SmithAmundsen Adds Three to Financial Services Practice
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SmithAmundsen LLC has added two partners, Patrick M. Jones and Karen A. White, and one associate, Sandra A. Franco to its financial services practice in Chicago.

According to today’s press release at the firm’s site, Glen Amundsen, Chairman and CEO of SmithAmundsen was quoted as saying: “We have looked for ways to expand the scope of financial services we offer clients by looking for the right opportunities to add expertise and depth to the firm. Our announcement today is one more step towards furthering the strategic objective of helping serve our business clients.”

Mr. Jones has extensive experience in corporate restructuring, creditors’ rights, and insolvency-related commercial litigation. Prior to joining SmithAmundsen, Mr. Jones was a partner with Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP where he acted as national bankruptcy counsel for Farmers Insurance Group.


Ms. White focuses her practice in creditors’ rights in the area of commercial litigation, banking, bankruptcy, and real estate law. Prior to joining SmithAmundsen, Ms. White was a co-founder and shareholder of Burke & White, PC.

Ms. Franco practice focuses on commercial litigation, banking law, and real estate law.

SmithAmundsen is a 130 lawyer firm headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Rockford, St. Charles, and Woodstock, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The firm’s attorneys share a proficiency in a broad range of practice areas. As one of Chicago’s premier firms, SmithAmundsen’s success is built upon a foundation of integrity, professionalism, and a commitment to exceeding client expectations.

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