Our Firm

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Levin Ginsburg

Levin Ginsburg is one of Chicago’s most dynamic business-oriented law firms. It is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Firm. With offices on LaSalle Street in Chicago, Levin Ginsburg attorneys provide a broad array of legal services to their clients, particularly closely-held businesses and their owners. Our practice encompasses complex transactional work and litigation for a wide variety of clients ranging from early-stage business enterprises to mature Fortune 1000 corporations. Further, because of the firm’s unparalleled understanding of closely-held business issues, it has developed a particular focus on entrepreneur and family-owned businesses, having developed a comprehensive and systematic approach designed to provide the highest quality legal services for rapidly growing businesses as well as mature companies transferring ownership from the current generation to the next.

Since its founding in 1979, Levin Ginsburg has fostered an entrepreneurial spirit which encourages its lawyers to build practices focusing on their strengths and special skills, while collaborating with other lawyers in the firm who complement those strengths and skills. The organizational structure is remarkably flexible, permitting lawyers to move among practice areas as the needs of their clients dictate. This is especially true in the representation of early-stage businesses and businesses transferring ownership to other family members, where one attorney may attend to general corporate, tax, mergers and acquisition, and real estate matters.

The corporate and transactional practice of Levin Ginsburg extends across multiple areas, encompassing mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and dispositions, venture capital, corporate finance, private placement offerings and bank funding, taxation, reorganization and creditors rights, employment law, intellectual property, commercial real estate, leasing, transportation, insurance, business continuity, ownership and management succession and estate planning.

Since its founding, Levin Ginsburg has also built a preeminent litigation practice. Among the many areas addressed by the firm’s litigators are business torts, commercial and corporate litigation, alternative dispute resolution, administrative proceedings, employment litigation, trademark infringement, real estate and construction litigation, commercial landlord-tenant litigation, tobacco master settlement litigation, and fiduciary litigation.

In addition to the broad general areas of corporate and transactional practice and litigation, Levin Ginsburg lawyers conduct active practices in trust and estate planning, tax planning, international business law, cyber and privacy law, construction law, international business law, and tax advantaged finance.

Levin Ginsburg is one of a few law firms nationwide to concentrate a significant portion of its business practice on closely-held businesses and business succession planning. The firm is experienced in working with mature as well as emerging and rapidly growing companies in a number of business sectors, including distribution, manufacturing, banking and financial services, retail, healthcare, food processing, international business, and professional services, including management consulting, financial advisors and accountants.

Passionate about our clients and protecting their interests, we strive to establish trust and long-term relationships with every client. To achieve this, the firm remains committed to maintaining the spirit which it embodied at its founding — a spirit of collegiality, respect for each lawyer and client, rigorous intellectual accomplishment, and pride in a superb professional practice.