I have a legal career in labor and employment law after years of that being my focus. I decide to broaden my focus to include business and corporate law. A little over a decade, I have represented clients in the sports, print media, digital media, financial services, real estate and entertainment industries.In addition to growing a new company and managing Douglas and Bennett Law firm, I speak on legal topics impacting startups and small businesses, I run a workshop for new entrepreneurs looking to start and grow businesses and I am a co-organizer of a legal tech community. I am a Chicago native born and raised and in my free time I enjoy traveling. I love dabbling in interior design projects, watching sports and reading.
Cassie Reed spent the early part of her career as an equity research analyst and enjoys being a member of the Investment Policy Committee. She has been with Ross & Ross Wealth Management Group for seven years. Cassie is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a MBA from DePaul University. She grew up in the financial services world with family members who were in the industry. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and friends and reading. Cassie and her dog Sammy live in Chicago
Monique earned her BFA in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production from The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago. She always knew she wanted to be a screenwriter before her path at The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago. While attending she was able to access other avenues into other fields like marketing. Monique has worked with many leading companies throughout her career, since joining Westbrook Marketing firm. She will always have a passion for film and she will find ways to work it into her busy schedule.
I was raised with the greatest appreciation for photography and movies here in Chicago. Photography is a tool that allows me to meet amazing people at photo shoots, weddings and explore beautiful things while really appreciating and feeling important about what I do. When I’m not doing that I love reading and I’m a big sports fan mostly Chicago. I look forward to getting married and having kids.