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Franczek P.C.

Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for

A boutique law firm with an excellent reputation in the Illinois labor and employment market. Regularly assists prominent employers on union-related matters such as collective bargaining negotiations. Well known for its representation of public entities as well as multinational corporations and maintains broad-ranging industry sector experience that includes financial services, healthcare, education and energy.

Strengths

Clients regard Franczek as "a great firm with lots of really smart lawyers."

One source appreciates that the team is "exceptionally talented, with strengths in all the areas we have called upon them to advise on."

Work highlights

Represented the City of Chicago in five separate collective bargaining agreements, including three police collective bargaining agreements covering separate ranks of supervisors, which made significant reforms with respect to police accountability.

Notable practitioners

James Franczek is a founding partner and the president of the firm, known for his extensive labor and employment practice.
"He is an outstanding lawyer with a great practice." "James is a very well-respected litigator who does lots of public sector work; he has great expertise and a significant client base in that area." "He pioneered labor law in the state of Illinois and is one of the greatest labor lawyers that ever lived."

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Overview

Franczek is a single office law firm founded in 1994 by attorneys from some of Chicago’s largest multi-services firms. The firm, now more than 30 lawyers strong, has a clearly defined practice and focus—labor, employment, education, employee benefits and immigration.

Franczek's reputation in the Chicago market has transcended state borders, and as indicated in our work highlights, our clients are calling on us to handle labor negotiations and employment litigation across the United States. 

The firm does an extensive amount of work with the City of Chicago, the Chicago Public Schools, many major governmental entities, as well as numerous Illinois public school districts. Our representation of so many public entities has inevitably resulted in our high public visibility. However, more than half of our practice is devoted to advising and counselling a wide range of private-sector employers on labor, employment and employee benefits matters. We have a significant presence within the hotel/hospitality, automotive, transportation, utilities, retail, and manufacturing sectors.

Labor & Employment Department

Franczek P.C.

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Department location

300 South Wacker Drive

Suite 3400

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60606

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Labor & Employment


James C Franczek, Jr
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