Mary Anne Gerstner is a co-founder of Law Offices Gerstner & Gerstner established in Chicago in 1992 with Retired Partner, John W. Gerstner, her husband. Mary Anne’s experience includes civil litigation, personal injury, real estate, business transactions, employment matters, and wills and trusts. Mary Anne is also a trained Mediator.
Mary Anne represents clients in State and Federal Courts in civil litigation, including personal injury and business and employment litigation, before administrative agencies, including the Illinois Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and in mediations and arbitrations, including American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration, American Arbitration Association Employment Arbitration, Uninsured Motorist Arbitration, and more. Mary Anne has represented employers and employees in connection with covenants not to compete, confidentiality agreements, trade secrets, and employment discrimination. Mary Anne’s corporate and real estate experience includes business law, contracts, and real estate transactions. In the estate planning area, Mary Anne prepares wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.
Creighton University, Bachelor of Arts
Creighton University School of Law, Juris Doctor
Creighton University Law Review, Member and Staff Editor
New York University School of Law, Master of Laws
State of Illinois
State of Nebraska (Inactive)
State of Iowa (Inactive)
United States District Court Northern District Of Illinois, including Trial Bar
United States District Court Southern District Of Iowa (Inactive)
United States Court of Appeals For The Seventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals For The Fifth Circuit
In-House Counsel, United Benefit Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Mutual of Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska
Edward T. Joyce, Ltd., Associate, Chicago, Illinois
Fagel & Haber, Associate, (now Thompson Coburn LLP by merger), Chicago, Illinois
Wilson & McIlvaine, Partner, (now Quarles & Brady LLP by merger), Chicago, Illinois
Law Offices Gerstner & Gerstner, Principal, Elmhurst, Illinois
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Practice Section Council, 2012 to present, Chair, 2017-2018
Illinois State Bar Association Senior Lawyers Section Council, 2021-2022
The Lawyers Club of Chicago
Past President, The Abraham Lincoln Marovitz American Inn of Court
Navigating The Foreclosure Maze-Bankruptcy Considerations Overview, February 3, 2012, Illinois State Bar Association, ISBA LAW ED, CLE For Illinois Lawyers
Program Coordinator/Moderator: Professional Responsibility and Ethics – Spring 2017, March 29, 2017, Illinois State Bar Association, ISBA LAW ED, CLE For Illinois Lawyers
- In re Estate of Agin [PDF]. The Illinois State Bar Association Trusts & Estates Newsletter, 2016 November.
Appellate Court affirms exclusion of subchapter S corporation retained earnings from majority shareholder’s child support calculation and describes relevant factors. [PDF] The Illinois State Bar Association General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Newsletter, 2015 September.
Appellate Court upholds ruling that Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act does not apply to unpaid future wages under terminated employment contract. [PDF] The Illinois State Bar Association General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Newsletter, 2014 April.
Practice alert: Consideration For Covenants Not To Compete Under Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services. [PDF] The Illinois State Bar Association General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Newsletter, 2013 Oct.
Reasonable Accommodations Overview Under Title I of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, As Amended [PDF]
The Illinois State Bar Association General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Newsletter, 2013 April.
- New Citation Lien Procedure Provides Enforcement Help For Judgment Creditors [PDF]. The Illinois State Bar Association Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy Newsletter, 2011 Nov.