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Freeborn & Peters LLP

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Chair of the Executive Committee: Joseph T McCullough IV
Co-Managing Partners: Joseph L Fogel, William E Russell
Number of partners: 96
Number of lawyers: 136
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
Freeborn & Peters LLP is a full-service law firm with international capabilities. Freeborn takes a proactive approach to ensure its clients are more informed, prepared and able to achieve greater success-not just now, but in the future. While the firm serves clients across sectors, it also pioneered an interdisciplinary approach that serves the needs of targeted industries. Freeborn is a firm that lives up to its core values of integrity, caring, effectiveness, teamwork, and commitment and embodies them through high standards of client service and responsive action. Its lawyers build close and lasting relationships with clients and are driven to help them achieve their legal and business objectives.

Main Areas of Practice:  

61 partners, 32 fee earners; 70 in Chicago
With more than 90 litigators, Freeborn’ s litigation practice group brings both bench strength and deep experience to each client matter. Members of the practice group consider themselves ‘litigators first’ and their philosophy is to prepare cases to be tried.
Contact: David C Gustman
Tel: 312 360 6515
Email: [email protected]

13 partners, 11 fee earners; 22 in Chicago
Provides representation to middle market companies, including financing, acquisitions, joint ventures, tax and executive compensation.
Contact: Cynthia A Bergmann
Tel: 312 360 6652
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jeff Mattson
Tel: 312 360 6312
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
8 partners; 4 fee earners, all based in Chicago
Capabilities drawn from across all key real estate disciplines to help clients buy, entitle, develop, lease, finance, and sell their assets.
Contact: Richard J Traub
Tel: 312 360 6605
Email: [email protected]

Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring:
2 partners, 3 fee earners; all based in Chicago
Offers a broad range of bankruptcy-related services, with a particular emphasis on providing legal counsel to unsecured creditors’ committees. Represents plaintiffs and defendants in litigation brought under chapter 5 of the US Bankruptcy Code.
Contact: Shelly A DeRousse
Tel: 312 360 6315
Email: [email protected]

Government & Regulatory:
1 partner, 1 fee earner; 1 in Chicago, 1 in Springfield
One of the very few national law firms with full-service offices in both Springfield and Chicago. Represents array of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, in critical legislative and regulatory issues pending in the State Capitol and before local governments.
Contact: Roger H Bickel
Tel: 312 360 6377
Email: [email protected]

9 partners, all based in Chicago
Offers a full range of legal services to food processors, manufacturers, suppliers, growers and producers, wholesalers and distributors to help address the complex challenges facing the food industry.
Contact: Brian A Smith
Tel: 312 360 6472
Email: [email protected]

Insurance & Reinsurance:
23 partners, 13 fee earners; 23 in Chicago
Substantial depth in representing reinsurance clients in sophisticated matters including litigation, arbitration, and mediation. Significant experience in addressing unusual regulatory matters in insurance, such as creation of private health insurance exchange and establishing an insurance program for pets.
Contact: Joseph T McCullough IV
Tel: 312 360 6327
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Sean Keely
Tel: 646 993 4444
Contact: Lawrence P Ingram
Tel: 813 488 2922

Emerging Industries:
13 partners, 5 fee earners, 16 based in Chicago
Focus on bringing legal insights to a number of technological innovations that are reshaping society, such as blockchain, cryptocurrency and more.
Contact: Anthony J Zeoli
Tel: 312 360 6798
Email: [email protected]

Environmental Law & Energy Law:
2 partners, 3 fee earners, all based in Chicago Advise and represent corporations in multiple industries to mitigate risk and resolve disputes related to emerging, as well as long-standing issues, in environmental law and toxic torts. The practice approaches environmental matters as business issues to be resolved as opposed to ends in themselves.
Contact: Philip L Comella
Tel: 312 360 6935
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Christopher J Townsend
Tel: 312 360 6333
Email: [email protected]

Private Equity/Venture Capital:
9 partners, 3 fee earners; all based in Chicago
Provides sound transaction structure and counsel on a wide array of deals, typically ranging from $20-500 million.
Contact: Jeff Mattson
Tel: 312 360 6312
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Todd J Ohlms
Tel: 312 360 6589
Email: [email protected]