Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres Continues Rapid Growth in Chicago

June 17, 2022

Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres is pleased to announce Kyle Shires has joined the firm as a partner and a member of its corporate group. Kyle focuses his practice on complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and corporate finance transactions. He has led transactions in a wide variety of industries, including financial services and FinTech, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, technology and software and industrials. Kyle also advises public and private companies regarding corporate governance, SEC disclosure, fiduciary duties and other corporate matters.

Prior to joining CFDB, Kyle previously served as Vice President and Senior Counsel for Guaranteed Rate, Inc., a leading financial services company and one of the largest mortgage lenders in the United States. In that role, Kyle served as the company’s lead M&A lawyer and advised on transactional, financing, securities and corporate governance matters. Kyle was also previously an associate in the corporate groups of Sidley Austin and Jenner & Block, and completed a secondment with Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.

Kyle received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University Chicago and his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law.

The firm is also excited to announce the addition of Denise Williams as the new office administrator at Croke Fairchild Duarte and Beres. Denise brings over 16 years of experience in office management and administrative support. She most recently worked at a marketing and advertising company assisting with general office management.