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Westmont, Illinois 60559
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Jennifer A. Nielsen


Jennifer A. Nielsen graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1991. In 1994 she received her Juris Doctorate, with honors, from John Marshall School of Law. Her practice concentrates in public and private construction related transactions and litigation for subcontractors, contractors, owners and design professionals; Mechanics lien and surety bond litigation; and Real estate transactions and litigation. She is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, where she served for a number of years on the Governing Committee and she is Past President of the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys, where she has served for a number of years on the board in various officer positions. She is a frequent speaker and published author on construction matters.

Honors:

 International "Who's Who Legal" in the area of Construction Law.

"Who's Who Legal Illinois" in the area of Construction Law.

"Illinois Super Lawyer" in the area of Construction Litigation.   

Chambers USA "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Construction Law. 

 "Best Lawyers in America" in Construction Law.

Chicago Magazine's "Top Attorneys of Illinois" in area of Construction Litigation.

Chambers Publication "Leading Lawyer" in area of Construction Law.

West Suburban Living "Top Lawyer" Construction Law.

Illinois Real Estate Journal "Top Lawyer".

Areas of Practice:
 
Public and Private Construction Related Transactions and Litigation
Mechanics Lien Litigation
Surety Bond Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
Mediation and Arbitration
Education:
 
The John Marshall  Law School, Chicago, IL 1994, Juris Doctorate
Honors: Cum Laude, Order of John Marshall

University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1991

Professional Associations and Memberships:
 
American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, Member (1999-present)

Governing Committee (term 2007-2010)
Chair, Marketing Committee (2009-2011)
Division 9 (Specialty Contractor), (1999-present)
Division 9 Chair (2004-2006)
Division 9 Steering Committee (2001-2007)
Nominating Committee for Board of Governors (2005)
Marketing Committee (2004-2006)

Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys, Member (2002- present)

President (2011-2012)
Vice President (2010-2011)
Treasurer (2009-2010)
Secretary (2007-present)
Steering Committee (2004- present)

Illinois Bar Association, Member (1994- present)

Chicago Bar Association Mechanics Lien Subcommittee, Member (1999- present)

Chair (2003-2004)
Vice Chair (2002- 2003)

Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates (ASA Chicago), Member

Published Works:

Author, "Condominium Construction Litigation", American Bar Association, Annual Meeting, 2007.

Editor and Contributing Author, THE Construction Contracts Book: How to find Common Ground in Negotiating Design and Construction Clauses, American Bar Association, First Edition 2004; Second Edition, 2008

Author, "Payment Provisions: Form Approaches and Alternate Perspectives," The Construction Lawyer, Volume 24, November 4, Fall 2004

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