Kristine Pihl Youman

General Corporate & Business Transactions
Estate Planning & Administration
Real Estate
Mergers & Acquisitions


Youman Kristine Pihl

Kristine Youman is a member of the firm and practices in the Corporate & Business Law Group. Kristi has significant experience in business mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. She also provides clients legal advice regarding business organization, governance, restructuring and day-to-day legal concerns. Kristi works with clients in the manufacturing, health care, real estate, retail and technology industries. 

Kristi advises individuals in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and real estate. Kristi also provides advice and guidance on succession planning and shareholder agreements for business owners.

Kristi studied at the University of Illinois earning her Law degree and Masters of Business Administration, as well as an undergraduate degree in Economics.

University of Illinois JD/MBA 
(JD magna cum laude) 1997
University of Illinois BA 1993

State of Illinois 1997

Winnebago County Bar Association (Secretary 2002-2003; Treasurer, Young Lawyers Division 2003-2004)
Ogle County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Certified Mediator, 17th Judicial Circuit
Meridian Community Unit School District No.223 (School Board Member, Vice President)
Career Education Association of North Central Illinois (Industry Expert Panelist Participant)
Meridian Elementary PTO (Room Parent)
Second Congregational Church (Board Member)
Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
Women of Today’s Manufacturing
SwedishAmerican Hospital Women’s Advisory Board
Boys & Girls Club (Board of Directors)
Prairie State Legal Services (Legal Follies Steering and Marketing Committees)

“Leading Lawyer”, Illinois

Katten, Muchin & Zavis – Chicago, IL (1997-1999)
HolmstromKennedyPC (1999-Present)

“Minority Shareholders Must Only Prove Defendant’s Statutory Misconduct to Receive Forced Buyout of Shares,” 85 Ill. Bar. J. 190 (April 1997)

Speaking Engagements
“Nonprofit Mergers,” Rockford College Center for Nonprofit Excellence (April 20, 2010)