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Mary in Her Own Words

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"Mary's been terrific. From the very start, she's been able to climb into my head and heart and come up with a document that clearly lays out what I want to accomplish." - George McCaskey

Mary Wasik is a partner in the Corporate & Securities Group. Her corporate representation is extensive and includes advising clients on acquisition and sale transactions, structure and preparation of limited liability company and partnership agreements (including real estate joint ventures), and agreements among shareholders.  Mary regularly assists clients in the preparation of manufacturing, distribution, product development, sales and service agreements.  She has advised clients regarding their duties and all types of issues that arise on a daily basis in the operation of a business. 

When legal issues present obstacles to her clients’ business objectives, Mary works diligently to present solutions that facilitate progress.  To develop a comprehensive assessment of potential risks and challenges, Mary collaborates with her clients and exercises concerned ownership over the issues they face. The combination of her experience and approach is designed to equip her clients with the tools they need to find a resolution and return to the business of their business. 

Mary also works with non-profit clients in connection with formation, governance and registration requirements.  She has also helped clients obtain certifications as minority and women-owned businesses, including structuring sale and purchase transactions for purposes of retaining or obtaining such certifications. 


Education
University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1981
Loyola University of Chicago, B.B.A., magna cum laude, 1978
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 1981
Chair of the Board of the Alzheimer's Association, Illinois Chapter
Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, 2007-2008

Q&A

What is your favorite quote?
My most recent favorite quote is "If you're are not at the table, you may be on the menu." For me, it sums up the necessity of active engagement and advocacy from both a professional and personal perspective.
What would someone be surprised to know about you?
Someone one would be surprise to know that my family and I live in a Cape Code house that was built in 1938. It was the first of a couple of houses built in an area originally surrounded by farmland, and as a result, it has no air-conditioning, radiator heat and traditional black and white floor tile in the bathroom. We have preserved as much as we can, but out of necessity we have since replaced the milk door, the leaded glass windows, and the brick pulley system in the garage door. The house sits at the back of a lot surrounded by mature trees, so you can’t see the house from the street. Some have said that it’s as if we live in a forest. To me, it is an ideal oasis to help disconnect from the everyday.
Where is your favorite vacation spot?
My favorite vacation spot is in a lounge chair which is equidistant from a swimming pool, the bar and the food. One pool comes to mind, but I am not picky as long as I can get some uninterrupted time in the sunshine.

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