Meet the Firm

Philip Fornaro


Philip M. Fornaro is the managing attorney at Fornaro Law. Adopting a “never give up” attitude, Philip has…

Mary Ann Bryk

Paralegal and Office Manager

With more than 13 years in the legal arena as a paralegal, Mary Ann Bryk supports clients and…

Mark Scarlato


Mark Antonio Scarlato is an attorney with Fornaro Law concentrating in litigation, foreclosure and municipal law. Mark has…

Tim Foley


Having conducted financial workouts with the IRS and the Illinois Department of Revenue, Tim is able to remove…

Charles Topping


Chuck represents individuals, small businesses, and public sector clients in business and real estate transactions, complex commercial, wills…

Vince Mancini


With 20 years of legal experience, Vince provides his clients with a diverse skill set for solving most legal problems.

Heather Cavanaugh


Heather Cavanaugh has translated her ability to organize and multi-task into the corporate and real estate arena…

Shanin Rodriguez

Legal Administrator

Shanin is the Legal Administrator for Fornaro Law. Shanin has worked in the legal field…

Rena Ranieri

Legal Administrator

Rena Ranieri is a legal assistant with the litigation team. Rena assists and supports the firm’s lawyers…

Odeta Paskevicius

Legal Assistant

Odeta is a legal assistant at Fornaro Law with 9 years of legal experience. She is knowledgeable with…

John Lara


John Lara handles a wide-range of legal matters including civil litigation, real estate, estate administration, and bankruptcy.

Allison Walsh


Allison Walsh concentrates on Real Estate Law and Corporate Law as an attorney at Fornaro Law.

John Heneghan


New addition John Heneghan comes to Fornaro Law with 12 years of corporate sales and marketing experience as a Market Development Specialist and Brand Manager.

Mark Lara


Mark Lara is a member of Fornaro Law’s Real Estate and Estate Planning teams. He brings a diverse background of experience and education that makes him particularly adept at managing complex transactions.

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Joanna Mertes


Joanna Mertes is a new addition to the corporate department at Fornaro Law. She supports clients and attorneys with assisting and maintaining corporate formalities.

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Habib Wardak


Habib Wardak is an associate attorney in Fornaro Law’s corporate law, business immigration, and international business practice groups. Habib represents corporate clients at all stages...