New Associates Join Masuda Funai

Chicago, IL- Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of two new associates, Peter Tsantilis and Frank J. Del Barto, to the Firm's Chicago office. Mr. Tsantilis joins the Firm as an associate in the Real Estate Practice Group.  Mr. Del Barto is an associate in the Business Group and the Employment & Labor Practice Group

Mr. Tsantilis concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and industrial real estate transactions, leasing, land use/zoning, property tax appeals, and real estate litigation. He is admitted to practice in Illinois.  In 2003, Mr. Tsantilis obtained his J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  In addition, he received his B.B.A. in Economics and Finance, and graduated valedictorian from Loyola University Chicago School of Business Administration in 2000.   Mr. Tsantilis is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.  He is also fluent in Greek.

Mr. Del Barto focuses his business practice on drafting and reviewing general corporate matters.  His employment and labor practice assists clients with employee relations and a variety of employee benefits plan issues. Mr. Del Barto is admitted to practice in Illinois.  He obtained his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2007.  During his J.D. studies, Mr. Del Barto simultaneously completed an LL.M, with honors, in Employee Benefits Law.  In addition, Mr. Del Barto is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and the International Foundation of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists. 

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Del Barto spent fourteen years in the insurance industry.   His work focused on the design, funding, and implementation of employee benefits plans.  Before entering the insurance industry, Mr. Del Barto served as an officer in the U.S. Army.  He was an Airborne Ranger. Also, he is a 1987 graduate of The Virginia Military Institute.



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