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Who We Are 2017-06-02T17:24:26+00:00

Our Story

Eileen Lysaught founded Lysaught Law to provide a value-driven alternative in the business and employment law market. Lysaught Law is a boutique law firm specializing in business and employment law located in the Chicago’s Northcenter neighborhood. Our clients have offices around the country, including Illinois, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arizona, New York, and California. We also serve clients locally in the Loop, West Loop, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, and Chicago suburbs. We get to know you and your company while being very accessible.

With 16 years of hands-on business and legal experience, having worked as a litigator in a large Chicago law firm and as a General Counsel for a family-owned, Chicago-based manufacturing company, Eileen understands first-hand the issues involved in running a business as well as the corresponding law.

Our Team.

EILEEN LYSAUGHT

PARTNER.

As founder and principal of Lysaught Law Office, Eileen Lysaught has broad experience handling both specialized and day-to-day General Counsel duties and executive management.

Following seven years of litigation and insurance-related work, Eileen joined an international consumer goods manufacturer as General Counsel. Over the next 11 years, Eileen oversaw the corporation’s Legal, Human Resource, Quality, Compliance and Operations Departments. As the Vice-President of Operations & General Counsel, Eileen realized that many small and mid-sized companies cannot justify the cost of a full-time General Counsel. In 2009, she created Lysaught Law Office to pioneer that business and employment law value-driven alternative.

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JENNIFER KARAS MACONOCHIE

ASSOCIATE

Jennifer worked in advertising, marketing and with an intellectual property consulting agency before becoming an attorney. She also has experience in facilitating residential real estate closings on foreclosed properties. After becoming an attorney, Jennifer worked with large litigation firms in Chicago prior to joining Lysaught Law. Her clients are generally small, entrepreneurial businesses, many in the creative arts community, or estate planning clients.

Jennifer feels passionately about educating the creative arts community on the importance of legal counsel to the effective set up of small businesses. She is equally passionate about working alongside her clients to set up their estates as efficiently as possible, to ensure her client’s legacy is passed on, as they wish, to whom they wish, and with minimal estate tax.

She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and dedicates her expertise to Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.

Jennifer obtained her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. She lives in North Center with her husband and 3 young children.

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