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Two Leading Chicago Property Tax Law Firms Merge

Two of Chicago’s most established property tax law firms, O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes, LLC, and McCracken, Walsh, Carlisle & de LaVan, have combined under the name O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes, LLC. The merged firm, with roots dating back to 1937, will consist of 11 attorneys (pictured) and a staff of 24.

Since the O’Keefe firm’s founding eight decades ago, “Our attorneys have continually been involved in drafting legislation, litigating precedent-setting cases and crafting cutting edge strategies on behalf of our clients,” said partner Kevin O’Keefe. “We are eager to take on the most complex and challenging matters.”

The attorneys at the O’Keefe firm include three former Cook County Assistant State’s Attorneys, and a first deputy commissioner of the Board of Review. Attorneys of the firm have served in the offices of the Illinois Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, and the White House staff of President Bill Clinton.


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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