University of Michigan,
University of Michigan,
B.A., graduated with High Distinction, 2000
Illinois USDC, Northern District
Michigan USDC, Eastern District
US Ct Appeals, 7th Circuit (Covers IL, IN, WI)
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
Chicago Bar Association
Equip for Equality (non-profit)
Whistleblower Policy Compliance Officer
University of Michigan Alumni Association
Included in "Illinois Super Lawyers" Rising Stars list, 2009-Present
Thompson Coburn LLP
Foley & Lardner
Summer Associate, 2001
John D. Dingell, U.S. House of Representatives
Assistant Campaign Manager
Dr. Dennis MacShane, U.K. House of Commons
Christina serves as legal advisor and trial counsel to companies and individuals in commercial matters, including:
- Contract enforcement
- Shareholder disputes
- Fraud, business torts, and deceptive practices
- Warranty matters
- Property and land use litigation
- Will contests
- Mediation & arbitration
She has represented clients in many sectors including manufacturing & steel, financial, telecommunications, consulting, construction & building materials, accounting, and education, in addition to non-profit organizations. She has obtained injunctions for clients and successfully appealed cases and defended appeals in the state and federal courts.
Defended officer of a corporation in action to pierce corporate veil to hold him personally liable for corporation debts. Obtained summary judgment in Northern District of Illinois, affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Argued appeal in Michigan Court of Appeals on a landowner dispute, with the Michigan Court of Appeals unanimously ruling in favor of client, reversing summary judgment.
Represented numerous majority and minority shareholders in shareholder disputes and breach of fiduciary duty cases, including squeeze-outs.
Defended alleged infringer in federal copyright case, winning summary judgment and obtaining a judgment against plaintiff for attorneys' fees involved in defending the action.
Defended client in a will contest action at trial, resulting in favorable settlement after filing motion for directed verdict at conclusion of plaintiff's case.
Successfully represented bankruptcy trustee in a fraudulent transfer suit. After a bench trial, the court awarded bankruptcy trustee the full amount sought.
Successfully represented a purchaser of a debtor's assets in a bankruptcy case. A party attempted to prevent sale, appealing to District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In an expedited appeal, court upheld sale to purchaser.
"Protecting the Identity of Your LLC Members & LP Partners in Litigation, Part II: Strategies for Discovery";
"Protecting the Identity of Your LLC Members & LP Partners in Litigations Part I: Motions to Remand";
“The Name Game: Preventing Trademark Infringement against Newly Formed Businesses”;
Illinois State Bar Association, Corporation, Securities & Business Law Forum, Vol. 48, No. 3, March 2003
"Client Confidentiality, Attorney-Client Privilege & Work Product Protection: What You Need to Know";
Practising Law Institute (PLI) September 2016
"Reducing Risk: Corporate & Personal Guaranties";
National Association of Credit Managers June 2016
"Tips & Techniques to Defend Your Position";
American Business Appraisers, May 2016
"Mastering Corporations, Partnerships, LLC's & Choice of Entity";
The Rossdale Group, November 2015
"Creating the Perfect Partnership: Strategies to Protect You and Your Business";
National Association of Women Business Owners Annual Conference, October 2015
"Powerful Trial Prep & Jury Selection CLE";
The Rossdale Group, April 2015; September 2015
"Introduction to Securing Risk";
National Association of Credit Managers, Midwest Conference, October 2010
National Association of Credit Managers, Midwest Conference, October 2009
"Ethics for In-House Corporate Counsel";
Thompson Coburn LLP, April 2008
"Antitrust Law: Recent Developments Affecting Traded Associations and Their Members";
National Association of Credit Managers, April 2007; June 2007
"Electronic Communications: Minding your P's and Q's";
FagelHaber LLC, November 2006