Elaine helps entrepreneurs and artists fulfill their visions while protecting their rights. Drawing on her background in graphic arts and tech, Elaine’s practice includes finance, business, entertainment, and intellectual property. Her clients hail from a variety of industries, from small businesses and startups, to tech companies and film. By bringing the creative and financial communities together, Elaine hopes to help build the Chicago independent film industry.
Elaine received her J.D from Chicago-Kent College of Law. After law school, she served for seven years as an assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois in the Civil Appeals Division. Before embarking upon her legal career, Elaine was a photographer and multimedia programmer.
Elaine has been invited to speak or moderate panels on a variety of law-related topics, including consumer fraud, crowdfunding, blockchain, and the intersection of film and finance.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD
Columbia College Chicago, MFA
The Ohio State University, BFA
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
COMMUNITY AND ACTIVITIES
- Small Business Advocacy Counsel
- IFP Chicago
- Midwest Independent Film Festival
- 100 Women in Finance
- Holiday Pops Chicago
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