CHICAGO – May 23, 2016 – The law firm Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. is pleased to announce that John L. Senica has joined the firm’s Chicago office as an attorney in the Business Services Practice Group. The addition of Mr. Senica continues the firm’s aggressive growth in Chicago and coincides with its move to expanded office space on the 33rd floor of its current building at 200 West Madison St.
Mr. Senica has more than 30 years of experience in corporate law, through which he has developed long-standing relationships in the finance, secured lending, private equity and venture capital areas. He represents clients in a range of business, commercial lending and commercial real estate transactions. He works with closely held companies and commercial lenders and handles matters related to business planning, commercial finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Greensfelder, Mr. Senica was the founding member and Resident Director of the Chicago Office of Miller Canfield, where he also served as a Senior Principal. Previously, he practiced in business transactional law for more than a decade as an equity partner at an Am Law 50 national law firm.
“John is a great addition to our firm as he brings decades of experience in corporate law and helps to further broaden Greensfelder’s transactional practice in Chicago,” said David B. Goodman, Managing Officer of Greensfelder’s Chicago office. “John’s insights and experience from opening and growing Miller Canfield’s office in Chicago also will be invaluable as we continue to expand and build Greensfelder’s presence in the Chicago market.”
Mr. Senica said, “As a Chicago native, I have a strong affinity for Midwest people, values and culture, and I was particularly drawn to Greensfelder’s culture and rate structures that I believe are highly appealing to middle market businesses and banks in Chicago and across the nation. I also am impressed by the firm’s deep commitment to Illinois expansion, as well as the depth of talent at the firm across a wide range of practice areas including real estate, franchising, health care and energy.”
Mr. Senica joins Greensfelder as the firm moves its Chicago office to expanded space with about 52 percent more square footage than the space it previously occupied since the office first opened in November 2008.
“I look forward to contributing to the firm’s continued growth through my law practice and my past experiences in recruiting the best talent and helping to build a law office in Chicago,” Mr. Senica added.
Mr. Senica is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and formerly served on the Board of Directors of the LaSalle Street Council. He earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.
Greensfelder Hemker & Gale, PC, founded in 1895, is a full-service law firm with offices in Chicago, St. Louis and Belleville, Ill. The firm’s attorneys provide clients locally, nationally and internationally with comprehensive legal solutions in areas including communications and media, construction, corporate, creditor's rights and bankruptcy, educational, religious and tax-exempt organizations, employee benefits, environmental, franchising & distribution, health care, immigration, intellectual property and technology, labor and employment, litigation, real estate, tax, and trusts and estates. Find out more at www.greensfelder.com