Kayleigh Nicholl is a business law attorney focusing on mergers, acquisitions, entity formation, real estate transactions, and general commercial transactions. She has also worked with a number of not-for-profits handling both formation and operation issues. In addition to representing clients on a per transaction basis, Ms. Nicholl serves as a general advisor to corporate clients, facilitating the resolution of a wide range of legal matters that arise in the course of business operations. She also assists individual clients in estate planning, probate, and trust administration issues.

In addition to the above commercial transactions, Ms. Nicholl also handles commercial litigation matters involving contract disputes, real estate disputes, corporate governance, and breach of fiduciary duty.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson in March 2015, Ms. Nicholl was an associate with the Chicago firm of Crowley & Lamb, P.C., where she represented businesses in both a transactional and litigation capacity.

During law school, Ms. Nicholl participated in The John Marshall Business Enterprise Law Clinic (formerly the Business Transactions Externship Program) working on a pro bono basis assisting local organizations with a variety of transactional issues including but not limited to formation, general contract issues, franchise disputes, and licensing issues.

In addition to her other law school accomplishments, Ms. Nicholl was a member of The John Marshall Law Review, The John Marshall Moot Court Program, and Phi Delta Phi.

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Winnebago County Bar Association, Member


Co-Author, Chapter 4 "Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements," Limited Liability Companies IICLE 2018, November 27, 2017 

Community/Civic Activities

  • Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity, Former Board Member

J.D., The John Marshall Law School, 2013

• Member, The John Marshall Law Review

B.S., Business Administration and Management, Bradley University, 2010