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Two attorneys join DKMO, firm expands its space


November 8, 2019


Pat McMahon               (847) 577-2227 or pmcmahon@dkmolaw.com


Two attorneys join Arlington Heights law firm Drost Kivlahan McMahon & O’Connor LLC, and the firm expands its space

November 8, 2019— Drost Kivlahan McMahon & O’Connor LLC (DKMO) is growing, both in numbers and square footage. The local firm recently welcomed two new attorneys, Benjamin S. Van Airsdale and Katherine M. Johnson.

Van Airsdale graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2016 and previously worked as in-house corporate counsel for Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Van Airsdale’s practice areas include corporate transactions, business law, secured lending and capital funding, and estate and business succession planning.

Johnson graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2019. She joined DKMO on a part-time basis this summer while preparing to take the Illinois Bar Exam. Johnson was admitted to the Illinois Bar Association earlier this month and now concentrates in corporate transactions.

“With Ben and Kate on board, we are able to expand our corporate law practice,” DKMO Managing Partner Pat McMahon said. “As we continue to grow, we’re focused on planning for the firm’s future, which includes fostering the careers of these two young attorneys.”

To accommodate this growth, the firm completed an expansion into the adjacent space at 15 S. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights. The new wing includes three offices, a conference room, and several work areas.

“This recent growth is a testament to our hard-working attorneys, staff members, and the community that has supported us for over 30 years,” McMahon said. “We look forward to serving this area and growing our practice for decades to come.”