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Shelley H. Koren Of Counsel
  • D 312.606.3244
  • F 312.267.2230
skoren@hmblaw.com
Shelley H. Koren
"I understand client objectives and appreciate the specific business as well as possible legal outcomes in negotiating agreements, so my clients can minimize risk and maximize long-term success."

Shelley is a member of HMB’s Business and Finance Group, providing clients with general business counsel and transactional advice focused on growth strategies.

Innovative Solutions, Growth Mindset

Shelley devotes her time to all aspects of business planning for middle-market companies, from sales and supply chain to acquisitions and exit strategies. She represents privately-held companies and their investors, executives, investor groups and family offices in the technology, media and telecommunications, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries and has deep experience negotiating with big-box retailers on supply and service agreements.

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Addressing a wide range of employment issues, Shelley advises companies on compliance with obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Workers’ Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and other state, federal and local employment laws. This includes drafting and implementing restrictive covenant plans and agreements, harassment and discrimination policies and prevention programs, employee handbooks and drug testing policies and programs.

Clients rely on Shelley to implement a wide range of tax-advantaged capital structures, shareholder and family-ownership structures, and private-equity and venture-capital structures to enhance growth and facilitate optimal exit strategies.

Education

Washington University, J.D.

Washington University, M.A. in Islamic and Near Eastern Studies

Washington University, B.A. in Jewish and Near Eastern Studies with honors

Admissions

California

Illinois

Professional Memberships

  • Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law, Editor
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association, Member
  • Advocate for Community Resource Center, Member

Publications

  • Payroll Protection Loan Program UpdateApril 1, 2020

    The Small Business Administration has released the application for the Paycheck Protection Program and loans available pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The application is located here. The Treasury Department has released an information sheet for borrowers, which can be found here. Additional information can be found at the Treasury Department’s website, found here.…

  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Department of Labor Provides Additional GuidanceApril 1, 2020

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FCCRA”) was signed into law on March 18, 2020.  Since then, questions as to scope and applicability have been raised by employers and employees alike.  The U.S. Department of Labor has and continues to provide guidance as to how employers and employees should interrupt the FFCRA.  A summary of the FCCRA can be…

  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)March 27, 2020

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is Congress’s initial economic stimulus plan in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Additional economic stimulus packages are expected. The CARES Act was signed into law by the President today. The $2 trillion package provides relief to businesses, individuals, families, the healthcare system, states, and more. We are continuing to review…

  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)March 27, 2020

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is Congress’s initial economic stimulus plan in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Additional economic stimulus packages are expected. The CARES Act was signed into law by the President today. The $2 trillion package provides relief to businesses, individuals, families, the healthcare system, states, and more. We are continuing to review…

  • Notices Required Under the Families First Coronavirus Response ActMarch 26, 2020

    On March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”).  Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor provided sample posters for private and public employers to post prior to April 1, 2020. Here is a link to the DOL poster for private employers. Also, the DOL provided guidance regarding the manner of providing notice to employees…

Education
  • Washington University, J.D.
  • Washington University, M.A. in Islamic and Near Eastern Studies
  • Washington University, B.A. in Jewish and Near Eastern Studies with honors
Admissions
  • California
  • Illinois
500 West Madison Suite 3700
Chicago IL 60661

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