With over 17 years of experience, Mona has worked on a number of various legal matters for corporate and individual clients including commercial real estate, corporate matters, civil litigation, and commercial financial matters.
In her capacity as a legal business counselor, Mona has advised individual and corporate owners of multi-unit dwellings, commercial strip malls, gas stations, mixed-use property, and small businesses in matters of dispositions, acquisitions, leasing, and financing.
She also assists clients on appropriate business formation, corporate formalities, shareholder disputes, and dissolution. She assists with drafting Shareholder Agreements, Bylaws, Operating Agreements, Resolutions, and other documents necessary for corporate governance.
Mona has represented individuals and entities as well as major creditors in a multitude of transactional and civil litigation matters.
In the Profession
Mona has an enthusiastic entrepreneurial spirit derived from her experience as a sole practitioner as well as in her role as a Managing Associate Attorney at a prominent Chicago Mid-size firm.
In the Community
Mona is very active in the community. She serves as an active volunteer for the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS), Community Activism Law Alliance (CALA), and Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights (ICIRR). Mona is also fluent in conversational Arabic and has occasionally served as an interpreter.
Get to Know Mona
Besides being with your family, what do you do when you are not busy being a lawyer?
I enjoy running and take full advantage of our beautiful lakefront path. I am also a self-proclaimed lifetime tourist who is fortunate to live in this great city with so much to offer so I try to explore the various cultures present in the city through food, museums, festivals, and theatre.
Is there a charitable cause you feel passionate about? If yes, what is the charity and why?
There are many charitable causes and organizations that I feel passionate about, one of them is Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) because their focus and attention is on youth development programs for Chicago kids living in underserved communities.
Action, Drama, Comedy, Foreign Film?
One of my favorite pastimes is watching movies which means for me, it would be all of the above. Everyone can use a little mind candy every now and again.
DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (2002)
University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A. Liberal Arts & Science, Major in Criminal Justice and Minor in Sociology (1996)
Admitted: Mona is admitted to practice in Illinois and Arizona. Including the Northern District of Illinois and District of Arizona.
Memberships: Illinois Women’s Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Arab American Bar Association, and Illinois Creditors Bar Association.