The Law Firm of SmithAmundsen LLC Promotes Sandra Franco to Partner

Sandra Franco promoted to partner in SmithAmundsen's financial services group.

Online PR News – 14-January-2012 – – The law firm of SmithAmundsen LLC announces the promotion of Sandra Franco, 33, to partner effective immediately. Sandra’s promotion continues the growth of the firm’s financial services practice.

Sandra Franco is a commercial litigation, banking law, and real estate attorney in SmithAmundsen’s Chicago office. She is a member of the firm’s Commercial & Banking Litigation, Finance & Corporate Lending, and Banking Operations Practice Groups. Sandra represents financial institutions in mortgage foreclosures, bankruptcy, and negotiating and drafting contracts including promissory notes, mortgages, security agreements, and workout agreements. She also represents business entities and individuals in real estate transactions, forming corporations, limited liability companies and other legal entities.

Outside the firm, Sandra is a volunteer with Minority Legal Education Resources, Inc. where she tutors and prepares prospective attorneys for the Illinois Bar Exam. Sandra is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

About SmithAmundsen LLC: SmithAmundsen LLC is a rapidly expanding law firm comprised of 130 attorneys practicing from offices in Chicago, St. Charles, Rockford and Woodstock, Ill; Milwaukee, WI; and St. Louis, MO. The firm represents business entities and individuals engaged in most all commercial endeavors. Major practice concentrations include commercial litigation, labor and employment, banking and financial services, construction, insurance services, commercial transportation, health care and medical devices, products liability/manufacturing and corporate transaction, and enterprise services. Visit SmithAmundsen's web site at