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Arnstein & Lehr Elects Five Attorneys to Equity Partners in Chicago

February 15, 2017

CHICAGO – Arnstein & Lehr LLP has invited five individuals to become equity partners of the firm. William T. “Toby” Eveland, Adam S. Fayne, John C. Gekas, James T. Rohlfing, and E. Jason Tremblay have all been recognized for their prominent work and leadership both in the firm and the legal community.  

“We are thrilled to announce these new equity partners,” said Jeffrey B. Shapiro, Chair of the firm. “These individuals reflect years of service with Arnstein & Lehr as each provides exceptional client service and leadership within their practice groups.”

A partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and Chair of the firm’s Committee on Diversity & Inclusion, Mr. Eveland’s litigation practice focuses on higher education matters, municipal and governmental legal services, and business litigation, including complex insurance matters, class actions, employment law, and defense of premises and product liability claims and other tort defense.

Mr. Fayne, a tax partner, practices in the areas of tax controversy, tax planning and corporate advisory, where he frequently advises individuals and businesses on tax planning matters.

Mr. Gekas, a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, focuses on assisting clients with business dispute resolutions, with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held businesses and individuals.

Mr. Rohlfing is Chair of the firm’s Construction Practice Group, representing subcontractors and contractors, and has led trials and appeals involving business litigation and construction law.

Mr. Tremblay is Chair of the firm’s Employment & Labor Practice Group. His practice focuses on employment law and commercial matters, where he represents a diverse client base, including financial institutions, educational institutions, governmental entities, and companies in the technology, service, restaurant and retail industries.

“We are very pleased to recognize these skilled attorneys as equity partners,” said Michael L. Gesas, Managing Partner of the Chicago office where all five are based. “The experience these partners will contribute to our leadership team is great for our firm.”

Toby Eveland

Toby Eveland

Adam S. Fayne

Adam Fayne

John Gekas

John Gekas

James Rohlfing

Jason Tremblay

E. Jason Tremblay

About Arnstein & Lehr

Arnstein & Lehr LLP, with offices in Illinois and Florida, is one of the country’s oldest and most respected law firms. Since its founding in 1893, the firm has served clients of all sizes throughout the U.S. and abroad. It is a full-service firm with attorneys practicing in five main practice areas – business, litigation, local government, tax and estate planning services and real estate. Clients include governmental bodies, health care entities, financial institutions, trade associations, individuals and a broad range of businesses in the retail, industrial, manufacturing, distribution, technology and services sectors. For more information visit: