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Founded in 2018 and located in the thriving River North area of downtown Chicago, Palmersheim & Mathew LLP provides the expertise you would expect from a large law firm, as well as the unparalleled client service that only a boutique firm can deliver. Here are just a few of the things that set us apart.

Our founding partners have decades of experience and success representing clients in wide-ranging business disputes. As seasoned trial and appellate lawyers, they have represented clients in state and federal courts nationwide—while also helping many of their clients achieve business objectives without litigation.

Many of our cases involve complex, multi-faceted, and highly-technical business disputes. We take great pride in our ability to build a deep and nuanced understanding of each client’s industry, organization, and case and, in turn, develop thoughtful, sophisticated strategies for success.

We are motivated to reach your goal, not simply create more work. We develop sensible and straightforward strategies for resolving each dispute; staff cases leanly with smart lawyers who can execute efficiently; strive to resolve cases early, before costly litigation is required; and leverage cutting-edge software and technology to streamline litigation. Our goal is to achieve outstanding outcomes with fewer lawyers, fewer headaches, and less wasted effort.

While some firms may take a standardized and formulaic approach to every client engagement, we take pride in finding the optimal path for each unique case—recognizing that not all victories must be won in the same way. We think outside the box to provide the most informed and pragmatic counsel for resolving each distinct business dispute.

While other firms fight cases largely on paper (leveraging ever-changing teams of junior-level attorneys), we believe in the tangible benefits of meaningful, consistent personal relationships. Our founding partners play an active role in every case, building a deep understanding of each client and business, and striving for long-term relationships that extend beyond a single case or matter. The more we learn about you and your business, the more impactful our counsel becomes.

As a boutique firm, we are unhindered by rigid operational constraints and can adapt our fee arrangements based on the client, case, budget, and potential outcomes. While a reasonable hourly fee may be appropriate for many types of cases, there are instances in which a flat fee, partial contingency, full contingency, or hybrid approach would be preferable—so we work with each client to reach a fee agreement that makes sense.

We feel strongly that giving back to our community is not simply an obligation, but a privilege, and we have provided a range of pro bono services, including representing disadvantaged and underserved individuals in a variety of matters. In addition, we strive to maintain a diverse workforce and client base, recognizing that with diversity comes new perspectives and, in turn, new and better ways of approaching challenges.

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