Michael Smith has practiced law for more than 20 years. He earned his A.B. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988 and his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1992. At the University of Chicago, Mr. Smith was a member and officer of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic and a research assistant to various members of the faculty. Mr. Smith has handled hundreds of domestic and international arbitrations as well as numerous TROs, preliminary injunctions and trials. He has also acted as securities counsel for various publicly-traded companies, and regularly advises clients on strategic transactions. Mr. Smith is a member and chair of the Midtown Advancement Council, which supports the Midtown Center for Boys in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Smith's practice includes representing business clients in the areas of corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, professional liability, business torts, environmental law, insurance coverage, employment, trade secrets, antitrust and related competition issues, joint ventures, and business formation.
David Witowski earned his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 2009), where he worked at the Loyola Community Law Center as a court-appointed guardian ad litem responsible for protecting the best interests of minor children. He has volunteered with the Lawyers Committee for Better Housing, representing clients in the area of landlord-tenant law. Mr. Witowski graduated from the University of Notre Dame (B.S., 2006) as a member of the Notre Dame Science/Arts & Letters Honors Program.