Mona has worked with corporate and individual clients to advise, counsel, and assist them in areas of commercial litigation, commercial real estate, general corporate work, and residential real estate.
On the litigation side of her practice, Mona represents individuals and entities as well as major creditors in a multitude of litigation matters in the areas of complex commercial cases and employment law.
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, employee policies, and financing.
She works with clients to initially determine the appropriate business formation for their respective business needs and continues the relationship by helping business clients with corporate formalities, shareholder disputes, and dissolution. She drafts Shareholder Agreements, Bylaws, Operating Agreements, Resolutions, Employment Contracts, and other documents necessary for corporate governance.
Mona’s practice goes beyond working with businesses. She also represents buyers and sellers in all matters of dispositions and acquisitions.
In the Profession
Mona has an enthusiastic entrepreneurial spirit derived from her experience as a sole practitioner and in her prior role as a Managing Associate Attorney at a prominent Chicago firm.
In the Community
Mona is very active in the community. She serves as an active volunteer for various organizations based on trending needs which in the past has included 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, Wisconsin, and Arizona. Including the Northern District of Illinois and District of Arizona.
Memberships: Co-Chair of the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Arab American Bar Association, Recording Secretary of the Arab American Bar Association, Board Member of the Illinois Creditors Bar Association, past Co-Vice Chair of the Alliance for Women of Chicago Bar Association, past president of the Illinois Creditors Bar Association.