Justine has distinguished herself as a tenacious attorney who is not afraid to take on the most sophisticated and complex issues. With extensive litigation and transactional experience, she is committed to finding solutions that best meet her clients’ goals.
Much of Justine’s current legal work focuses on real estate and finance, including the representation of borrowers, lenders, developers and tenants in a wide variety of business and commercial issues. Justine is skilled in finance work-out and distressed asset deals and works closely with the firm’s Finance team to manage the sometimes dual track of work-out and litigation. Justine also serves as outsourced in-house counsel to a public company, managing its litigation matters. Additionally, she frequently works on behalf of individuals, middle-market and small businesses in such matters as contract and shareholder disputes.
Outside of her client work, Justine has served as an adjunct professor teaching appellate practice at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and is an avid rock climber.
“I enjoy rock climbing. It requires grit, determination, on the spot problem solving, accurate appraisal of risk and confidence―the same tasks and strengths required for successful legal results.” – Justine Lara Konicki
“Justine, it’s difficult to fully express the magnitude of your help to our group. You were able, like few lawyers I know, to explain the complexities of the legal situation to the diverse background group in layman’s terms, while also expressing the genuine nature of the situation – all the while keeping everyone ‘focused on the prize.’ In the end, I could not have imagined a better outcome. I seriously can NOT imagine getting to where we did without you!”
– Randy Podolsky, President of Riverwoods Development Partners