Attorney Insight. Business Foresight.®
As McDonald Hopkins approaches its 90th anniversary in 2020, we are continuing our commitment to providing insight into the challenges at hand, and foresight for the next generation of business. We have thrived as a law firm because of our long-lasting relationships with businesses and individuals who share our entrepreneurial spirit. We work best with people who understand that it takes passion and hard work to build a successful business from the ground up. Our attorneys and professionals continue to help clients navigate some of the most challenging and timely issues affecting their businesses. As the times change and the world evolves, we vow to continue to innovate, grow, and embrace new ways of doing business.
Business Law Department
Jeff Van Winkle, Chicago office contact
When you are looking for legal services, you want attorneys who care as much about your business’ success as you do. With our firm, you have the expertise of more than 140 attorneys in multiple disciplines at your disposal to assist you in guiding your business. This means you get strategic counseling and legal advice customized to meet your needs. Our attorneys capitalize on years of experience and creative problem-solving to help your business overcome its challenges and achieve success.
Business Restructuring Services Department
David Agay, Co-Chair and Chicago office contact
Business restructuring is just that: a business restructuring, not simply a legal issue. When you are restructuring your business, you need business-based solutions. And, if you are a lender, creditor, or potential buyer, you want someone with experience on both ends of the table who can guide you through the process. Our focus is on efficiently providing advice on your situation and assisting you in achieving the optimal result – even in a difficult environment. We have one of the largest and most sophisticated bankruptcy and restructuring practices focused on the middle market. Because restructuring often requires other expertise, we work as a team with you, your other advisors, and the other experienced professionals at our firm to provide the most complete business and legal advice.
Intellectual Property Department
Nicholas Kurk, Chicago office contact
The singular focus of our intellectual property department is to help our clients stay a step ahead. We provide powerful, cutting-edge legal and business expertise across all facets of intellectual property law. Our team of experienced intellectual property attorneys delivers a comprehensive range of innovative solutions and insightful industry expertise across a diverse group of technical disciplines. Every client’s needs and goals are different – but with our hands-on, in-depth approach you get a team of attorneys who understand your business and provide customized service designed to meet your needs. With extensive bench strength and by employing the latest technology and strategies in the courtroom, we are able to consistently deliver cost-effective results to a wide range of clients, including multinational corporations, publicly and privately held companies, entrepreneurs, and individuals.
Stephen Rosenfeld, Chicago office contact
Our lawyers have tried – and won – virtually every manner of litigation dispute. With extensive bench strength and by employing the latest technology and strategies in the courtroom, we are able to consistently deliver cost-effective results to a wide range of clients, including multinational corporations, publicly and privately held companies, entrepreneurs, and individuals. Our firm includes interdisciplinary teams of attorneys with particular experience handling specific types of litigation.
Tax and Benefits Department
Benjamin Panter, Chicago office contact
Tax planning needs to be strategic. Working together with other advisors, we help clients develop comprehensive business and tax plans, identifying the most effective solutions to meet financial goals. Our experience in all areas of federal, state, and local taxation gives us the ability to provide strategic counseling when assisting with tax-related legal issues.