Golan Christie Taglia Elevates Katherine M. Oswald and Nichole M. F. Siedlarczyk to Partnership

January 25, 2022

Golan Christie Taglia announces Katherine M. Oswald and Nichole M. F. Siedlarczyk have been elevated to Partners within the firm. Katherine and Nichole’s promotions follow their outstanding work on behalf of clients over their several years of service at the firm.

“GCT has provided unique opportunities for women to gain ground in the legal profession by embracing their uniqueness in background, experience and viewpoints for a greater wellspring of talent – this guiding belief has led us to become a successful firm and a professional workplace where leaders like Katherine and Nichole thrive,” said Litigation Practice Group Chair, Peggy Gisch, who also sits on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Katherine concentrates her practice on estate planning and taxation, representing clients in complex issues pertaining to individual asset planning and settlement of estate taxes. She also assists organizations in all facets of business succession planning, asset protection, estate and trust administration and litigation and guardianship processes, among other matters.

As a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Council, Katherine promotes the development and improvement of estate planning legislation, continuously strengthening her practice to best serve her clients.

Katherine earned her J.D. in 2014 from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law after completing her B.S. in Business Administration from University of Missouri in 2011.

Nichole serves clients in the areas of corporate law, intellectual property and commercial real estate law, focusing on matters related to corporate governance, outside counsel work and mergers and acquisitions.

She aids general counsels, closely held businesses and entrepreneurs in day-to-day contract review and negotiations, equity and debt financings, structuring new business ventures and reorganizations, equity incentive plans for employees and contractors, lease review, real estate purchases and sales.

After earning her B.B.A. with a concentration in marketing from Saint Mary’s College, Nichole completed her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2015.

“Watching Katherine and Nichole grow their practices and establish themselves as go-to advisors for their clients over the years has been exciting and rewarding to see firsthand," said Managing Partner Tony Taglia.

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.