It is with great sadness that we announce that Sara Cook, our Managing Partner, died suddenly on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital in Huntley, Illinois. Her husband, Richard, was at her side in the hospital. Sara had a distinguished legal career. She received a B.A. degree in political science and social […]
Comings and Goings at McKenna Storer
We are very pleased to announce that we have added four new attorneys to our staff. Don Sowers a seasoned medical malpractice and general liability trial lawyer has joined us as senior trial counsel. Don has tried many cases to verdict and knows his way around the courtroom. Tracy McGonigle, of counsel has returned to […]
McKenna Storer Firm Pizza Night
To celebrate the partial return to the office, the Firm enjoyed a night of making pizza from scratch (with much assistance) at Guild Row in Chicago. The evening not only featured pizza making and socializing, but a pizza trivia quiz that resulted in Jim DeNardo winning a lovely pizza themed blanket. This was our first […]
IDC Survey of Law – Jim Cook Contribution
Even though we regrettably had to say good bye to Jim Cook who joined the Illinois Attorney General, before he left he contributed to the Survey of Law put out by the IDC concerning toxic torts. The Survey is a very comprehensive look at multiple areas of tort law and can be found here.
Discharge And The Fresh Start: What Does It All Mean?
The fourth blog in a four part series about filing for a Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy. By Sara E. Cook A discharge of most debts will be granted if you meet the requirements under the Bankruptcy Code and no one is objecting to the overall discharge, or the discharge of a specific debt. It […]
Petition Date And Post Petition: What Happens Now?
The third blog in a four part series about filing for a Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy. By Sara E. Cook By the time you file the Petition, the Petition Date, you have elected one of two possible Chapters under the Bankruptcy Code, either Chapter 7 or 13. By filing the Petition, under either chapter, […]
You Need To File Bankruptcy: What Do You Take To The Lawyer And What Will Happen At The Attorney Consultations
The second blog in a four part series about filing for a Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy. By Sara E. Cook Having made the decision to file for bankruptcy, known as seeking protection from creditors, you need to work with your attorney to get the case prepared for filing. The filing that you will make […]
COVID-19, Job Loss, Too Many Bills: Is Bankruptcy The Solution For You?
The first blog in a four part series about filing for a Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy. By Sara E. Cook Often when a large corporation files for bankruptcy, you will hear that it is the right business decision, it gives them a chance to right size, change direction, get rid of unprofitable businesses and […]
COVID 19 Pandemic-Notice To Insurers-Who To Notify And When
The landscape of insurance coverage in this era of the COVID-19 Pandemic is likely to change as insurance lawsuits are being filed to determine scope of insurance coverage. Meanwhile, in direct response to COVID-19, several states are attempting to modify Commercial General Liability (CGL) Insurance policies through legislation to provide coverage, particularly business interruption insurance, […]
COVID –19 Relief Programs For Small Businesses
Different programs are available to assist small businesses during this COVID-19 disaster which has swept the country. Small businesses employ over 50% of our employed workers, and are straddled with great challenges in trying to navigate this crisis. Various sources are being developed to help small businesses, which may make the difference between survival and […]