Newly hired attorneys in Chicago, include: Frances P. LaFleur, 39, partner; John J. Cresto
, 44, partner; Steven R. Lifson, 41, partner; and Paul R. Simons, 36, associate.
...John J. Cresto joins Seyfarth Shaw as a partner.Cresto has extensive experience in financial services, mergers and acquisitions, and the development and implementation of employee stock ownership plans (ESOP).He
regularly advises ESOP lenders, corporations and trustees, as well as numerous banks and other lenders, on financing structures for ESOP transactions.Cresto
makes regular presentations regarding ESOPs and ESOP
financing at seminars, including annual national conventions of the ESOP Association and National Center for Employee Ownership
.He joins the firm from McBride Baker & Coles, where he was a partner and founding member of the ESOP Team.
has developed a strong track record and a positive reputation in the employee benefits arena, which is a credit to the quality and dedication of the attorneys who made it happen," Cresto