Our Legal Team

Stephen Pokorny STEPHEN J. POKORNY, Esq., Managing Member: Born Chicago, Illinois, July 26, 1944. Admitted to the following Bars: Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (1970). Education: Roosevelt University (B.A. 1967); Loyola University (J.D. 1970); Past Positions: Partner: Laser, Schostok, Kolman & Frank, Ltd. (1975-1994); Senior Partner: Laser, Pokorny, Schwartz, Friedman & Economos, P.C. (1994-2008); Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker, 1984, Approved Instructor, Illinois Real Estate Salesman License Programs, 1977. Member: Chicago and Illinois Bar Associations. Of Note: AV Rating in Martindale-Hubbell’s national listing of Lawyers. Concentration: Real Estate Law and Litigation, Condominium Development and Condominium Associations, Real Estate Litigation, General Business and Transactional Law, Banking Law, and Collection Law.
Contact: spokorny@pokornymarks.com

Spencer Marks SPENCER J. MARKS, Esq., Managing Member: Born Chicago, Illinois, April 15, 1947. Admitted to the following Bars: Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (1974), Federal Trial Bar (1982); U.S. District Court of Wisconsin; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh and Fifth Circuits; United States Supreme Court (1994). Education: Northern Michigan University (B.A., 1970); John Marshall Law School (J.D. 1973). Past Positions: Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Chicago, (1974-1978); Senior and Managing Partner: Marks, Marks and Kaplan, LTD, (1978-2006); “Of Counsel”: Laser Pokorny, Schwartz, Friedman & Economos, P.C., (2006-2008); Member: Chicago, Illinois, and American Bar Associations, Tau Epsilon Rho National Law Fraternity (Past National Chancellor.) Selected Reported and Unreported Cases: Lead Counsel Team (Plaintiffs), Wolens v. American Airlines, Inc., 115 S.Ct.817 (1995), filed 1987, resolved in favor of the Plaintiff Class 2001; LaSalle Nat’l Bank v. Service Merchandise Co., 827 F.2d 74 (7th Cir. 1987); Miller and Co. v. Carter Indus., Inc., 703 F.2d 570 (7th Cir. 1983); Lead Plaintiff’s Counsel in Illinois class action, Zabka v. United Airlines, and Lead Plaintiff’s Counsel Team in Illinois class actions against Delta Airlines, Inc. and Northwest Airlines, Inc., all class actions resolved in favor of the Plaintiff Class. Of Note: AV Rating in Martindale-Hubbell’s national listing of Lawyers, and profiled in Chicago Magazine 2004, 2005 and 2006, SuperLawyers (top 5 % of Lawyers in Illinois.) Concentration: Business and Transactional Law and Consultation; Complex Commercial, Civil and Class Action Litigation and Strategies; Secured Transactions and Banking, Information Technology, and Employer/Employee Relations.
Contact: smarks@pokornymarks.com

Jonathan Rosen JONATHAN D. ROSEN, Esq., Senior Associate: Born Cleveland, Ohio, September 28, 1973. Admitted to the following Bars: 2000, Ohio; District of Columbia, 2001; Illinois 2006; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2004; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2007; 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2007; U.S. Supreme Court, 2007. Education: The Ohio State University (B.A. magna cum laude, 1996); Case Western Reserve University (J.D. 2000). Member: Chicago, Illinois and American Bar Associations. Concentration: Complex Commercial, Civil and Class Action Litigation and Strategies, Business and Real Estate and Condominium Law, Banking Law, Class Actions, Information Technology, and Collection Law.
Contact: jrosen@pokornymarks.com

Marissa Saltzman MARISSA B. SALTZMAN, Esq., Associate: Born Chicago, Illinois, June 27, 1982. Admitted to the following Bars: 2007, Illinois; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2008. Education: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (B.A. Psychology, 2004); The John Marshall Law School (J.D. 2007). Member: Chicago and Illinois Bar Associations. Concentration: Real Estate Law, Employment Law, Secured Transactions and Banking, Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy.
Contact: msaltzman@pokornymarks.com

Brian Gurber BRIAN F. GURBER, Esq., Associate: Born Chicago, Illinois, January 16, 1980. Admitted to the following Bars: 2006, Illinois; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2009. Education: Indiana University (B.A. 2003); DePaul College of Law (J.D. 2006). Past Positions: Assistant State’s Attorney, Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, (2006-2007). Member: Chicago, Illinois and American Bar Associations. Concentration: General Business Law, Business Litigation, Information Technology and Criminal Law.
Contact: bgurber@pokornymarks.com