Shay Formanek Joins Stern Perkoski Mendez as Partner


We’re excited to announce that Shay Formanek, divorce and family law attorney, joined Stern Perkoski Mendez as partner this summer. Shay has more than a decade of experience ardently representing clients, and she’s known for her strategic approach inside and outside of the courtroom.

Shay’s knowledge and skills span a range of services; she’s gained a noteworthy reputation for successfully supporting clients facing complex financial and asset issues, domestic violence and cases involving relocation, spousal maintenance, allocation of parental responsibilities, and child support. When it comes to family needs, Shay always puts children and their well-being first.

Shay was drawn to family law at an early age after experiencing divorce firsthand. Her background inspires her empathetic approach and her deep understanding that every divorce is unique. She passionately advocates for those who struggle to find their voice during difficult times, providing them with strength, clarity and a path forward.

Shay finds client relationships extremely rewarding, and she believes a solid foundation stems from trust and flexibility. Shay also mentors young attorneys and helps them learn a multitude of subjects that impact divorce and family law.

We’re proud to have Shay on our team! To learn more, check out her full bio.

Shay is accepting new clients for divorce and family law cases. If you’d like to work with Shay, please request a free consultation online or call (847) 868-9584. She can meet you at our offices in Evanston, Chicago, Lake Forest or Oak Brook, or a location that’s convenient for you.

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For a free consultation, call Stern Perkoski Mendez at (847) 868-9584 or contact us.