BETTER SOLUTIONS Result when creativity meets intelligence

HMB’s litigators are successful trial lawyers who are adept at resolving disputes efficiently. We are business risk advisors and bold problem-solvers: practical in nature, aggressive when necessary, creative always.

Your Business is Our Business

We act as true business partners, getting to know your goals and operations to help define better solutions and strategies. We proactively look for the right avenues to prevent costly litigation, but when a dispute must move forward, we vigorously pursue your interests.

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Trial Lawyers – From Start to Finish

Our attorneys know what it takes to try a case. From the beginning, we position your case and implement strategies with success at trial in mind. If your case does go to trial, your team will include the same attorneys who prepared the case from the start. By understanding how to successfully try a matter, we can position your case for success, whether that be through trial or settlement.

Comprehensive Team, Global Reach

As a mid-sized, business-focused law firm, we leverage our considerable strengths to your advantage. Our team is lean and within a cost-effective platform that also ensures efficient and effective partner-level involvement. We are integrated with HMB’s other practice groups to ensure your matters can draw on additional subject matter perspective at a moment’s notice. While rooted in Chicago, we litigate cases throughout the country and our network spans the globe through the Law Firm Alliance, allowing us to handle matters wherever they may occur.

Leveraging Sophisticated Technology and Value-Driven Fee Arrangements

Collaboration, communication and forward-thinking solutions are hallmarks of our service. Count on us to address your most difficult legal challenges by listening and taking the time to fully understand how a matter will impact your business and personal interests before developing a path to resolution. We know managing litigation costs is an ever-present concern, so we work with you to implement value-driven fee arrangements whenever possible.

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Illinois Appellate Court Holds Entities Must Be Represented By an Attorney At Administrative HearingsApril 25, 2014

Illinois Appellate Court Holds Entities Must Be Represented By an Attorney At Administrative Hearings A recent decision by the Illinois Appellate Court held that corporations may not represent themselves at administrative hearings, but instead must be represented by an attorney. In Stone Street Partners, LLC v. The City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings, Case No. 12 M1 450026, Stone…

Mortgage Foreclosure Alert - Alternative Means to Sell Property Under Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure ActMarch 28, 2013

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