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Bob Schillerstrom Receives Award for Support of Diversity Programs in Tollway Project

March 19, 2018
In a ceremony on March 14, the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) presented partner Bob Schillerstrom, Illinois Tollway Board of Directors Chairman, with the Visionary Award for his service to the community of Chicago and the construction industry.


Attorney Spotlight: Philip Whistler Named Best Lawyers® 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis in Litigation - Antitrust

August 16, 2017
Ice Miller partner Philip Whistler was named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis in litigation – antitrust by Best Lawyers®. Phil focuses his practice on complex litigation and arbitration involving commercial contracts, corporate governance, trade regulation and securities and finance.

We asked Phil: What’s the most interesting matter on which you've worked, and why?


Attorney Spotlight: Marilee Springer Named Best Lawyers® 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis in Non-Profit / Charities Law

August 16, 2017
Ice Miller partner Marilee Springer was named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis in Non-Profit / Charities Law by Best Lawyers®. Marilee concentrates her practice on the representation of tax-exempt organizations, donors and governmental entities and affiliates. In this capacity, Marilee focuses on corporate, structuring, governance and tax issues. Marilee’s dedicated service in the public sector provides valuable insights and knowledge that benefit tax-exempt and governmental entities.

We asked Marilee: What is the most rewarding thing about your legal practice?


Attorney Spotlight: Thomas Schnellenberger Named Best Lawyers® 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis in Tax Law

August 16, 2017
Ice Miller partner Thomas Schnellenberger was named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis in tax law by Best Lawyers®. Tom’s primary practice concentration is in income tax and estate and gift taxation.

We asked Tom: What’s the most interesting matter on which you've worked, and why?


Attorney Spotlight: Philip Genetos Named Best Lawyers® 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis in Public Finance Law

August 16, 2017
Ice Miller partner Philip Genetos was named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis in public finance law by Best Lawyers®. Phil provides counsel representing clients in Indiana, Illinois and other areas on single and multi-family housing, airports, industrial development, municipal utilities, ports and 501(c)(3) bonds.

We asked Phil: What’s the most interesting matter on which you've worked, and why?


Attorney Spotlight: Amy Corsaro Named Best Lawyers® 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis in Municipal Law

August 16, 2017
Ice Miller partner Amy Corsaro was named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis in municipal law by Best Lawyers®. Amy’s primary practice concentration is in municipal and tax-exempt finance. She provides counsel representing 501(c)(3) and governmental clients. She also provides counsel on Section 103 tax issues, including arbitrage rebate compliance and IRS audit representation.

We asked Amy: If you could give just one tip to younger attorneys, what would it be?


Attorney Spotlight: Phillip Bayt Named Best Lawyers® 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis in Real Estate Law

August 16, 2017
Ice Miller partner Phillip Bayt was named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis in real estate law by Best Lawyers®. Phil is former chief managing partner for Ice Miller. In addition to working with clients in virtually all aspects of commercial real estate, he assists clients in the areas of gaming, finance, development, joint ventures, real estate funds, real estate taxes, workouts and foreclosures, construction law and leasing.

We asked Phil: What is the most rewarding thing about your legal practice?


Ice Miller Earns Three Recognitions for Supporting Women at the Firm

August 8, 2017

In recent weeks, Ice Miller earned three separate recognitions for its commitment to supporting and advancing women. The Firm is proud of its reputation of fostering diversity and elevating the unique talents our female attorneys and staff bring to the table.



Managing Partner Judy Okenfuss Named Finalist for Inspire Award for Her Commitment to Mentoring

February 23, 2017
Managing partner Judy Okenfuss has been named a finalist of the Inspire Award for Accounting, Legal and Finance. College Mentors for Kids presents this award to recognize outstanding professionals that have made a profound impact in the lives of their mentees.


Partner Phil Bayt Added to Midwest Real Estate News’ Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame

January 30, 2017
Ice Miller partner Phil Bayt has been named to the 2016 Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame by Midwest Real Estate News in its December 2016/January 2017 issue. The publication begins each year by inducting members into its Hall of Fame. Phil is one of 75 commercial real estate professionals given this year’s honor.


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