroad against claims for personal injury and product liability. He focuses much of his practice on critical motions and appellate matters. Harris formerly worked as an associate attorney with Adler, Murphy & McQuillen, a premier aviation litigation firm in Chicago. He also spent over four years working as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Susan F. Hutchinson of the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District.

Donald Seeley

Donald Seeley has extensive experience representing lenders, mortgage servicers, and investors in financial services litigation. His experience includes handling all facets of litigation in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Seeley’s legal representation includes handling wrongful foreclosure and consumer protection matters, as well as real estate disputes such as quiet title actions, title insurance disputes, and code enforcement litigation.

Michael Stephenson

Michael Stephenson focuses on government-related litigation and has extensive experience representing governmental entities and their employees in state and federal courts. Stephenson previously served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, where he chaired several federal jury trials while defending the State of Illinois and its employees. He also represents contractors in a variety of complex legal matters, such as breach of contract, fraud, commercial torts, and business partner disputes.

Corey Swinick

Corey Swinick advises businesses of all sizes on all aspects of the employment relationship. With a background that includes representing employees in litigation as a plaintiff attorney, Swinick provides a unique perspective to the defense of his clients. He assists human resources professionals, in-house counsel, and managers on matters from hiring through termination, including disability leave, misclassification issues, employee misconduct, and other disciplinary matters.

Drew Trevino

Drew Trevino has a versatile practice handling commercial disputes, professional negligence, personal injury, and product liability matters. He represents clients in trial and appellate courts and is often appointed as panel counsel for complex cases. He also manages cases related to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Trevino is affiliated with the Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association, National Hispanic Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Defense Counsel.

Abby Van Grinsven

Abby Van Grinsven has over 10 years of litigation experience with a focus on aerospace and aviation law. Her practice involves defending commercial airlines, parts manufacturers, maintenance facilities, and aircraft associations throughout the United States as well as abroad in disputes arising out of wrongful death, personal injury, and property damage claims. She also assists clients in a variety of other matters, including aviation regulatory issues, best practices for risk management, and coverage questions.

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