Demonstrating the firm’s ongoing commitment to smart growth, Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC (MPS Law) has added three new associates to its steadily growing professional staff.
New associate attorney JonTia Pegues joins the firm’s commercial real estate practice group, and will focus her practice on tenant leasing and negotiation as well as general representation of clients in a variety of real estate transactions. JonTia has extensive experience in the field, including her own practice and several years with a large regional law firm; she has represented clients ranging from regional real estate agencies to large national developers on commercial property acquisitions, dispositions and tenant leasing transactions in the Chicago metropolitan market area and across the country.
Joining JonTia on the commercial real estate team is new associate attorney Brendan Penny, whose practice focuses on land use, entitlement, and zoning for residential, commercial and mixed-use properties. Brendan’s experience in real estate law also includes the preparation of property tax appeals, the representation of clients in the annexation and rezoning of property, and the purchase, sale and disposition of commercial real estate properties.
“We’re pleased to be in a position to add so much depth to key areas in an already strong real estate practice,” said MPS Law’s managing partner Bill Mitchell. “We look forward to JonTia and Brendan being significant contributors from day one.”
Finally, Austin Kelley joins the firm’s trusts and estates and corporate law practices as a new associate attorney. Austin’s experience includes advising individuals and families on how to achieve their estate planning goals – specifically tax planning, charitable gifting, and business succession planning. Additionally, Austin works with closely held businesses in acquisition and sale transactions, ownership restructuring, and contract negotiation.
“We want to continue to thrive as an independent firm into the foreseeable future, so were very focused on the continued organic growth and development our firm,” Mitchell said. “