Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Updated 5th Edition of Construction Law Road Map Available Now

Construction Law Road Map 5th EdDavid W. McArdle, a Crystal Lake attorney and managing partner of Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, has authored another updated edition of his handbook titled Construction Law Road Map, which focuses on construction law. Partners Regan Shepley and Kelly Cahill also contributed to the new edition.

The Construction Law Road Map provides an overview of the issues contractors regularly face in the areas of contract law, employment and litigation.

The 5th edition highlights recent changes in the law regarding Mechanics Liens, the Employee Classification Act, Prevailing Wage Act, Health Insurance Offerings/Affordable Care Act (ACA), and Public Bond Claims. This edition also provides full citations of authority to assist contractors in need.

To order the handbook, call (815) 459-2050 or order here.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Andrew Holstine to Lead Joliet Seminar on Farm Law

Andrew W. HolstineAndrew W. Holstine will lead a seminar on Farm Law on Feb. 7, 2015, at the Farmland Forum. The event takes place at the Wietendorf Agricultural Education Center, 17840 Laraway Road, Joliet, Illinois.

The Farmland Forum brings together farm owners, operators and industry investors to network and participate in discussions on a variety of industry topics. To learn more about the Farmland Forum, please visit The Chicago Farmers website or follow this event on Facebook.

From left: Dr. Jay Akridge, Holstine, Dr. Wendy Wintersteen.

From left: Dr. Jay Akridge, Holstine, Dr. Wendy Wintersteen.

Holstine recently appeared at another event hosted by the agricultural and agribusiness organization. On Jan. 12, 2015, he served as moderator of a luncheon panel discussion. Panelists at that meeting included Dr. Jay Akridge, Dean of Agriculture at Purdue University, and Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, Dean of Agriculture at Iowa State University.

Holstine is the immediate past president of The Chicago Farmers. He remains active on its board of directors. To learn more about his practice, please view Andrew Holstine’s professional credentials.

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Farrell Appointed to Centegra Health Systems Finance Committee

Ryan P. FarrellRyan P. Farrell was recently appointed to the Finance Committee of Centegra Health Systems (“Centegra”). The Finance Committee oversees budget and financial affairs for the entire Centegra network.

Centegra is a system of health care providers in McHenry County, Illinois. It currently comprises three hospitals (with a fourth under construction), two fitness centers, two immediate care centers (a third one is planned), nearly a dozen physician care locations and numerous specialty care services.

Farrell is a Certified Public Accountant and has been a resident of Crystal Lake for most of his life. His wide-ranging transactional experience encompasses banking, corporate business law, commercial real estate, taxation, estate planning and employee benefits. To learn more about Ryan Farrell, please view his biographical credentials.



Friday, January 16th, 2015

ZRFM Named Finalist for Large Business of the Year

zrfmZukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle — the largest law firm in McHenry County, Illinois — was selected from over 100 nominations as a finalist for the Business of the Year by the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce.

The winner will be announced at the chamber’s annual awards dinner on Jan. 31, 2015, at the Boulder Ridge Country Club.

For more information about the chamber, please visit its site.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Arévalo to Speak on Stigmas in Hiring at SHRM Meeting

Carlos S. ArevaloStateline SHRM hosts an Aug. 14, 2014, breakfast program titled, “Breaking Barriers: HR’s Role in Supporting the McHenry Community Needs.”

The program is a presentation of the Stateline SHRM Workforce Readiness Committtee, the McHenry County Workforce Network, McHenry County Specialty Courts and Carlos Arévalo of Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle. ZRFM is the largest law firm in McHenry County, Illinois.

The Stateline SHRM Workforce Readiness Initiative was set up two years ago to boost support, raise awareness and increase opportunities for special populations in McHenry County that often are highly stigmatized and overlooked in the workforce.

Participants in this breakfast meeting will explore why human resources departments should care, what impact stigma has, potential human resources fears and liability issues, the legal realities, and some real stories with real people describing real needs.

The meeting begins at 7:45 a.m. and concludes at 9:45 a.m. The event takes place at the McHenry County Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane, McHenry.

For further information about the event, please view details contained on this website.

Arévalo currently serves as the president of the McHenry County Bar Association.

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Carlos Arévalo Profiled in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Carlos S. ArevaloCarlos S. Arévalo was featured in a page 3 story in the July 14, 2014, edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The article, titled “A fast learner and riser,” was promoted on the newspaper’s cover.

The profile of Arévalo by staff writer Jack Silverstein shares some of Arévalo’s views on  Hispanic Americans taking on leadership roles in the field of law across the country and in Northern Illinois in particular. It also relates how Arévalo arrived in the United States in 1980 at age 14 knowing no English and managed to become the first Hispanic president of the McHenry County Bar Association in its centennial year.

Arévalo began his duties as president of the MCBA on July 1, 2014. The complete copyrighted article can be viewed in pdf format.

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Boulder Ridge Life Features Jonathan Feinstein

Jonathan M. FeinsteinThe April edition of Boulder Ridge Life includes a three-page article about ZRFM attorney Jonathan M. Feinstein. The piece comprises a brief biographical profile and an extensive description of the practical tips people should know when they or loved ones are involved in a car accident.

Several lawyers from Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle – the largest law firm in McHenry County, Illinois – reside in the vicinity of Boulder Ridge in the communities of Lake in the Hills and Lakewood.

Boulder Ridge April 2014Boulder Ridge Life is a publication of Wilmington, North Carolina-based N2 Publishing, a company that specializes in neighborhood publications for communities across the United States. Founded in 2004, it works with homeowners associations and municipalities to customize publications with stories and photographs relevant to and provided by local residents.

To learn more about Jonathan M. Feinstein and his personal injury practice, please view the Boulder Ridge Life article.

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Schlossberg Appointed to Local Government Law Section Council

Ruth Alderman SchlossbergRuth Alderman Schlossberg has been appointed to her third term on the Illinois State Bar Association Local Government Law Section Council. Schlossberg now has served the ISBA — a 33,000 member organization — in this role since 2012.

Currently, there are 28 members on the council including practicing lawyers, judges, government consultants and individuals employed by state and local government.

The mission of ISBA Local Government Law Section is to:

  • enhance the knowledge and professional capabilities of lawyers who devote time to the practice of the law relating to units of local government
  • disseminate information and comment on legislative and judicial developments and their impact on units of local government
  • make recommendations on legislation
  • develop and communicate ideas to improve the functioning of units of local government.

With Richard G. Flood, Schlossberg co-authored the book Congratulations! You’ve Been Elected: Now What Do You Do? A Practical Guide to Local Government. The guide, published by the Illinois Municipal League, offers local public officials advice to help them “hit the ground running” and succeed in new leadership positions.

For Schlossberg’s professional credentials, please view Ruth Alderman Schlossberg’s biography. You may also wish to view her Illinois Municipal League conference video presentation, delivered with ZRFM local government law attorneys Richard G. Flood and Kelly A. Cahill

As the largest law firm in McHenry County, Illinois, Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle has had many attorneys involved with the section’s endeavors. Earlier in his career, ZRFM’s David W. McArdle was a chair of the Local Government Law Section Council. Also, ZRFM attorney Brad Stewart authored an article titled “How the new Workplace Violence Prevention Act impacts local governments” in the section’s April 2014 newsletter.

More information about the council can be found on the ISBA Local Government Law Section Council website.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Feinstein to Address Young Attorneys on Professional Responsibility

Jonathan M. FeinsteinJonathan M. Feinstein will present “What Do You Mean They Regulate That?” to the Young Lawyers Section Professional Responsibility Committee, which is a division of the Chicago Bar Association. He will speak on Feb. 5, 2014, at the CBA Building, 321 S. Plymouth Ct. in Chicago.

The discussion, which is aimed at younger lawyers, will focus on the attorney disciplinary process, recent Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission trends in investigation and discipline, and some of the ethical rules that are not commonly thought of but which appear with some regularity when practicing law, including rules governing social media, solicitation of clients and gifts from clients.

For more information about his presentation or the legal issues he will address, please contact Jonathan Feinstein. Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, which is based in Crystal Lake, has long been the largest McHenry County law firm.


Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Successful Illinois Municipal League Conference

Thanks to those individuals and municipalities who participated in the recent IML Conference.  ZRFM conducted five sessions:

  • FOIA & OMA in the Internet Age: Carlos Arévalo, Ruth Schlossberg
  • Municipal Law & Order: Sgt. Andrew Doles (Algonquin P.D.), Jennifer Gibson, Brad Stewart
  • Effective Operations and Governance: David McArdle, Ruth Schlossberg
  • Redeveloping Distressed Properties: Ryan Farrell, David McArdle
  • Administrative Adjudication: Kevin Chrzanowski, Jean Headley (City of McHenry)

If you were unable to attend any of the sessions but would like the presentation handouts or other information, please contact our office.