Women in Law 2022

COURTNEY MAYSTER PRINCIPAL Much Shelist C ourtney is a principal at Much, a full-service law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Newport Beach, California. She is a go-to resource for Much’s 150+ attorneys and staff members, taking on numerous leadership roles since she joined the firm in November 2009. Courtney currently serves as a member of Much’s Management Committee and as the firm’s Marketing Partner. Deep industry experience and a network of key relationships define Courtney’s legal practice. Buyers, sellers, investors, and lenders rely on her insight for real estate transactions involving commercial, industrial, and multifamily properties. With projects ranging from acquisitions and dispositions to financings and developments, Courtney is known for her ability to get a deal over the finish line. For many years, Courtney advised Cinespace Film Studios, the North Lawndale facility used to shoot shows like Chicago Fire, Fargo, and Empire, and home to CineCares, a program to provide underserved communities with job training in the entertainment industry. In November 2021, Courtney helped close the $1.3 billion sale of Cinespace Chicago and Cinespace Toronto. The landmark transaction was an extraordinary moment for a longtime client who trusted Courtney and the Much team during every phase of the business lifecycle. In June 2021, Courtney was elected to Much’s Management Committee. She is an integral part of efforts to continually elevate operations, retain and recruit top talent, and drive strategic growth. In every initiative she champions, Courtney embodies Much’s entrepreneurial spirit and prioritizes an inclusive, people-first culture that supports employees and clients alike. Courtney also guides the Much brand as the firm’s Marketing Partner. With a penchant for pushing the envelope, she coaches both new associates and seasoned partners on innovative approaches to business development and client service. Outside of the office, Courtney spends her time burning energy in a yoga sculpt class or exploring all that her hometown has to offer, often with her two pups Winston and Bisous. Family and friends – who affectionately call her “Zagat” – depend on her for the best restaurant recommendations and on-the-pulse knowledge of city happenings. Courtney’s love of Chicago is her trademark, and it shows up in the tremendous work she does in the office and beyond.




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