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55 E. Monroe St.
37th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
312 346 7500 main
312 580 2201 fax

Thompson Coburn has represented 45 of Chicago’s 100 largest public companies and nearly 30 of its 100 largest privately held companies in an assortment of corporate and litigation legal matters.

Home to more than 65 attorneys, Thompson Coburn’s Chicago office includes attorneys practicing in the business-critical practice groups of litigation, real estate (including tax and land use), corporate, intellectual property, cybersecurity, employee benefits, labor and employment, finance, bankruptcy, private client, environmental, health care, lobbying/policy, public finance and tax.

As former in-house counsel, prosecutors and government regulators, the firm’s Chicago attorneys are equipped to deliver exceptional legal counsel to publicly and closely held corporations, limited liability partnerships, joint ventures, financial institutions and sole and family proprietorships across nearly every major industry and business sector.

In the 2016 U.S. News “Best Law Firms” annual survey, Thompson Coburn was recognized for having top practices in Chicago for government relations, environmental, labor, land use/zoning, bankruptcy litigation, trusts/estates, corporate, employee benefits, and employment law. In addition, our litigation practice is ranked in “Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016,” as are attorneys from our corporate/M&A, environmental and employee benefits practices.

Since Thompson Coburn entered the Chicago market in 2007, the Chicago office has remained in high-growth mode. In the last few years, more than 15 partners have joined our office, including many from the city’s largest law firms looking for a more value-driven and client-friendly platform.

Publications

Can a futures brokerage firm pay trailing commissions to an inactive AP or his estate?

New Illinois law prohibits non-competition agreements with low-wage employees

Waivers of implied warranty strengthened for condo, home builders in Illinois

Voluntary disclosure opportunity for cloud computing services in Chicago

Third Arthur Sternberg article appears in Illinois bar publication

James Oakley publishes chapter in Illinois civil procedure handbook

Second Arthur Sternberg article appears in Illinois bar publication

Blog Posts

Chicago cybersecurity event to address U.S.-EU data regulation

Illinois strengthens, expands scope of personal information protections

Thompson Coburn real estate team to speak at Chicago cannabis seminar

Hospital property tax exemption under attack in Illinois

Cybersecurity is once again a hot topic as Illinois undergoes PIPA update

Illinois joins growing list of states to adopt anti-markup legislation; statute impacts all payors

Concealed carry triggers physician office questions on gun-toting patients

The cannabis industry: how big will it get?

Illinois defines metrics for medical cannabis applicants

Court strikes down Illinois eavesdropping act, opens debate on privacy in the digital age

News

126 Thompson Coburn attorneys included in 2017 Best Lawyers® list

Melissa Ventrone to present at data breach summit

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti joins Thompson Coburn

Matt Hafter joins corporate practice in Chicago

25 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2016 Chambers USA

Tom Boyle joins Real Estate Tax Assessment group as partner

Associates, patent agent join Thompson Coburn in Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis

Cybersecurity team joins Thompson Coburn

Silencing product liability claims against a siren manufacturer

Racing to support legal services in Chicago

Thompson Coburn co-sponsors 2015 NAWBO THRIVE Conference

125 Thompson Coburn attorneys included in 2016 Best Lawyers® list

Justin Newman joins Thompson Coburn's real estate practice in Chicago

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2015

Katriina S. McGuire joins Thompson Coburn's real estate practice in Chicago

Georgia Demeros named a ‘Five Star Professional’ for estate planning

Leading Lawyers names Mark Weisberg a Top 10 employee benefits attorney in Illinois

Thompson Coburn welcomes new associates

Trial judgment ends longtime business battle involving $100 million Lake Geneva luxury waterfront housing development

Kevin Young joins Thompson Coburn's corporate practice in Chicago

NAWBO Chicago honors Rhonda Thomas as 'Woman of Achievement'

Thompson Coburn adds associates across four offices

Gary Plotnick joins local ADL board of directors

TC attorneys appear on 2014 Super Lawyers list for Illinois, Southern California

Rob Lang joins local Ronald McDonald House Charities board

Todd Rowden, Thompson Coburn profiled in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Two employee benefits partners join Thompson Coburn's Chicago office

Thompson Coburn appoints new managing partner of Chicago office

Thompson Coburn presents on bank fraud during organized crime training conference

Downtown Chicago office tower sails through city zoning process under TC counsel

Litigators, judges meet in Chicago for ABA Section of Litigation Annual Meeting

Thompson Coburn secures Illinois appellate victory for Legion Indemnity Co.

Eric E. Boyd joins Thompson Coburn's Environmental Group

David Kaufman covers top trends from 2013 InvestMidwest

Francis X. Buckley, Jr. elected to board of directors of the American College of Bankruptcy

Rob Lang publishes e-book on corporate governance litigation

Georgia Demeros quoted in Fox Business article on debt, estate planning

David Kaufman joins Thompson Coburn as a partner

Chicago litigator secures dismissal of federal lawsuit against CitiMortgage

Litigators support Chicago pro bono program with successful settlement in first appointed case

Thompson Coburn secures latest defense win for Federal Signal in product liability trial over sirens

102 Thompson Coburn attorneys featured in 2013 Best Lawyers list

Thompson Coburn hosts Asian American Bar Association reception to honor four new Chicago judges

Chicago attorneys teach students about business, civics and doughnuts

Thompson Coburn negotiates $40 million settlement over unpaid MetLife insurance benefits

Jay Goldstein named to list of Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers

Rick Reibman joins Thompson Coburn as a partner

Todd Rowden named vice-chair of Thompson Coburn’s Business Litigation Group

Jay Goldstein receives ISBA Editor's Excellence Award

Paralegal
Chicago
312 580 5043

Leigh is a paralegal in the Real Estate and Land Use practice area.

Leigh is a paralegal in the Real Estate and Land Use practice area.

Leigh Baena
Paralegal
Chicago
312 580 2337

As a real estate tax assessment paralegal, Molly assists attorneys in the management and appeal of over 1,600 properties in Cook County, Illinois and the surrounding area...

As a real estate tax assessment paralegal, Molly assists attorneys in the m...

Molly Becker
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5042

Talar is an associate in the firm's land use and zoning practice where she represents clients in zoning matters, regulatory reviews and government entitlements related to...

Talar is an associate in the firm's land use and zoning practice where she ...

Talar Berberian
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2329

Christina serves as legal advisor and trial counsel to companies and individuals in commercial matters, including: - Contract enforcement - Shareholder disputes - Frau...

Christina serves as legal advisor and trial counsel to companies and indivi...

Christina Berish
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2206

Scott's practice focuses in the areas of family wealth preservation, federal transfer taxation, and family business planning.

Scott's practice focuses in the areas of family wealth preservation, federa...

Scott Bieber
Practice Area Assistant
Chicago
312 580 2320

Working with the Banking and Commercial Finance practice area, Karin conducts and reviews lien searches which include judgments, tax liens, litigation, bankruptcy and UCC...

Working with the Banking and Commercial Finance practice area, Karin conduc...

Karin Boutcher
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2214

Eric represents clients in litigation, regulatory compliance, and transaction matters with respect to all of the major environmental programs.

Eric represents clients in litigation, regulatory compliance, and transacti...

Eric Boyd
Partner
Chicago
312 580 5063

Tom helps commercial, industrial and residential property owners challenge their property tax assessments to capture significant long-term cost savings on their tax liabi...

Tom helps commercial, industrial and residential property owners challenge ...

Tom Boyle
Counsel
Chicago
312 580 2317

Bethany practices in the areas of commercial real estate and business and corporate law.

Bethany practices in the areas of commercial real estate and business and c...

Bethany Bruno
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2210

Frank is a longtime advisor to financial service providers who assists with insolvency and restructuring matters, loan enforcement, and a host of other business issues.

Frank is a longtime advisor to financial service providers who assists with...

Frank Buckley, Jr.
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5050

Holly is an associate in the Business Litigation group at Thompson Coburn.

Holly is an associate in the Business Litigation group at Thompson Coburn.

Holly Campbell
Practice Area Assistant
Chicago
312 580 2204

Jamie assists the real estate tax assessment attorneys in the administration and management of in excess of 4,500 properties at various County and State levels of adminis...

Jamie assists the real estate tax assessment attorneys in the administratio...

Jamie Carvell
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5047

Sarah helps individuals and families preserve their wealth by developing strategies to safeguard their assets in the most tax-efficient way.

Sarah helps individuals and families preserve their wealth by developing st...

Sarah Chang
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2209

Bernie practices in the areas of land use and municipal law in the City of Chicago and the surrounding municipalities.

Bernie practices in the areas of land use and municipal law in the City of ...

Bernie Citron
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2232

John provides practical, strategic advice to clients on governmental and business matters.

John provides practical, strategic advice to clients on governmental and bu...

John Cullerton
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2223

Patrick practices in Thompson Coburn’s Real Estate Tax Assessment Practice Group.

Patrick practices in Thompson Coburn’s Real Estate Tax Assessment Practice ...

Patrick Cullerton
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2234

With over 30 years of experience, Walter serves a diverse group of clients in the acquisition, development and sale of commercial, industrial and residential properties f...

With over 30 years of experience, Walter serves a diverse group of clients ...

Walter Cupkovic
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2303

Georgia serves as an estate planning advisor and personal general counsel to closely-held businesses, business leaders, and other individuals.

Georgia serves as an estate planning advisor and personal general counsel t...

Georgia Demeros
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2246

Vic represents banks, lessors and other lenders and borrowers in syndicated and single lender secured and unsecured credit facilities.

Vic represents banks, lessors and other lenders and borrowers in syndicated...

Vic Des Laurier
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2218

Mike represents management clients in a wide variety of labor and employment matters and related litigation.

Mike represents management clients in a wide variety of labor and employmen...

Mike Duffee
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2225

David concentrates his practice in product liability and complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts in Illinois and elsewhere.

David concentrates his practice in product liability and complex commercial...

David Duffy
Paralegal
Chicago
312 580 2301

Marilyn assists the real estate tax attorneys with all aspects of the tax appeal process.

Marilyn assists the real estate tax attorneys with all aspects of the tax a...

Marilyn Enyart
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2217

Allen Fagel practices in Thompson Coburn’s Corporate & Securities area.

Allen Fagel practices in Thompson Coburn’s Corporate & Securities area....

Allen Fagel
Practice Area Assistant
Chicago
312 580 5038

With more than 13 years of legal experience, Darin Fentress is a Practice Area Assistant in the firm's Business Litigation department.

With more than 13 years of legal experience, Darin Fentress is a Practice A...

Darin Fentress
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2233

Barry serves as an advisor to publicly held and private companies as well as individuals involved in all types of complex transactions.

Barry serves as an advisor to publicly held and private companies as well a...

Barry Fischer
Practice Area Assistant
Chicago
312 580 5059

Erin assists attorneys in all areas of the real estate tax appeal process.

Erin assists attorneys in all areas of the real estate tax appeal process.

Erin Fitzgerald
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5033

Ryan represents clients in a variety of business matters, including contract disputes, commercial loan enforcement suits, construction litigation, foreclosures, business ...

Ryan represents clients in a variety of business matters, including contrac...

Ryan Gehbauer
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2207

Jay serves as a critical business partner and advisor for a variety of companies, from startups to multi-level international organizations.

Jay serves as a critical business partner and advisor for a variety of comp...

Jay Goldstein
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2216

Joel is an experienced corporate transactional lawyer who, for decades, has been sought out by clients of all sizes to counsel them through complex business combinations ...

Joel is an experienced corporate transactional lawyer who, for decades, has...

Joel Haber
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2306

Matt draws on his wide-ranging corporate law background to guide entrepreneurs toward growth and success at each stage of their business.

Matt draws on his wide-ranging corporate law background to guide entreprene...

Matt Hafter
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2318

Clint represents borrowers, lenders and various other financial institutions in the structuring and the documentation of various commercial financing transactions.

Clint represents borrowers, lenders and various other financial institution...

Clint Hansen
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2238

Linda works with clients to help them navigate complex employee benefit plans in a cost effective and compliant manner.

Linda works with clients to help them navigate complex employee benefit pla...

Linda Hoseman
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5068

Emily represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, financial transactions, and related corporate matters.

Emily represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, financial transaction...

Emily Jenkinson
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2247

Rob is a pragmatic, solution-oriented advisor who guides companies through major transactions as well as provides comprehensive advice on their day-to-day operations and ...

Rob is a pragmatic, solution-oriented advisor who guides companies through ...

Rob Kamensky
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2342

David is a corporate architect who develops and implements creative legal strategies that help clients achieve their high-level business and financial objectives.

David is a corporate architect who develops and implements creative legal s...

David Kaufman
Paralegal
Chicago
312 580 5045

Nora assists clients in all facets of the litigation process, from the filing of a complaint, to motion practice and discovery, through trial and appellate proceedings.

Nora assists clients in all facets of the litigation process, from the fili...

Nora Keough
Paralegal
Chicago
312 580 5052

Payal assists clients with real estate tax matters in throughout the Chicago area.

Payal assists clients with real estate tax matters in throughout the Chicag...

Payal Kothari
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2242

Rob resolves business disputes and has done so for more than 20 years.

Rob resolves business disputes and has done so for more than 20 years.

Rob Lang
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2212

Joan serves as a legal and business counselor to a variety of health care clients, including institutional health care providers and physician practices, global consultin...

Joan serves as a legal and business counselor to a variety of health care c...

Joan Lebow
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2324

Susan is an experienced and trusted employment law advisor who counsels employers at every stage of a personnel-related issue.

Susan is an experienced and trusted employment law advisor who counsels emp...

Susan Lorenc
Practice Area Assistant
Chicago
312 580 5048

Christopher assists the Business Litigation attorneys in all aspects of litigation.

Christopher assists the Business Litigation attorneys in all aspects of lit...

Christopher Manser
Partner
Chicago
312 580 5056

Renato is an accomplished trial attorney who focuses his practice on representing parties involved in commodity futures markets in CFTC and DOJ investigations and enforce...

Renato is an accomplished trial attorney who focuses his practice on repres...

Renato Mariotti
Paralegal
Chicago
312 580 5037

Tanya is an experienced and loyal paralegal with 20 years of experience in office and client relationship management.

Tanya is an experienced and loyal paralegal with 20 years of experience in ...

Tanya Martin
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2347

Anita's practice focuses on banking and commercial finance and real estate tax assessment.

Anita's practice focuses on banking and commercial finance and real estate ...

Anita Mauro
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2231

Ed counsels individuals and businesses on a broad spectrum of estate, trust, business, and tax planning matters.

Ed counsels individuals and businesses on a broad spectrum of estate, trust...

Ed McGillen
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2326

Katriina helps business owners and property managers navigate land use and zoning issues throughout the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs, paving the way for succes...

Katriina helps business owners and property managers navigate land use and ...

Katriina McGuire
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5035

Audrey is an associate in Business Litigation practice at Thompson Coburn.

Audrey is an associate in Business Litigation practice at Thompson Coburn.

Audrey Mense
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5036

Jeff serves a diverse segment of real estate clients by offering a 360-degree approach to achieving their objectives.

Jeff serves a diverse segment of real estate clients by offering a 360-degr...

Jeffrey Merar
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5041

Patrick litigates on behalf of a diverse range of clients in commercial litigation and appeals throughout the Midwest.

Patrick litigates on behalf of a diverse range of clients in commercial lit...

Patrick Morales-Doyle
Paralegal
Chicago
312 580 2302

Nancy assists clients with a variety of labor and employment, business litigation, and bankruptcy-related matters.

Nancy assists clients with a variety of labor and employment, business liti...

Nancy Murphy
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2328

Lauren is a strategic, proactive bankruptcy attorney and litigator who fights for lenders and creditors of all kinds.

Lauren is a strategic, proactive bankruptcy attorney and litigator who figh...

Lauren Newman
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2327

Experienced with both real estate transactions and litigation, Justin uses a hybrid approach in representing purchasers, sellers, landlords, tenants, owners, operators, l...

Experienced with both real estate transactions and litigation, Justin uses ...

Justin Newman
Law Clerk
Chicago
312 580 5071

Daniel is a law clerk in Chicago.

Daniel is a law clerk in Chicago.

Daniel North
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2344

James advocates for his clients in state and federal courts nationwide by taking a big-picture approach to litigation, calculating the value of each legal maneuver and fo...

James advocates for his clients in state and federal courts nationwide by t...

James Oakley
Counsel
Chicago
312 580 2208

Ann concentrates her practice in the areas of complex civil and commercial litigation, including real estate litigation, title insurance litigation, mechanics lien litiga...

Ann concentrates her practice in the areas of complex civil and commercial ...

Ann Addis Pantoga
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2237

Michael counsels clients on patent and trademark issues and represents them in federal courts across the United States.

Michael counsels clients on patent and trademark issues and represents them...

Michael Parks
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2315

Jack represents clients on real estate and construction matters on a local and nationwide basis.

Jack represents clients on real estate and construction matters on a local ...

Jack Parrino
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2323

Emily is a litigation partner who represents companies, their executives and officers in a variety of business disputes.

Emily is a litigation partner who represents companies, their executives an...

Emily Peel
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2236

Gary advises on real estate, business transactional, and community association law.

Gary advises on real estate, business transactional, and community associat...

Gary Plotnick
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5039

Caroline is an associate in the firm's business litigation department.

Caroline is an associate in the firm's business litigation department.

Caroline Pritikin
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2226

Robert concentrates his practice in the area of commercial law with an emphasis on commercial litigation on behalf of financial institutions and title insurance companies...

Robert concentrates his practice in the area of commercial law with an emph...

Robert Rabin
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2205

Backed by a 25-plus-year career on the legal and regulatory side of financial markets, Rick is an insightful advisor to trading firms, brokerage firms, trade execution fi...

Backed by a 25-plus-year career on the legal and regulatory side of financi...

Rick Reibman
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2335

Fred has practiced law in the Chicago area since 1991, primarily focusing on local and national product liability and premises litigation.

Fred has practiced law in the Chicago area since 1991, primarily focusing o...

Fred Richards III
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5062

Diona represents financial institutions in commercial lending and secured transactions.

Diona represents financial institutions in commercial lending and secured t...

Diona Rogers
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2224

Diane helps life sciences companies develop new products and bring them to market while proactively addressing the regulatory land mines that can delay or destroy the pat...

Diane helps life sciences companies develop new products and bring them to ...

Diane Romza-Kutz
Law Clerk
Chicago
312 580 5072

Stephen is a law clerk in Saint Louis.

Stephen is a law clerk in Saint Louis.

Stephen Ross
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5060

Fred counsels clients in the life science industries on a broad range of FDA regulatory compliance, USDA regulatory compliance, data privacy matters and related life scie...

Fred counsels clients in the life science industries on a broad range of FD...

Fredric Roth V
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2229

Todd helps businesses solve some of their thorniest problems.

Todd helps businesses solve some of their thorniest problems.

Todd Rowden
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2311

Dave is a practical and resourceful business litigator with a long track record of successful results.

Dave is a practical and resourceful business litigator with a long track re...

Dave Rownd
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5034

Shannon practices in Thompson Coburn's Real Estate Tax Assessment Practice Group.

Shannon practices in Thompson Coburn's Real Estate Tax Assessment Practice ...

Shannon Sheehan
Counsel
Chicago
312 580 5030

While Michelle's practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property law, her practice focuses on patent and copyright infringement litigation.

While Michelle's practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property ...

Michelle Ware Skinner
Practice Area Assistant
Chicago
312 580 2343

As a real estate tax assessment practice area assistant, Quianna performs a variety of tasks which include, but are not limited to, contesting real estate tax assessments...

As a real estate tax assessment practice area assistant, Quianna performs a...

Quianna Solomon
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2235

Art is an experienced trial lawyer and employment law counselor.

Art is an experienced trial lawyer and employment law counselor.

Art Sternberg
Counsel
Chicago
312 580 5053

Mary Ann's practice focuses on property assessment law, ad valorem taxation and real estate law.

Mary Ann's practice focuses on property assessment law, ad valorem taxation...

Mary Ann Sullivan
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2202

Rhonda is a finance attorney who leads complex, large-scale projects for public- and private-sector clients across the country.

Rhonda is a finance attorney who leads complex, large-scale projects for pu...

Rhonda Thomas
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2219

When a cybersecurity incident strikes, Melissa coordinates a swift and strong breach response to manage her clients' situation and minimize damage.

When a cybersecurity incident strikes, Melissa coordinates a swift and stro...

Melissa Ventrone
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5058

Nathan advises mid-market, growing and emerging technology, health care, and energy companies on securities compliance, financing, licensing and other commercial transact...

Nathan advises mid-market, growing and emerging technology, health care, an...

Nathan Viehl
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5032

Aleks helps clients prepare for, safeguard against, and aggressively respond to cybersecurity breaches.

Aleks helps clients prepare for, safeguard against, and aggressively respon...

Aleksandra Vold
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2340

Mark represents large employers in the design, establishment, and administration of retirement benefit, welfare benefit, and deferred and equity-based compensation plans.

Mark represents large employers in the design, establishment, and administr...

Mark Weisberg
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2325

Backed by more than 25 years of experience, Kevin handles a wide range of transactional and governance matters for corporate clients and financial institutions.

Backed by more than 25 years of experience, Kevin handles a wide range of t...

Kevin Young
Paralegal
Chicago
312 580 2336

In the Corporate and Securities practice area, Elizabeth offers invaluable experience and knowledge to the firm's clients.

In the Corporate and Securities practice area, Elizabeth offers invaluable ...

Elizabeth Zydel