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Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP

8 National Rankings & 10 Metro Rankings | Website

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Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP is nationally ranked in 8 practice areas and regionally ranked in 10 practice areas. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.
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Selected Client Comments

Commercial Litigation

They are always balanced in their approach to issues. They understand our company’s culture and values. Without a doubt, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg has been a crucial partner in our success.

Amy Odell

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Financial Services Regulation Law

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg brings a business understanding, as well as a legal understanding, to their Financial Services practice which serves the clients incredibly well.

Jennifer Steans Financial Investments Corporation/Concentric Equity Partners

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Commercial Litigation

Roger Stetson of Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg is one of the best litigators in the city.

John Silvestri The John Buck Company

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Franchise Law

Jim Vogler and the franchise law team at Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg are very skilled practitioners who work effectively together in serving their clients. Key among their skills is their ability to navigate the frequently arcane world of legal processes to develop practical solutions focused on business needs. Their ability to quickly identify the end game when providing legal advice is a great benefit to businesses operating in a competitive environment.

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Real Estate Law

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg has one of the most experienced real estate groups in the country. They are cost effective, responsive and know how to get to the finish line.

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Banking and Finance Law

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg is top notch in every area

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Financial Services Regulation Law

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg is one the premier financial services practices in the nation. Their lawyers (and just as importantly, their paralegals) have seen it and done it all, and as a result they can handle virtually anything related to financial services very efficiently. Moreover, they maintain excellent relationships with all of the regulatory agencies (including the FRB, OCC and SEC) and are proficient at knowing who to call, what the questions will be, and how to best structure the transaction to address the likely concerns. I would highly recommend them to any bank or other financial institution.

Doug Tucker

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Banking and Finance Law

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg is outstanding. The lawyers and other professionals, including paralegals and administrative assistants, are all top-notch and work very well together. I have worked with this firm since the early 90s. Their depth and breadth of experience is very strong, and while their rates are comparable to the much larger firms in Chicago/NY, they are worth every penny. One testimony to the tremendous culture and professionalism at BFKN is the continuity of personnel at every level. The firm experiences virtually no voluntary turnover in lawyers or staff, and this breeds an environment where nobody is afraid to say "hang on, one of my colleagues has done this many times, let's get her on the phone and hear her thoughts as well." I have also been pleasantly surprised at how many times I've called them and said "we're doing such and such, and the lawyer representing the other side is x", and the response has been "oh, we know him, we've dealt with him before." There have also been numerous times when our counter-party has said "Our lawyers told us they know BFKN and are happy to be working with them on this transaction." Each of those situations makes any transaction more easy to complete. In summary, my 25 years of experience with BFKN is that they add value to almost anything we are doing. I have the highest regard for this firm and its people.

Doug Tucker

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Corporate Law

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg has been a long standing relationship and fundamental to our firm’s success since the company was founded. They continue to provide expert and strategic advice and we are very pleased with their continued representation across numerous areas of legal expertise.

Dan Hemmer First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.

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Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Bill Barrett of Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg has been a long-time partner and outside advisor of my company, and we appreciate his guidance.

Marcus Ryan ERM

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Franchise Law

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg has supported Triumph Motorcycles (America) Ltd. for approximately ten years, and I have had the pleasure of working with them for five years. My role as Dealer Development Coordinator requires the preparation of new dealer contracts; memorandums of approval and understanding; Agreement termination/product repurchase documents; and multi-part dealer-cure actions.

Barnett Kate Triumph Motorcycles (America) Ltd.

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Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg is the firm I turn to in any complex matter relating to distressed real estate situations.

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Franchise Law

James Vogler and the other members of the Motor Vehicle Group at Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg have a deep understanding of the laws affecting manufacturers around the country. They are adept at providing practical solutions tailored to advancing business interests. Their national reach makes them an ideal one-stop source for franchising issues that manufacturers regularly encounter.

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Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg has represented me in connection with complex bankruptcy and bankruptcy related litigation. We have achieved excellent results. This firm has an excellent representation in the community and with the courts. Their expertise is excellent as they have a sophisticated in understanding of law. They are always prompt and knowledgeable of my needs. They are also willing to be flexible in fees when necessary.

David Leibowitz Lakelaw

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Banking and Finance Law

We have worked with Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg since we started in 1993. They are not only great lawyers, but also add much value in terms of business advice. Plus, many of their lawyers and our officers have become good friends.

Doug Hultquist QCR Holdings

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg provides high quality and high service.

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Financial Services Regulation Law

I have worked with Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg for almost 20 years including with their transaction, litigation and regulatory practices. They have always done excellent work.

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Corporate Law

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg is a top notch law firm that focuses on the quality of their work and developing strong relationships with their clients. They particularly excel addressing complex issues and finding practical structuring solutions.

Seth Singerman

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Commercial Litigation

My experience working with the Commercial Litigation attorneys at Barack Ferrazzano has been consistently positive. The attorneys with whom I've worked are a pleasure, and I have full confidence after assigning a matter that things will proceed without a hitch. As in-house counsel responsible for juggling numerous different types of matters at a time, peace of mind is everything. Moreover, their efforts were focused, resulting in an expedient resolution of each matter at a more than reasonable cost. I highly recommend Barack Ferrazzano and W. Scott Porterfield, Esq. in particular.

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Commercial Litigation

Ed Malone, of Barrack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg, is a superior attorney with the perfect combination of understanding business priorities and effective litigation strategies.

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Commercial Litigation

Barack Ferrazzano is responsive, practical, dedicated, and smart.

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Financial Services Regulation Law

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg is the go-to firm for financial services regulation law. These attorneys understand the regulatory perspective as well as what the financial institution is trying to accomplish, and are effective in navigating conflicts between the two.

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Banking and Finance Law

BFKN not only provides solid legal advice but also valuable business counsel. We have used them for 20 years and the relationship continues to get even better.

Doug Hultquist QCR Holdings

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