CHICAGO, Illinois – August 13, 2012 – The Chicago law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP recently announced leadership changes within the firm’s practice groups for Labor and Employment, Litigation and Real Estate.

Michael L. Gesas has been named chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. A partner in the firm’s Chicago office, Gesas focuses on bankruptcy law in Illinois and Chapter 11 representation in the State of Delaware. He represents creditors and commercial debtors in corporate and business reorganizations. The group is experienced in handling arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Paul R. Diamond has been named co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, joining fellow co-chair Joel M. Hurwitz. Based in Arnstein & Lehr’s Chicago office, Diamond practices real estate, business, and land use law. The group provides a full range of sophisticated real estate services in all aspects of real estate development, ownership, and management.

Based in Arnstein & Lehr’s Milwaukee office, Charles W. Pautsch has been named chair of Arnstein & Lehr’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. He has concentrated his practice in labor and employment law for more than thirty-five years. The group has extensive client counseling and litigation experience before administrative agencies and state and federal courts in labor and employment law.

About Arnstein & Lehr

Arnstein & Lehr LLP with offices in Illinois, Florida and Wisconsin, 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 United States 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. Arnstein & Lehr has a diverse client base including large corporations listed on the public stock exchanges, middle market companies, nonprofit organizations and emerging businesses. Clients include governmental bodies, health care entities, financial institutions, trade associations, and a broad range of businesses in the retail, industrial, manufacturing, distribution, technology, and services sectors. The firm also counsels individuals as to their personal needs, including estate planning, probate matters and the transfer of wealth and business interests from one generation to another. For additional information visit