Brian Matsko, Member

Brian Matsko works in the area of Estate Planning, Probate Law, Business Law, Commercial Real Estate and Residential Real Estate.  Brian’s finance, accounting and financial planning background aid him in working with estate planning and probate matters.  He has extensive personal entrepreneurial experience in the real estate development, mortgage banking, and financial planning areas as well as having practiced as an accountant for over 20 years.   This blend of practical business experience and legal experience makes him a competent, practical advocate for business and commercial clients.


Member: Hurley Stanners & Matsko, LLC (formerly Matsko Law Offices LLC) 2011 to Present

Chicago Accounting Professionals LLC, Member

Associate: John J. Pembroke & Associates LLC, Park Ridge, IL

Law School:

Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2011

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2012

U.S. Tax Court


University of Illinois at Urbana –Champaign (B.A Economics (1992 and M.S. Finance. 1993)


Joanne F. Hurley, Of Counsel

Joanne F. Hurley has been in private practice for 36 years.

Ms. Hurley's legal career began with a clerkship for the Honorable Calvin C. Campbell, Appellate Court Justice, 1st District Illinois. Since then she has provided legal and business consulting services on business, commercial real estate, employment, and arts and entertainment legal issues. Services are provided on both an outside general counsel basis as well as on a project basis. Projects span the world including North America, Canada, South America, England, Germany, Japan and Hong Kong. She has extensive U.S and foreign licensing experience, has worked with numerous franchisees and worked with contractors, architects and owners on construction documents. 

Ms. Hurley was  named an Illinois Super Lawyer in the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Super Lawyers Publication and also featured in Chicago magazine for each of these years. She was featured in an article on the Top Women Attorneys in Illinois, in the October 2013 issue of Chicago magazine.

Ms. Hurley has written numerous articles and most recently co-wrote and edited a Chapter on Illinois law for an Aspen Publications book for the international community. The Chapter discusses business, real estate, employment and intellectual property law in Illinois.

She served as Co-Chairman of the Entertainment and Arts Committee for the Chicago Bar Association. After the E-2 disaster, she organized the first non-lawyer Seminar sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association. The Seminar was for the Chicago Entertainment Community on Venue Safety and was attended by event production companies, including JAM and Joe Shanahan of Metro, and major entertainment and cultural venues, including the Chicago Museum of Modern Art and entertainers.

  • Member: Hurley Stanners, LLC, 2008-Present
  • Member: Kelly, Olson, Michod, DeHaan & Richter, L.L.C., 2005-2008
  • Hurley Stanners Limited, 1998-2005
  • Of Counsel: Flamm & Teibloom, 1995-1998
  • Partner: Schwartz & Freeman, 1990-1994
  • Partner: Robbins, Rubinstein, Salomon & Greenblatt, Ltd., 1984-1989
  • U.S Outside General Counsel: Armani Exchange, 2004-Present
  • U.S. Outside General Counsel: Tony Stone Images Group, 1988-1998
  • Co-Author: "Doing Business in North America/Illinois Chapter." Juris Publishing, 2010 (revised annually)
  • Author: "Confidentiality Plan Can Protect Corporate Assets," Chicago Industrial Bulletin, Vol. 13, No. 1, January/February 1994
  • Author: "The Treatment of Presumptions in Illinois: Adding Insult to Injury," The DePaul Law Review, Vol. 27, No. 3, 1978
  • Certified Arbitrator, Cook County Arbitration Program, 1999-2002
  • Hearing Officer, Chicago Park District Disciplinary Hearings, 1983-1984
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Calvin C. Campbell, Illinois Appellate Court (1st District)
  • DePaul University Law Review
Law School

DePaul University, J.D., 1978 Admitted

  • 1978, Illinois
  • 1982, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Michigan State University (B.A., 1972; B.S., 1975)


Chicago and American Bar Associations

David M. Barkan, Associate

David M. Barkan works with individuals and businesses on business, real estate and licensing issues. He has been extremely effective in handling federal wage, hour and overtime investigations to manage the employer's liability.  He has a B.S in Finance from the University of Illinois. His experience in business transactions include a 1.9 Million Dollar loan refinance and an asset sale of business.

  • Associate: Hurley Stanners, LLC, 2013-present
  • Co-Author: "Doing Business in North America/Illinois Chapter," Juris Publishing, 2014 (contributing editor)
Law School

Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2013


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. 2010)