Areas of Practice
Brianna Golan services clients across industries and provides practical business advice to help them achieve their goals. Clients look to Brianna for her straightforward approach and dedication to understanding her their business.
Utilizing her diverse experiences to provide a full suite of legal services, Brianna regularly serves as outside general counsel to her clients. She concentrates her practice in the areas of:
- General business issues
- Full spectrum of commercial litigation
- Employment issues
- Workers’ compensation defense
- Property tax appeals
In addition, she has extensive experience in property tax assessment and bankruptcy and reorganizations.
As chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Brianna is dedicated to the firm’s commitment in diversity and inclusion advancements, not only within the firm but throughout the legal profession and our communities.
Brianna joined GCT in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, she counseled clients in the area of worker’s compensation defense at Maciorowski, Sackmann, and Ulrich LLP.
In her spare time, Brianna enjoys traveling and going to concerts. She lives in Roscoe Village with her husband Brian and son Joey.
The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, J.D., 2009
Lewis & Clark College, B.A. in English and Communications, 2004
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
HONORS & AWARDS
Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network
Junior League of Chicago
LATEST NEWS & INSIGHTS FROM Brianna L. Golan
October 20, 2021 EventsGCT EMPLOYMENT LAW GROUP WEBINAR: ILLINOIS NON-COMPETITION AND NON-SOLICITATION AGREEMENTS – WHAT EVERY EMPLOYER MUST KNOW
On August 13, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed into law amendments to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act, which impose significant restrictions on non-competition and non-solicitation employment agreements starting January 1, 2022.Read More
September 2, 2021 News
Chicago Lawyer has selected Brianna L. Golan to be listed as one of the 40 Under Forty attorneys in 2021.Read More
August 17, 2021 News
2020 was a difficult year. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the economy across all industries, especially real estate. As the lockdown extended well beyond initial expectations, commercial lending became virtually impossible to obtain given the instability of the market and lack of forecast ability. As a result, we saw a number of commercial real estate deals delayed indefinitely and eventually terminated. On the leasing side, we had tenants defaulting on their leases and asserting force majeure as a means of temporary rent relief. But, as 2020 dragged on and we learned to navigate the unprecedented time, we finally started to see a light at the end of the tunnel as we moved into 2021.Read More
June 16, 2021 News Employment Alerts
In June 2021, the Illinois House of Representatives and Illinois Senate unanimously voted to amend the Illinois Freedom to Work Act to impose significant restrictions on non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. Governor Pritzker is expected to sign the bill into law and, if so, this amendment will be effective January 1, 2022.Read More
June 2, 2021 Events
As employers continue to cope with the fallout from the pandemic, new considerations need to be made for employees as return-to-work plans and their manifold implications lie just around the corner.Read More
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