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O’Connor Becomes Partner in Local Law Firm


August 1, 2006


Thomas W. Kivlahan    (847) 577-2227 or tkivlahan@dkmlaw.com

John E. O’Connor         (847) 577-2227 or joconnor@dkmlaw.com



Drost, Kivlahan & McMahon, Ltd. and John E. O’Connor III announced that O’Connor became a partner in the Arlington Heights firm effective August 1, 2006.  The firm will now practice as Drost, Kivlahan, McMahon & O’Connor, LLC.

O’Connor concentrates on advising corporations, limited liability companies, financial institutions and other entities in business transactions, banking and finance, commercial real estate and intellectual property.  He also assists individuals and families in estate planning.

Founding partner George Drost stated, “John’s practice areas, in particular his knowledge and experience in business transactions and real estate, compliments our skill set and enhances our overall capabilities.

The seven attorney general practice law firm was founded in 1987 and is located at 11 South Dunton Avenue in downtown Arlington Heights.  The firm was named the 2001-2002 Business of the Year by the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce.

“Like all of our attorneys, John has deep roots in Arlington Heights and is involved in a variety of charitable and civic organizations,” said Thomas Kivlahan, an Arlington Heights native who joined the firm in 1990.”

O’Connor is a board member and corporate Secretary of Journeys from Pads to Hope and the Downtown Business Association.

“John is a valuable member of our team who will continue to help our firm grow and improve,” according to Patrick McMahon, who joined the firm in 1996.

O’Connor is a 1985 graduate of Rolling Meadows High School.  He received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Marquette University in 1989 and received his juris doctorate degree, cum laude, from Valparaiso University in 1993.  O’Connor resides in Arlington Heights with his wife, Sara, and their three children.

Drost, Kivlahan, McMahon & O’Connor, LLC practices in the areas of business law, estate planning, probate and real estate.  The firm represents over 300 companies and thousands of families throughout the Chicagoland area.

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