MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

William Ryan was quoted in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article regarding SR's favorable jury verdict for client, Semir Sirazi.

Scandaglia Ryan Attorneys Ranked Top 5% of all Lawyers in Illinois

Gregory Scandaglia mentioned in Courthouse News Service article "Rezko-Related Case Still Unraveling."

Two Scandaglia Ryan Attorneys Named 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers serves as a guide to top legal practitioners in the state through an annual peer-ranking review. Gregory J. Scandaglia is listed in the Business Litigation section, and William J. Ryan is in the Intellectual Property Litigation section. The full list of Illinois Super Lawyers appears in the February 2012 issue of Chicago magazine. - February 2012

Gregory J. Scandaglia and William J. Ryan Designated as Law & Politics' 2011 Illinois Super Lawyers. Mr. Scandaglia appears in the Business Litigation section, and Mr. Ryan is in the Intellectual Property Litigation section. – February 2011

Crain's Chicago Business' ChicagoRealEstateDaily.com reports on Scandaglia Ryan client Restaurateur Phil Stefani's lender-liability lawsuit with Harris Bank - November 10, 2010.

Gregory Scandaglia quoted in Crain's Chicago Business article on SR's efforts to prevent GMH from selling land in which our client has a security interest.

Gregory Scandaglia Recognized as Top Business Litigation Lawyer in Law & Politics' Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition. - March/April 2010

Gregory J. Scandaglia and William J. Ryan Identified Among Key Lawyers in the Areas of Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation, respectively, in Law & Politics' 2010 Illinois Super Lawyers.

William Ryan Recognized as Top Intellectual Property Lawyer in Law & Politics' Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition. – January/February 2010

Chicago Lawyer magazine featured SR Partner Gregory Scandaglia in its Q&A article

High Peer Rankings Secure Co-Founding Partners' Inclusion in
Illinois Super Lawyers® 2009 Magazine

Crain's Chicago Business' ChicagoRealEstateDaily.com
Featured SR's Favorable Jury Verdict for Client Ty Warner

Gregory Scandaglia quoted in Southtown Star article discussing client's
acquisition of restaurant operators' leasehold interest in the business.

Gregory Scandaglia quoted in Chicago Sun-Times article regarding
convicted felon Antoin Rezko's failure to repay monies owed to firm client.

Gregory Scandaglia quoted in Chicago Tribune article regarding client's
involuntary bankruptcy proceedings against Antoin Rezko.

Legal Assistant Today featured SR Paralegal Anita Michalec
in the article "The Small Firm Experience."

SR Founding Partner Gregory Scandaglia included on
2008 Illinois Super Lawyers list in Illinois Super Lawyers® & Rising StarsSM

Dialogue, The Magazine of DePaul University College of Law, recognizes
the Scandaglia Ryan Intellectual Property Legal Writing Award in its
featured story on CIPLIT.

Forbes.com, MarketWatch.com, Morningstar.com and several other news
media sources reported on SR Attorney James R. Ahler's appointment
as Indiana Superior Court Judge.

The Chicago Sun-Times featured SR Name Partner Gregory Scandaglia
in a real estate article regarding his condo purchase at 55 E. Monroe.

SR mentioned in Chicago Tribune regarding its representation of Walton Street Capital.

Scandaglia Ryan Attorneys Ranked Top 5% of all Lawyers in Illinois

Co-founding Partner Gregory Scandaglia has been listed in the Illinois Super Lawyers® magazines in the area of Business Litigation since 2005, and Co-founding Partner William Ryan is a top Illinois lawyer in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation. – January 2013

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Gregory Scandaglia mentioned in Courthouse News Service article "Rezko-Related Case Still Unraveling."

Gregory Scandaglia was mentioned in the article "Rezko-Related Case Still Unraveling," published in Courthouse News Service. The article discusses the lawsuit SR filed on behalf of Semir Sirazi and several of his companies against Antoin Rezko for, among other things, conspiring to sell a 62-acre parcel of land in the South Loop instead of paying debts owed to Mr. Sirazi. – February 1, 2012

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Gregory Scandaglia quoted in Crain's Chicago Business article on SR's efforts to prevent GMH from selling land in which our client has a security interest.

SR Founding Partner Gregory Scandaglia was quoted in the Crain's Chicago Business article "Lawsuit says billionaire Auchi owes investor for Rezko's stake in South Loop site" regarding SR's complaint against Nadhmi Auchis, chairman of General Mediterranean Holding SA, and others, seeking to prevent the sale of a 62-acre parcel in which our client has a security interest. – July 20, 2010.

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Chicago Lawyer magazine featured SR Partner Gregory Scandaglia in its Q&A article

Chicago Lawyer magazine interviewed SR Partner Gregory Scandaglia for its Q&A section. In the article, Mr. Scandaglia explains one of the reasons why he became a lawyer, "It gives you an opportunity to learn about a whole new business or whole new industry or whole new area." He also discussed the importance of establishing a positive reputation early on in your career stating, "You have to be mindful of your reputation, and you have to be mindful always of what you say – your word is your bond out there." – July 2009

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High Peer Rankings Secure Co-Founding Partners'
Inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers ® 2009 Magazine

Co-founding partners Gregory Scandaglia and William Ryan are among the top 5% of all lawyers in Illinois named in the Illinois Super Lawyers® 2009 magazine. Mr. Scandaglia and Mr. Ryan were vetted through Law & Politics' independent nomination and selection process, which ranks attorneys based on the highest levels of peer recognition and professional achievement. Mr. Scandaglia is included in the Business Litigation category and Mr. Ryan is included in the Intellectual Property Litigation category. As noted by the publisher of Super Lawyers ®, the objective with Super Lawyers "is to create a list that is useful to consumers of legal services. To that end, we include outstanding lawyers from small towns and small firms, as well as lawyers from big cities and the silk stockings firms." –February 2009

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Crain's Chicago Business' ChicagoRealEstateDaily.com
Featured SR's Favorable Jury Verdict for Client Ty Warner

ChicagoRealEstateDaily.com powered by Crain's Chicago Business featured the favorable jury verdict SR secured for client H. Ty Warner in the article "Beanie Babies' Warner prevails in trial." The article discusses the lawsuit Amakua Development LLC v. H. Ty Warner, et al., in which Amakua sought more than $30 million in damages in relation to the sale of the Las Ventanas Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico to Ty Warner Hotels and Resorts in September 2004. –October 31, 2008

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Gregory Scandaglia quoted in Southtown Star article discussing client's
acquisition of restaurant operators' leasehold interest in the business.

SR Founding Partner Gregory Scandaglia was quoted in the Southtown Star article "Canoe Club gets new owner." The article discusses Kennedy Funding's acquisition of the restaurant operators' leasehold interest in the Canoe Club at a foreclosure sale. The firm represented Kennedy Funding in obtaining a foreclosure judgment against the operators of the Orland Park establishment after they defaulted on their multimillion-dollar loan package from Kennedy Funding. –August 12, 2008

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Gregory Scandaglia quoted in Chicago Sun-Times article regarding convicted felon Antoin Rezko's failure to repay monies owed to firm client.

SR Founding Partner Gregory Scandaglia was quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times article "Rezko's money woes mount: Former associate says he is owed $18 million" regarding Antoin Rezko's failure to repay monies owed to firm client Semir Sirazi in relation to previous business deals. In May, the firm initiated involuntary bankruptcy proceedings against Rezko seeking an appointment of a bankruptcy trustee to sell off Rezko's remaining assets to recoup what is owed. –June 6, 2008

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Gregory Scandaglia quoted in Chicago Tribune article regarding client's
involuntary bankruptcy proceedings against Antoin Rezko.

SR Founding Partner Gregory Scandaglia was quoted in the Chicago Tribune article "Rezko's legal troubles continue: Businessman seeks to force bankruptcy" regarding the firm's initiation of involuntary bankruptcy proceedings against Antoin Rezko on behalf of client Semir Sirazi. –May 9, 2008

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Legal Assistant Today featured SR Paralegal Anita Michalec
in the article "The Small Firm Experience."

Anita Michalec, a paralegal at the firm, was featured in the article, "The Small Firm Experience," published by Legal Assistant Today. The article focused on Ms. Michalec's participation in the paralegal program at the Institute for Paralegal Studies, Loyola University and her internship at Scandaglia Ryan . –January/ February 2008

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SR Founding Partner Gregory Scandaglia included on
2008 Illinois Super Lawyers list in Illinois Super LawyerSReg; & Rising StarsSM

Gregory Scandaglia was ranked for inclusion on the 2008 Illinois Super Lawyers list in the area of Business Litigation. The list, which appears in Illinois Super Lawyers® & Rising StarsSM, represents the top 5% of all lawyers in the state. Law & Politics performs the polling, research and selection of Super Lawyers in a process designed to identify Illinois lawyers within 60 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The magazine is published as a special supplement in leading newspapers and magazines, including Chicago magazine. –February 2008

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Dialogue, The Magazine of DePaul University College of Law, recognizes
the Scandaglia Ryan Intellectual Property Legal Writing Award in its
featured story on CIPLIT.

Scandaglia Ryan 's relationship with the DePaul University College of Law, Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology was recognized in the story featuring CIPLIT® as it celebrates its 10th anniversary as a leading program in its field. Since 2002, SR has been honoring an outstanding student from CIPLIT's first-year IP legal program with the Scandaglia Ryan Intellectual Property Legal Writing Award. –Fall 2007

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Attorney James Ahler Leaves Private Practice at SR to Become Indiana Superior Court Judge

In November 2007, attorney James R. Ahler welcomed the opportunity to fulfill his dream of serving the public by accepting Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels' appointment to become the Jasper County Superior Court judge. Mr. Ahler left his private practice at Scandaglia Ryan , where he represented clients in complex litigation matters involving claims of investment fraud and breach of contract as well as real estate disputes, to succeed Judge J. Philip McGraw, who retired on October 26, 2007. SR Founding Partners Gregory J. Scandaglia and William J. Ryan are extremely proud of Mr. Ahler's appointment and are confident he is well-equipped to serve on the bench.

Mr. Ahler grew up in Rensselaer, Indiana, and has strong ties to the community. At a very early age, he developed a great admiration and profound respect for the local judges, including Judge McGraw, hoping to one day emulate them. Mr. Ahler is no stranger to the inner workings of judicial chambers. Throughout his legal career, he served as a judicial law clerk to two appellate court judges, The Honorable Michael S. Kanne and The Honorable William J. Bauer, both U.S. Circuit Court judges for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He also was a judicial extern to Magistrate Terry I. Adelman, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri and a summer law clerk to Judge Thomas G. Fisher, Indiana Tax Court.

According to Mr. Ahler, clerking for the various members of the judiciary were extremely valuable and intellectually challenging experiences. "These experiences have provided me with opportunities to work for some of the best legal minds in the Midwest," noted Mr. Ahler. "However, I was very pleased to find that practicing law at Scandaglia Ryan was no less rewarding than my judicial clerkship experiences. I can truly say that SR attorneys approach legal issues with equal amounts of critical thinking, thoroughness and professionalism." Mr. Ahler received a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1996 and a B.A. from Indiana University in 1992.

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The Chicago Sun-Times featured SR Name Partner Gregory Scandaglia
in a real estate article regarding his condo purchase at 55 E. Monroe.

Gregory Scandaglia was featured in the Chicago Sun-Times Real Estate article "Home and office in same building," regarding Greg's recent purchase of a condo at 55 E. Monroe, the same building where his law firm Scandaglia Ryan has been leasing office space since 2000. The building is converting the top 14 floors into condominiums. Although Greg and his family have a home in the Northern suburbs, maintaining a downtown residence will allow Greg to avoid the commute when working long hours. Additionally, Gregory's family will be able to take advantage of the condo on weekends and during the summer. –March 9, 2007

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SR mentioned in Chicago Tribune regarding its representation of Walton Street Capital.

Scandaglia Ryan was mentioned in the August 20, 2002 edition of the Chicago Tribune's Business Section in connection with the representation of Walton Street Capital, LLC by Gregory J. Scandaglia and Eric J. Muñoz in its successful effort to acquire Lincolnwood Place, a north suburban senior housing development that had been in foreclosure since 1994.

The developer of the six-story facility at 7000 North McCormick Boulevard in Lincolnwood had defaulted several years ago on a $40.1 million bond issue used to finance the property. The bonds, originally held by Chicago-based Continental Casualty Company, Putnam Investments, and Vanguard High-Yield Tax-Exempt Fund, were purchased by Senior Lifestyle WSC Lincolnwood Investors, LLC, a joint venture between Walton Street Capital and Senior Lifestyle Corporation. –August 20, 2002

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