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Belongia, Shapiro & Franklin, LLP Expands with the Addition of Charles Franklin, Harry Channon and Elizabeth Schutte

CHICAGO, May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Belongia, Shapiro & Franklin, LLP is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its law firm with the addition of principal attorney Charles R. Franklin and associate attorneys Harry O. Channon and Elizabeth M. Schutte. The expansion fits Belongia, Shapiro & Franklin's strategy of bringing the right attorneys to the firm to meet all of its clients' needs. Charlie, Harry and Liz are all outstanding attorneys and terrific additions to the full service boutique firm.

"I have worked with Charlie for a number of years. His legal skill is unparalleled, and he is such a dynamite addition to the firm. He will provide invaluable insight to assist in servicing our clients' needs," Managing Partner Mark D. Belongia says. "The addition of Charlie, Harry and Liz demonstrates our commitment to providing smart and effective representation with our trusted experience. We are the go to firm for business people with business issues." Since its founding in 2006, the firm has grown to 13 attorneys and full staff of other legal professionals. The new additions have added depth to the firm's core practice areas while also allowing it to add new practice areas to continue to serve its clients. "We are very excited about the growth we're experiencing," said partner Benjamin P. Shapiro. "We see a very bright future." Belongia, Shapiro & Franklin, LLP is a full-service law firm that handles a wide scope of legal matters locally, nationally and internationally. Their trusted experience and reliable leadership have allowed them to represent distinguished clients ranging from corporations to high profile individuals in a vast array of matters. Over the course of the firm's history, it has developed a broad legal practice that includes, but is not limited solely to: -- Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration & Mediation -- Appraiser Liability -- Appellate Litigation -- Employment Law -- Banking Law -- Corporate Representation -- Sports, Entertainment and New Media Law -- Insurance Litigation and Counseling -- General Tort and Commercial Litigation -- Professional Malpractice -- Real Estate Related Matters About Belongia, Shapiro & Franklin, LLP: Belongia, Shapiro & Franklin, LLP is a full-service boutique law firm that handles a wide scope of legal matters locally, nationally and internationally.

The Firm's trusted experience and reliable leadership have allowed its attorneys to represent a broad client base ranging from large multi-national corporations to individuals. Visit www.belongialaw.com for more information.

SOURCE: Belongia, Shapiro & Franklin, LLP CONTACT: Belongia, Shapiro & Franklin, LLP Pamela McInnis P: 312.662.1030 E: pmcinnis@belongialaw.com Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United States

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Illinois INDUSTRY KEYWORD: Professional Services

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