Practice Focus:Mindy Ferrer has experience in the practice of elder law, probate, guardianship and the preparation of wills, and revocable, irrevocable, special needs and charitable trusts. Ms. Ferrer is a 2011 candidate for an LL.M. in Elder Law at Stetson University College of Law. Her other areas of concentration include workers' compensation defense and immigration matters. Ms. Ferrer counsels on all areas of workers' compensation, including exposure claims and complex compensability disputes. She also advised corporate and individual clients in immigration matters involving U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, from immigration petitions to audits and workplace investigations. Professional Background:Ms. Ferrer joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in March 2002. Previously, she was a senior staff attorney and assistant legislative liaison for the Illinois Industrial Commission. In June 1997, Ms. Ferrer was appointed by Governor Jim Edgar as an Arbitrator for the Illinois Industrial Commission.Ms. Ferrer has served as assistant comptroller for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington, D.C. In this role, she was responsible for managing individual, corporate, and political action committee contributions of all national political campaigns and federal election commission reports.In 1990, Ms. Ferrer served as a part of an internship for the Internal Revenue Service, Chicago, Illinois, in the tax litigation division.She is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, The Florida Bar, American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). At Hinshaw, we value long-term client relationships. Thats why we make it a priority to help contribute to our clients success, whether that means solving a problem or helping to achieve their goal. How do we do that? First, we dont believe in leveraging work down to a corps of less experienced lawyers. Rather, all of our partners our most seasoned lawyers are hands-on practitioners who regularly interact with their clients on a personal level. We like to think that we are more than just our clients' lawyers. We feel we are on the same journey with our clients to grow their business into a sustainable institution. Sometimes this requires next generation solutions; in other words, a little creativity applied to legal issues or problems. Other times, it requires just purely practical thinking. We do both. Whatever the matter, our advice and counsel are tailored to our clients, which can only come from a strong partnership and deep understanding of their business and objectives.
Our team of lawyers can provide a wide variety of sophisticated legal advice and counsel. Additionally, since we are located in many of the major cities across the country, we can provide national depth of expertise coupled with a local or regional presence and local or regional knowledge. Across all of our offices, we strive to consistently deliver service at the highest levels of quality and reliability, giving our clients a one-firm approach and giving us the long-lasting relationships we treasure.
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with approximately 500 lawyers in 24 offices. We offer a full-service practice, with an emphasis in litigation, corporate and business law, environmental, labor and employment law, professional liability defense, and wealth preservation and taxation matters. Our attorneys provide services to a range of for-profit and not-for-profit clients in industries that include construction, financial services, health care, insurance, legal, manufacturing, real estate, retail and transportation. Our clients also include government agencies, municipalities and schools.
Hinshaw was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Chicago. We have offices in 12 states: Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.