Hinshaw & Culbertson acquires Buckley Companies, attorneys from Nicolosi & Associates
CHICAGO — Paul S. Nicolosi and Gino Galluzzo, former managing partners of Nicolosi & Associates, LLC, have joined as partners in the Chicago and Rockford offices of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. Joining them are Greg Cox, Kelly Hintzsche and Kelly Huo.
Hinshaw, which made the announcement April 2, 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 24 offices.
Donald L. Mrozek, Hinshaw’s chairman, said: “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. 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.”
James D. Keeling, who has worked extensively with Nicolosi & Associates and Buckley consultants, added: “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.”
Nicolosi said: “After working together with mutual clients over the last several years, we all saw this as a natural fit. 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. 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. Nicolosi earned his juris doctor in 1990 from Northern Illinois University and his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago in 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 juris doctor in 1997 from John Marshall Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University in 1993.
Founded in 1934, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with approximately 500 lawyers in 24 offices spanning 12 states, including Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.
Hinshaw offers a full-service practice, with an emphasis in litigation, business law and corporate transactions, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment law, professional liability defense, estate planning and taxation matters. The firm represents a range of for-profit and not-for-profit clients in industries that include alarm and security services, construction, financial services, health care, hospitality, insurance, legal, manufacturing, real estate, retail and transportation. Hinshaw clients also include government agencies, municipalities and schools, including Rockford Public School District 205.
From the April 4-10, 2012, issue
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