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45 Years of HMB

45 Years of HMB

It’s hard to believe that HMB first opened its doors this week, 45 years ago. This milestone celebrates decades of our collective determination to deliver better results to our clients.

HMB was founded by Dick Horwood in 1975, focusing on tax matters. “When I started HMB I wanted to create a firm built around a culture of mutual respect and a business where providing a better client experience was hardwired into how it operates,” said Dick.

A few years later, Fred Marcus joined HMB practicing State & Local Tax. “I wanted to be THE SALT attorney in Chicago and HMB was a firm that valued entrepreneurial attorneys,” said Fred. After 10 years, HMB was quickly growing in reputation as a nationwide leader in sophisticated tax work. In 1985, Keith Berk joined HMB as its first corporate attorney. “My goal was to gain the confidence of entrepreneurs by first understanding their business needs and then offering practical legal solutions. This approach supported the long-term growth of many clients. The unexpected benefit was creating lasting friendships."

Today HMB is well respected in Chicago, practices nationwide and has a network of attorneys spanning the globe. With over 60 attorneys at the top of their field, HMB has grown from a tax boutique to providing high performance results in: Business and Finance, State and Local Tax, Trusts and Estates, Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights, Real Estate, Litigation, Technology and Intellectual Property.

“Dick’s vision of a business that was built around providing clients with the experience of a sophisticated law firm in an entrepreneurial setting is in our DNA,” said Managing Partner, Jeff Hechtman. “Over the past four and half decades, we’ve polished a strong group of leaders who understand this drive and have what it takes to deliver on our promise.”

HMB has the privilege of working with countless outstanding companies and individuals. We see our anniversary as a moment to reflect, say thank you to our clients and to reaffirm our commitment to providing a better experience. We look forward to continuing and forging new relationships with you and defining success, together.

Thank you!

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