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Gould & Ratner has grown from three attorneys handling general corporate work for the Crown Family to a multi-dimensional firm of 50 lawyers representing Fortune 500 corporations, closely held businesses, financial institutions and entrepreneurs, as well as families and their businesses in litigation, real estate, construction, corporate, tax, estate and succession planning, human resources and employment, intellectual property, environmental and several other related specialty fields.
Formed in the 1930s, Gould & Ratner has represented prominent clients in diverse and complicated matters in Chicago and throughout the world. Over the years, we have helped our clients grow from local family-owned operations to national conglomerate enterprises that we continue to represent. Clients come to Gould & Ratner expecting sophisticated legal and business skills, as well as personal advice and counsel. They stay with us because we provide that sophistication along with exemplary client service; giving them both practical and innovative solutions for all of their legal needs, whether simple or complex.
Our broad and diverse client base includes publicly and privately-held companies, entrepreneurs, wealthy families and individuals, businesses and executives, sports and entertainment personalities, charitable organizations, professional service organizations, and more. These clients span a wide spectrum of industries: real estate and development, construction, manufacturing and distribution, telecommunications, media and technology, financial institutions, gaming and hospitality. Thoroughly understanding our clients’ businesses and industries, Gould & Ratner legal counselors are able to render better practical solutions and advice. We develop personal relationships with our clients, keeping abreast of how the current market is affecting them and their businesses in order to meet or exceed their goals and expectations. They come as clients, but stay as friends.