Utreras Law Offices - 312-263-5580

Our Attorneys

Katie M. Clancy, Of Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Corporate & Business Law

Katie M. Clancy is Of Counsel at the Chicago based law firm, Utreras Law Offices. Consulting is a large aspect of Katie's practice. She regularly guides business owners through compliance issues and counsels them on how to apply efficient operational aspects to business operations. She prepares and files corporate formation and reorganization documents and routinely advises business clients on corporate lease and contract negotiations. She also provides counsel on employment law matters including benefit compliance, 401(k) plan compliance, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, and termination issues. She develops and implements policies and procedures regarding employment, employee relations, employee benefit plan administration and contract administration.


Prior to entering private practice, Katie was an associate with the Chicago law firms of McDermott, Will & Emery, and Gardner, Carton & Douglas. Katie also completed two internships with The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, in its Human Resources Services Department.


Representative Experience

  • Experienced in incorporating and advising start-ups and small businesses on entity and business structure
  • Experienced in negotiating contracts and commercial leases
  • Experienced in business transactions, asset and stock sales, buy/sell agreements
  • Experienced in anticipating business legal needs based on downsizing or growth
  • Experienced in WBE/DBE/MBE application and certification
  • Experienced in organizational crisis management, restructuring and business process remodeling


  • Illinois, 1998

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court,
    Northern District of Illinois


  • Concentration in Employee Benefits Law, L.L.M. Program, John Marshall Law School, 1998
  • J.D., John Marshall Law School, 1998
  • B.A., St. Mary's College, 1995


  • Judicial Extern – Law Clerk
    United States District Court
    for the Northern District of Illinois,
    Honorable Ronald Guzman