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September 2015

Jonathan Boulahanis Joins Gordon & Rees as Partner in Chicago Office

Jonathan M. Boulahanis has joined Gordon & Rees as a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. He is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Food and Beverage, and Real Estate practice groups. Mr. Boulahanis joins the firm from the Chicago office of Clark Hill, PLC.

Mr. Boulahanis is well-versed in litigated matters involving real estate and commercial litigation. He also has substantial experience in defending employment claims, including claims and counseling clients on employment issues including compliance with the FLSA, ADEA, and Title VII.

Mr. Boulahanis has substantial experience in counseling Food and Beverage clients on all legal issues related to the industry. He provides services including negotiation and review of commercial leases, creation and implementation of employment policies, creation and review of franchise and operating agreements, representation when faced with civil litigation or alleged violation of state or local ordinances, and regulatory compliance with the Illinois Liquor Control Act.

“We are excited that Jon has joined our growing team. He brings excellent legal capabilities and a high-level of character. Jon’s commercial litigation and food & beverage experience continues our efforts to complete the core practice areas in our Chicago office. We are excited about the future prospects.” said Hayes Ryan, managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office.

Mr. Boulahanis served as an extern for the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall in the Northern District of Illinois. Additionally, Mr. Boulahanis worked for the Office of the Chief Counsel for the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives in Washington, D.C. and the Corporation Counsel’s Office for the City of Chicago.

Mr. Boulahanis earned his B.A., cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and the District of Columbia.

One of the fastest-growing firms in the country, Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactional firm with more than 650 lawyers and 35 offices in 22 states. Gordon & Rees is currently the 71st largest law firm in the United States, and ranks No. 26 on the American Lawyer’s Diversity Scorecard. Gordon & Rees has been recognized on the "BTI Client Service A-Team" survey in each of the past three years and has been honored as a 2014 "Go-To Law Firm" for Fortune 500 companies. Gordon & Rees was selected for Corporate Counsel magazine's 2014 "Who Represents America's Biggest Companies" list.

Jonathan M. Boulahanis