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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.

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.

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Michael Parks Speaks on Key AI Trends for 2024

Katriina McGuire Named Notable Woman in Law by Crain’s Chicago Business

Nathan Viehl Discusses Expected Increase of Software Services Private Equity Deals

Nathan Viehl Discusses Software M&A Activity in 2024 and Beyond

Nathan Viehl Discusses Potential Regulatory Risks for Private Equity Firms

Thompson Coburn Names Six New Partners, Four Counsel for 2024

Kayla Siam Honored with Atlas Award from Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

Kudos to TC Client Planting Hope for Chicago Innovation Award

City of Chicago Expands Paid Time Off for All Chicago Workers

Thompson Coburn Accelerates Expansion With Two Partners and Chief Legal Recruiting Officer

Thompson Coburn Expands Growing Chicago Office with Employment, Immigration Partner Carlos Ortiz

Thompson Coburn welcomes new COO Allen Capdeboscq Jr. and CM&BDO Trish Lilley as strategic leadership hires

Labor and employment attorney Genevieve LeFevour joins Thompson Coburn

Elizabeth Myers and Jennifer Ecklund discuss anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, other legal threats at Citywide Pride event

Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2022 Chambers USA

Thompson Coburn presents ‘The Wraparound’ at the 2022 CLOC Global Institute

Susan Lorenc gives ‘Employment Law Master Class’ on business consultant Dave Lorenzo's podcast

Katriina McGuire named managing partner of Thompson Coburn’s Chicago office

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2022

Thompson Coburn hosts virtual tea with history-making LGBTQ Judge Jill Rose Quinn of Illinois

Josh Adrian, Matt Rudolphi join Thompson Coburn’s national energy practice

Fighting for every foot: Chicago restaurant Cochon Volant wins commercial lease dispute, recoups hundreds of thousands of dollars in overpaid rent

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2021

Living our values in 2020

Congratulations to our 2021 Best Lawyers ‘Lawyers of the Year’ and ‘Ones to Watch’

Thompson Coburn’s Management Committee welcomes three new members

Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2020 Chambers USA

Rick Reibman named managing partner of Thompson Coburn’s Chicago office

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2020

Thompson Coburn Recognized as Legal Innovator by Missouri Lawyers Media

Thompson Coburn ‘floats’ down Michigan Avenue in first Magnificent Mile Lights Festival appearance

Thompson Coburn supports agricultural growth through the Center for Soybean Innovation

Thompson Coburn earns 11 national top-tier rankings in U.S. News 2019 ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Stitching together opportunities for refugees in the U.S.

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2018

Rhonda Thomas listed in Crain’s Chicago Business among ‘Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago’

Missouri Court of Appeals rules for Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council

Another win for Federal Signal as federal judge orders plaintiffs’ counsel to pay $127K in sanctions

Rhonda Thomas to receive the University of Missouri School of Law Citation of Merit Award

Justin Newman named to Law Bulletin’s distinguished ‘40 Under 40’ list

Matt Hafter joins corporate practice in Chicago

23 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2016 Chambers USA

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

Racing to support legal services in Chicago

Thompson Coburn co-sponsors 2015 NAWBO THRIVE Conference

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

Thompson Coburn welcomes new associates

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

Rob Lang joins local Ronald McDonald House Charities board

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

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

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

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

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

Chicago attorneys teach students about business, civics and doughnuts

Rick Reibman joins Thompson Coburn as a partner

Jay Goldstein receives ISBA Editor's Excellence Award

Senior Paralegal
Chicago

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
Partner
Chicago

Christina Berish is a deeply valued resource to clients as they interpret and enforce agreements.

Christina Berish is a deeply valued resource to clients as they interpret a...

Christina Berish
Chief Legal Recruiting Officer
Chicago

Emily Berttucci leads Thompson Coburn's legal talent team, driving smart growth that allows the firm to better serve clients' evolving needs, with a keen focus on diversi...

Emily Berttucci leads Thompson Coburn's legal talent team, driving smart gr...

Emily Berttucci
Partner
Chicago

Tina Bird has extensive experience on a national level representing major clients in business, construction and real estate.

Tina Bird has extensive experience on a national level representing major c...

Tina Bird
Associate
Chicago

Glori is an associate in the Firm's business litigation practice.

Glori is an associate in the Firm's business litigation practice.

Glori Bond
Associate
Chicago

Raquel focuses her practice on corporate and regulatory matters within the health care sector.

Raquel focuses her practice on corporate and regulatory matters within the ...

Raquel Boton
Senior Paralegal
Chicago

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

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
Senior Counsel
Chicago

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...

Francis X. Buckley, Jr.
Paralegal
Chicago

Candace is a Paralegal in the Real Estate Tax Assessment group.

Candace is a Paralegal in the Real Estate Tax Assessment group.

Candace Burton
Senior Paralegal
Chicago

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
Partner
Chicago

Sarah helps individuals, families, and closely held businesses owners identify their goals with regards to safeguarding and transferring their assets and then develops an...

Sarah helps individuals, families, and closely held businesses owners ident...

Sarah Chang
Partner
Chicago

Bernie represents developers, land owners and building owners in the areas of land use and municipal law in the city of Chicago and its surrounding municipalities.

Bernie represents developers, land owners and building owners in the areas ...

Bernie Citron
Counsel
Chicago

Jessica is an attorney in the firm's private client group, where she concentrates her practice on estate planning, trust and estate administration and controversy, and re...

Jessica is an attorney in the firm's private client group, where she concen...

Jessica Coutré
Partner
Chicago

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

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

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
Associate
Chicago

Julianne is a passionate litigator who advocates for her clients with creativity and finesse.

Julianne is a passionate litigator who advocates for her clients with creat...

Julianne Dailey
Partner
Chicago

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 Loukas Demeros
Associate
Chicago

Katherine is an associate in the business litigation group where she represents a broad array of clients in all phases of litigation at the state and federal level.

Katherine is an associate in the business litigation group where she repres...

Katherine Dempsey
Partner
Chicago

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

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...

Michael Duffee
Partner
Chicago

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
Associate
Chicago

As a seasoned legal associate, Nicholas brings a wealth of experience in navigating complex tax and transactional matters.

As a seasoned legal associate, Nicholas brings a wealth of experience in na...

Nicholas Engel
Senior Paralegal
Chicago

Darin Fentress is a Senior Paralegal in the firm's Business Litigation department.

Darin Fentress is a Senior Paralegal in the firm's Business Litigation depa...

Darin Fentress
Associate
Chicago

Catherine works with clients in a wide variety of corporate and securities matters and financings.

Catherine works with clients in a wide variety of corporate and securities ...

Catherine Feorene
Partner
Chicago

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
Paralegal
Chicago

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

James is an associate in the Firm's banking and commercial finance group.

James is an associate in the Firm's banking and commercial finance group.

James Gambulos
Partner
Chicago

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...

A. Jay Goldstein
Partner
Chicago

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

Ruthanne represents parties in complex commercial transactions, providing responsive advice on a variety of finance and sales matters.

Ruthanne represents parties in complex commercial transactions, providing r...

Ruthanne Hammett
Partner
Chicago

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

David is Co-Chair of the Firm's Corporate and Securities Practice Group.

David is Co-Chair of the Firm's Corporate and Securities Practice Group.

David Kaufman
Senior Paralegal
Chicago

Heather assists associates and partners with general corporate matters, corporate maintenance and UCC filings and lien searches.

Heather assists associates and partners with general corporate matters, cor...

Heather Kociara
Associate
Chicago

Courtney assists clients with a wide variety of business litigation matters in state and federal courts.

Courtney assists clients with a wide variety of business litigation matters...

Courtney Koenig
Associate
Chicago

Suzanne is an associate in the Firm's Corporate & Securities practice.

Suzanne is an associate in the Firm's Corporate & Securities practice.

Suzanne Krause
Partner
Chicago

Litigation can be a chess match or a street fight: Rob is comfortable with either approach.

Litigation can be a chess match or a street fight: Rob is comfortable with ...

Rob Lang
Partner
Chicago

Genevieve is a highly experienced litigator and HR counselor who assists employers in a range of industries with employment litigation and the successful handling of loca...

Genevieve is a highly experienced litigator and HR counselor who assists em...

Genevieve LeFevour
Senior Paralegal
Chicago

Mary Lemersal is a senior paralegal in the Firm's Real Estate Tax Assessment practice.

Mary Lemersal is a senior paralegal in the Firm's Real Estate Tax Assessmen...

Mary Lemersal
Partner
Chicago

Susan is a highly experienced employment law attorney who serves as a seamless extension of her clients' HR and in-house legal teams.

Susan is a highly experienced employment law attorney who serves as a seaml...

Susan Lorenc
Senior Paralegal
Chicago

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

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

Katriina helps clients navigate challenging land use and zoning issues throughout the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs, paving the way for successful developments.

Katriina helps clients navigate challenging land use and zoning issues thro...

Katriina McGuire
Partner
Chicago

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

Dylan is an associate in the Firm's Banking and Commercial Finance practice where he primarily assists financial institutions in secured lending transactions.

Dylan is an associate in the Firm's Banking and Commercial Finance practice...

Dylan Miller
Associate
Chicago

Jeremy counsels corporate management and HR directors on all matters of labor and employment law.

Jeremy counsels corporate management and HR directors on all matters of lab...

Jeremy E. Miller
Partner
Chicago

Matthew represents public and private companies across the country on a wide range of corporate matters while providing comprehensive advice on corporate and business iss...

Matthew represents public and private companies across the country on a wid...

Matthew Misichko
Associate
Chicago

Drew applies practical litigation strategies to resolve his client's disputes as efficiently as possible.

Drew applies practical litigation strategies to resolve his client's disput...

Dremain Moore
Partner
Chicago

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
Partner
Chicago

Clients look to Sartouk for counsel on how to advance their business goals through strategic and creative approaches to the protection and enforcement of their intellectu...

Clients look to Sartouk for counsel on how to advance their business goals ...

Sartouk Moussavi
Associate
Chicago

Meghan represents both national and regional real estate owners and developers in all aspects of purchase, sale, development and construction.

Meghan represents both national and regional real estate owners and develop...

Meghan Murphy
Senior Paralegal
Chicago

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

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
Counsel
Chicago

Daniel represents a diverse client base in a broad range of real estate matters, including the development, financing, leasing, acquisition and sale of commercial real es...

Daniel represents a diverse client base in a broad range of real estate mat...

Daniel North
Partner
Chicago

In his national practice, Carlos provides sophisticated counsel to clients in the areas of employment compliance, immigration and mobility and has extensive experience in...

In his national practice, Carlos provides sophisticated counsel to clients ...

Carlos A. Ortiz
Counsel
Chicago

Ann is a commercial litigator concentrating in complex matters involving the financial services, real estate, title insurance, and construction industries.

Ann is a commercial litigator concentrating in complex matters involving th...

Ann Addis Pantoga
Partner
Chicago

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

Jack Parrino represents clients engaging in real estate and construction matters by stepping into the deal from his client's perspective to offer trusted, practical advic...

Jack Parrino represents clients engaging in real estate and construction ma...

Jack Parrino
Associate
Chicago

Janki is an associate in the Firm's business litigation practice where she represents clients in state and federal courts and in arbitrations in various complex matters, ...

Janki is an associate in the Firm's business litigation practice where she ...

Janki Patel
Partner
Chicago

Emily is an experienced litigator representing companies, financial institutions, executives, officers, and individuals in a wide range of business issues, including cont...

Emily is an experienced litigator representing companies, financial institu...

Emily Peel
Partner
Chicago

Gary uses his extensive real estate background to help developers and investors piece together their real estate projects from start to finish.

Gary uses his extensive real estate background to help developers and inves...

Gary Plotnick
Counsel
Chicago

Caroline is a litigator resolving complex business and commercial litigation matters.

Caroline is a litigator resolving complex business and commercial litigatio...

Caroline Pritikin
Partner
Chicago

Robert is a commercial litigator handling highly visible and complex lawsuits.

Robert is a commercial litigator handling highly visible and complex lawsui...

Robert Rabin
Partner
Chicago

Backed by a 30-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 30-plus-year career on the legal and regulatory side of financi...

Rick Reibman
Partner
Chicago

Fred represents clients in the sale and acquisition of complex properties and develops innovative strategies to significantly minimize the real estate tax liability of pr...

Fred represents clients in the sale and acquisition of complex properties a...

Fred Richards III
Partner
Chicago

Diona represents financial institutions in commercial finance and secured transactions.

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

Diona Rogers
Partner
Chicago |
Washington, D.C.

Matt is a highly experienced energy attorney who helps cooperative and municipal electric utilities and regulated pipeline clients across the country navigate federal and...

Matt is a highly experienced energy attorney who helps cooperative and muni...

Matt Rudolphi
Associate
Chicago

Jason is an associate in the Firm's Business Litigation Practice with experience in representing a variety of clients in state and federal litigation.

Jason is an associate in the Firm's Business Litigation Practice with exper...

Jason Schabinger
Partner
Chicago

Shannon represents property owners in real estate tax assessment proceedings in Cook County and throughout the state of Illinois.

Shannon represents property owners in real estate tax assessment proceeding...

Shannon Sheehan
Partner
Chicago |
Washington, D.C.

Jim serves as a trusted advisor to clients facing complex cybersecurity and privacy issues — particularly those in the country's most highly regulated industries.

Jim serves as a trusted advisor to clients facing complex cybersecurity and...

James Shreve
Associate
Chicago

Kayla brings a keen insight to assess corporate transactions from an analytical and economic perspective.

Kayla brings a keen insight to assess corporate transactions from an analyt...

Kayla Siam
Senior Paralegal
Chicago

As a real estate tax assessment senior paralegal, Quianna performs a variety of tasks which include, but are not limited to, contesting real estate tax assessments on beh...

As a real estate tax assessment senior paralegal, Quianna performs a variet...

Quianna Solomon
Associate
Chicago

Zoe is an associate in the Firm's Labor & Employment practice group.

Zoe is an associate in the Firm's Labor & Employment practice group.

Zoe Spector
Associate
Chicago

Amanda is an associate in the Firm's private client and tax practices.

Amanda is an associate in the Firm's private client and tax practices.

Amanda Tagliarino
Associate
Chicago

Real estate clients look to Tom as both a trusted advisor and advocate.

Real estate clients look to Tom as both a trusted advisor and advocate.

Tom Thanasouras
Partner
Chicago

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

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

Rhonda Thomas
Partner
Chicago

Nathan advises both buyers and sellers in a range of sophisticated M&A transactions, including private equity and strategic acquisitions, divestitures, and leveraged ...

Nathan advises both buyers and sellers in a range of sophisticated M&A ...

Nathan Viehl
Associate
Chicago

Beth supports health care clients in a variety of transactional and regulatory matters.

Beth supports health care clients in a variety of transactional and regulat...

Elisabeth Volk
Associate
Chicago

Lizzie is an associate in the real estate group where she represents both national and regional real estate owners and developers in all aspects of purchase, sale, d...

Lizzie is an associate in the real estate group where she represents b...

Elizabeth Walter
Partner
Chicago |
Los Angeles

Described by one client as a highly effective "legal quarterback," Kevin handles a wide range of transactional and governance matters for corporate clients and financial ...

Described by one client as a highly effective "legal quarterback," Kevin ha...

Kevin Young