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Elysa J. Chew Associate
  • D 312.224.1028
  • F 312.224.1029
echew@hmblaw.com
Elysa J. Chew
“I focus on outcomes. What outcome does the client want and what steps can we take to achieve it? I believe this to be the foundation for a successful legal relationship and I strive to be a partner to clients on their journey to reaching their goals.”

Elysa is a member of HMB’s Litigation Group and focuses her practice on commercial litigation, bankruptcy and representing businesses in the cannabis industry.

Elysa’s commercial litigation experience includes matters ranging from accounting malpractice to non-compete/non-solicit clauses. She also has diverse bankruptcy experience, working with clients on bankruptcy appeal and cross-border insolvency issues. Elysa has also worked on matters representing both creditors’ committees and trustees, including representing the Liquidating Trustee of a commercial hemp processor.

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Working with privately held companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry, Elysa was heavily involved in organizing these business’s applications for cannabis licensure in Illinois. She created systems to track and organize applications to ensure that each client’s application for licensure was compliant with Illinois requirements.

At the intersection of bankruptcy and cannabis is the tension between federal cannabis law and state laws that have legalized cannabis. Elysa has extensively researched this issue and is prepared to advise clients in the cannabis industry on their exposure if they become involved in litigation. She also represented

A Personalized Approach

Clients rely on Elysa for practical advice and an honest and clear assessment of their legal issues. Elysa’s approach is personal to each client. She focuses on their desired outcome and offers a fresh perspective on achieving their goals.

Education

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., cum laude

DePaul University, Master of Arts with Distinction (Focus on Elizabethan Literature)

Emporia State University, Bachelor’s of Education in Secondary English Education

Admissions

Illinois

Northern District of Illinois

Pro Bono

Illinois State Appellate Defender

News

  • HMB Welcomes Loan K. Tran and Elysa J. ChewNovember 2, 2020

    11/2/20 Chicago, IL HMB Legal Counsel, a preeminent provider of legal services in business and finance, litigation, trusts and estates, real estate, state and local taxes and corporate reorganization, bankruptcy and creditor's rights, announced that Loan K. Tran joins the firm as an associate in the Business and Finance group and Elysa J. Chew joins the firm as an associate…

Publications

  • Corporate Bankruptcies in 2021 and BeyondApril 12, 2021

    CHAPTER 11 FILINGS IN 2020 AND BEYOND Unless your January 2020 payroll included Nostradamus, the forthcoming global pandemic and resulting mass quarantines were largely unforeseeable. Last year’s unpredictability did, however, lead to the rather predictable material increase in Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings. Epiq Companies recently reported to the American Bankruptcy Institute that commercial Chapter 11 filings increased 29% in 2020.…

Education
  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • DePaul University, Master of Arts with Distinction (Focus on Elizabethan Literature)
  • Emporia State University, Bachelor’s of Education in Secondary English Education
Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Northern District of Illinois
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Chicago IL 60661

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