MPS Law, a widely respected Chicago area business-to-business law firm, has announced the promotion of two partners: Raymond J. Horn III as capital partner, and Monica J. Paine as income partner.
The announcement reaffirms the firm’s commitment to two of its top performers in their respective areas, Horn in mergers and acquisitions and Paine in commercial litigation.
“Both Ray and Monica epitomize MPS’s values of professionalism, hard work, and dedication,” said William J. Mitchell, managing partner of MPS Law. “We look forward to their continued success on behalf of our clients.”
Horn has been with MPS since its inception in 1996. He concentrates his practice in mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation, drafting and review, and owner strategic planning through buy-sell agreements, business fractures, and secured lending.
He is a past Chairperson of the Schaumburg Business Association and is currently serving his third term as the president of the Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries Association. He received his BA from Drake University and his JD from the University of Illinois.
“MPS has been a great place for me,” Horn said. “It’s very entrepreneurial here. We’re like a family: we come together and help each other as needed. I look forward to continue working with a team of professionals both inside and outside MPS to help clients find ‘win-win’ solutions during negotiations and to expand the firm’s reputation even further in the area.”
Paine is a commercial litigator who represents and defends clients in state and federal court. She concentrates her practice on complex contractual and business disputes, real estate and lending issues, and zoning and land use litigation. She received her BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her JD from The John Marshall Law School. She joined MPS Law in 2012 to expand the scope of her practice, and sees her elevation to partner as key to taking her practice to the next level.
“MPS offers me the opportunity to litigate a wide range of commercial disputes,” she said. “We have a very tight-knit litigation group here that works together to solve problems, and I enjoy being presented with new challenges every day.”
In a field where success is typically measured in terms of growth, Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle is that rare business-to-business law firm where success is defined solely by the needs and satisfaction of the clients it serves. Founded in 1996, we maintain offices in Schaumburg and downtown Chicago, with 35 attorneys working in 11 select practice areas focused on real estate, litigation, banking and finance, and corporate law.