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Myra Christine Mormile-Wolper

Financial markets and services Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Myra Mormile-Wolper

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 14 years
    Georgia - GA 19 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Myra

Learn Myra’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements
    20%
    Explaining the legal risks of signing a boilerplate agreement, reviewing and revising terms to better protect your business, and negotiating those terms on your behalf.

  2. Financial markets and services
    20%
    Representing broker-dealers and investment advisers in various matters, including discrete questions, creating client agreements and policies and procedures, handling regulatory inquiries and enforcements, and representation in arbitration.

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    20%
    Negotiating the settlement of commercial disputes and representing businesses and individuals in courts and arbitration in commercial litigation, business disputes, securities matters, employment, and intellectual property.

  4. Litigation
    20%
    Representing businesses and individuals in state and federal courts and arbitration in commercial litigation, business disputes, securities matters, employment, and intellectual property.

  5. Business
    15%
    Providing cost-effective representation to businesses, including outside general counsel services including in entity formation and governance, employment matters, marketing issues, cyber security, and intellectual property, among others.

  6. Expungement
    5%
    Advising and representing individuals on expungement and sealing of Illinois criminal records and expungements of matters disclosed on FINRA CRD.

Myra Mormile-Wolper is the founding member, owner, and managing attorney of M-W Business Law & Litigation. Myra has a keen focus on providing business-oriented legal solutions. In a legal world where attorneys err on the side of telling you that the law prohibits you from doing something without fully understanding the issue, Myra works to grasp what your business is trying to accomplish, so she can provide a solution that is both creative and cost-effective.

 

She strives to understand the ins and outs of her clients' businesses, and she realizes the import of the work that she does for her clients. She keeps her clients updated on the status of their legal matters, so there's never a question of how your project is coming along or what your next steps might be.

 

Myra's practice is based on a tenured history as a partner to various businesses, starting her career defending large brokerage firms in arbitration, then working tirelessly defending corporations and individuals in complex commercial litigation, and providing general counsel services to a wide variety of businesses. Myra also served as in-house general counsel for a multi-million dollar company. This foundation has provided Myra the orientation that she needs to be a crucial member of your business's team.

 

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Location

M-W Business Law & Litigation, LLC
332 S. Michigan Ave.
Ste 1032/M212
Chicago, IL, 60604

Reviews

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Posted by Kristen | June 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fanatstic Lawyer
She was essential with a case we ultimately won. She is thorough, hard working, smart, easy to work with and has a wonderful attitude. Would hire her in a heartbeat again if needed.
Posted by Vance | March 13, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Great to Work With!
I had the pleasure of working with Myra on IP-related matters on a few past engagements and he professionalism and intelligence is immediately obvious. She has the ability to communicate difficult subject matter in an understandable fashion and to do so strategically. Myra is thoughtful about how she advises her clients to move forward so that her suggestions are always driving value. I would want Myra on my side, particularly with respect to financial service transactional work.
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
EVP
Myra represented our firm in a regulatory matter. She is a fast learner and has deep understanding of brokerage operations, particularly the details of execution and clearing. Myra’s demeanor works well with regulators in the current environment.
Posted by Adam | March 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great business partner
I first hired Myra when a business partner abruptly withdrew from the business leaving a complex liability. Although the value of the debt was not huge, Myra was sophisticated in her approach to determine the former partner was personally liable and obtain restitution. Myra pursued negotiation until it was clear a bigger hammer was needed. Then Myra handled the litigation up to the point where the other party agreed to settle with a favorable outcome. The obligation was paid in full. Throughout, Myra was an excellent partner in strategizing and implementing a practical plan, appropriate to the size of the liability. I've since relied on Myra for other matters as well.
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Posted by Peter | March 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
President &COO
Myra is a well rounded attorney with great interpersonal skills. Her expertise in brokerage business is truly astounding. Myra can adopt to a very dynamic environment of a start up and be very sophisticated counterpart for a mature, established company. She is goals oriented and results driven person with incredible work ethics.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • M-W Business Law & Litigation, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • SVP, Associate General Counsel
  • E*TRADE Financial Corporation
  • 2016 - 2017
  • General Counsel
  • Aperture Group, LLC, owner of OptionsHouse and optionMONSTER
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Special Counsel
  • Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP Attorneys At Law
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Intern
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Summer Associate
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP Attorneys At Law
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Research Assistant - Professor Richard Freer
  • Emory University School of Law
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Research Assistant - Tax
  • Emory University School of Law
  • 2002 - 2002
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Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, with honors
  • 2004
  • The University of Georgia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001
  • The University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Arbitrator
  • N/A
  • Sole Practitioners Bar Assocation of Illinois
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Latino Professionals for America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • Member
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Illinois "Rising Stars"
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Order of the Coif
  • Emory University School of Law
  • 2004
  • Securities Award
  • Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
  • N/A
  • Edward Branan Scholar
  • Emory University School of Law
  • N/A
  • Best Oralist
  • Saul Lefkowitz IP Southeast Regional Competition
  • N/A
  • Top 10% Moot Court Competition
  • Emory University School of Law
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • Determining social media ethics using dated rules can be difficult
  • 2013
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • Social Media Ownership Claims Surface
  • 2013
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • How to Choose the Right Local Counsel In Another Jurisdiction
  • 2013
  • Kelley Drye Client Advisory
  • FINRA Hearing Panel Upholds Class-Action Waiver In View of FAA and Supreme Court Precedent But Not Consolidation Waiver
  • 2013
  • Law360
  • A Road Map Through the Land of Statutory Disqualification
  • 2012
  • Kelley Drye Advisory
  • FINRA Members, Get Those Offering Documents Ready for Filing
  • 2012
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • Courts consider use of predictive coding in discovery process
  • 2012
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • Organization Provides the Key to Success
  • 2012
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • Key Principles Guide Privilege-Protection
  • 2012
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • How to Shine as a Second Chair
  • 2011
  • Sutherland Advisory
  • IM Regulatory Review - Monthly Publication
  • 2010
  • Kelley Drye Advisory
  • Enhanced Dispute Process for BrokerCheck Codified
  • 2010
  • Kelley Drye Advisory
  • Revised Form ADV, Part 2: A New Plain English Requirement and Additional Disclosures
  • 2010
  • SecuritiesLaw360
  • Plain English Please - Adviser Brochure Rules
  • 2010
  • Sutherland Advisory
  • IM Regulatory Review - Monthly Publication
  • 2009
  • Sutherland Advisory
  • IM Regulatory Review - Monthly Publication
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2nd Annual Women Business Owners Symposium
  • Hot Topics
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Limited liability company (LLC) Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Myra is a great lawyer. She has a great "bedside" manner with clients while being a relentless advocate for them. Myra comes up with practical solutions to a hosts of problems."
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Chicago Financial markets and services Lawyer Myra Christine Mormile-Wolper
Myra Christine Mormile-Wolper
Financial markets and services Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 19 years
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