GCT Welcomes Margherita M. Albarello, Jennifer R. Hardenbergh and Morgan C. York to the Firm

November 11, 2021

Golan Christie Taglia is pleased to share that the team has expanded with the additions of three new attorneys. Margherita M. Albarello joins the firm as a partner and Jennifer R. Hardenbergh and Morgan C. York join as associates.

Margherita concentrates her practice in employment law with extensive experience advising clients in issues regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act and Illinois wage and hour violations, Equal Pay Act violations and misclassifications, trade secret litigation, non-compete/non-solicitation restrictive covenant agreements and litigation.

In her practice, Margherita has represented clients in both state and federal courts and administrative institutions. With the ability to serve as an independent investigator, she has also advised employers on workplace best practices regarding policies, employee handbooks and management training among others.

After receiving her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1979, Margherita earned her J.D. with high honors from IIT Chicago-Kent School of Law in 1984.

Jennifer focuses her practice on corporate and real estate law, drawing upon her previous experience in both the legal and financial industries. She uses this knowledge to advise clients on their most pressing issues concerning business formation, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters.

She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Prior to joining GCT, Jennifer worked as a Tax Accountant at BDO USA, LLP and a Senior Accountant for Hyatt Hotels Corporation, where she furthered her knowledge of tax regulations and financial reporting.

Jennifer earned her J.D. in 2021 from DePaul University College of Law following the completion of her CPA certification in 2017, M.S. in Accounting from UIUC in 2014 and B.S. in Accounting from UIUC in 2013.

Morgan centers her practice on litigation matters, corporate law, trusts and estates and tax, using the skills developed in law school to best represent her clients.

While in law school, Morgan served as a domestic relations mediator at the Taliaferro Family and Children Mediation Clinic where she assisted families in reaching agreements best suited for the children involved.

She graduated with her J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2021. At law school, Morgan was the Executive Production Editor of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. She earned her B.A. in Political Science and Sociology, magna cum laude, in 2018 from Saint Mary’s College.

For more than 25 years, Golan Christie Taglia has remained committed to delivering successful results while providing clients with the highest level of quality and personal service. With a wide variety of clients including entrepreneurial businesses, high net worth individuals and non-profit organizations, Golan Christie Taglia provides leading counsel in a broad array of practice areas from both our Chicago and Springfield offices.

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