MST Law Invited to Speak on Islamic Estate Planning by University Islamic Financial (UIF)

MST Law co-founders Amro Shamaileh and Furqan Mohammed spoke at a national webinar sponsored by University Islamic Financial (UIF) on April 25, 2020, as part of UIF’s “Weekly Webinar” initiative.  Among other things, the IW executives spoke about the requirements of an Islamic Will, the benefits of secular estate planning, and the benefits of creating a trust to manage assets. The webinar drew over 600 registrants from across the country.

“Weekly Webinars” is an initiative sponsored and hosted by UIF to engage and educate Muslim Americans on topics that may be of interest to them.

MST Law Co-Founder Furqan Mohammed Recognized as a Rising Star for Fifth Consecutive Year by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine

Mohammed, Shamaileh & Tabahi, LLC Founder, Furqan Mohammed, was selected as a “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine for the fifth consecutive year (2016-2020). Super Lawyers is the preeminent attorney rating service in the country and recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers from any state. A digital release of the 2019 edition can be found here.

Candidates for Super Lawyers are identified through peer recognition ballots, as well as by an independent research staff. Nominees are graded on a point scale that considers 12 indicators of professional achievement, including experience, representative clients, verdicts and settlements, scholarly lectures and writing, honors and awards, and pro bono and community service.

MST Law’s Amro Shamaileh and Furqan Mohammed Speak at Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis (IFGSTL) Mosque on Islamic Estate Planning.

MST Law Founders Amro Shamaileh and Furqan Mohammed were
requested to speak on a panel on Islamic Estate Planning by the Islamic Foundation of
Greater St. Louis (IFGSTL). Among other topics, the speakers discussed the importance
and requirements of an estate plan from an Islamic and secular perspective. More
information about the event can be found on the IFGSTL website:
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Furqan Mohammed Speaks at WE Women’s Expo

MST Founder Furqan Mohammed was introduced as a distinguished guest at the WE Women’s Expo held at the Waterford Banquet in Elmhurst, Illinois. The Expo was a highly anticipated a networking event for minority-owned businesses. Over 75 booths and stalls were on display at the Expo, and featured traditional Indian dancing and several keynote speakers.

Furqan Mohammed Invited to Speak at CLE Panel Hosted by South Asian Bar Association (SABA) on the Fight to Save Chicago’s Taxi Industry

MST Principal Attorney Furqan Mohammed spoke at a CLE panel titled the “Fight to Save Chicago’s Taxi Industry.” Furqan, along with co-panelist Attorney Lynn Preshad, spoke about the decimation of the taxi industry in Chicago after the rise of Transportation Network Providers (TNPs) like Uber and Lyft, the disproportionate effect this has had on South Asian communities, and what Furqan and Lynn are doing to defend these taxi drivers.

Chicago Tribune Cites MST Founder Furqan Mohammed in News Article about Decimation of Taxi Industry

Chicago Tribune interviews and cites attorney Furqan Mohammed in news article titled “With Nearly Half of Chicago Cabs in Foreclosure or Idled, Cabbies’ Hopes Riding on New York-Style Ride-Share Limits.”  A link to the article can be found here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-chicago-taxis-ride-share-limits-20180823-story.html.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Alumni Spotlight Newsletter Features Alumnus Furqan Mohammed for the Legal Assistance He is Providing to Struggling Taxi Medallion Owners in Chicago

Furqan Mohammed was featured by his alma mater law school for the work he has been doing to help hard-hit taxi medallion owners and operators in Chicago.  Ever since transportation network providers like Uber and Lyft were permitted to operate in the city under a more laxed set of regulations, the taxi medallion (a city-issued license to pick up passengers) plummeted in value from $370,000 to $35,000.  Furqan Mohammed has been recognized as a leading authority on taxi medallion debt renegotiations and settlements in Chicago.  The full article can be found here: https://www.luc.edu/law/stories/archive/steppingup.shtml.