Senior Counsel, Bolingbrook Office
Nicole Karas focuses her practice on local government and corporate law. She serves as outside general counsel to local governmental clients providing a wide range of legal assistance. Nicole counsels clients on major construction, land acquisition, contract drafting and negotiation, intergovernmental cooperation agreements, board policies, personnel policies, employment issues, contracts for purchases of goods and services, Open Meetings Act, FOIA issues, and ordinance/resolution drafting.
Nicole represents corporate and non-for-profit clients in various matters, including entity formation, real estate matters, contract review, leases and other transactional matters.
While in law school, Nicole was an Associate Editor of Articles, Notes and Comments for the DePaul Law Review. Nicole is the author of EEOC v. Luce & the Mandatory Arbitration Agreement, 53 DEPAUL L. REV. 67 (2003). Additionally, she was a Top Scholar and honored with the CALI Award in Advanced Legal Research and Constitutional Law II.
Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois