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Responsive. Accessible. Sophisticated. Pragmatic. That’s what service looks like at Much. We’re a business law firm where immersive client relationships are built on high-touch service. We embrace complex challenges, identify untapped opportunities and deliver practical solutions tailored to our clients’ unique business objectives.

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Our Services

Business & Finance

Business is simple, right? Identify your goals, develop a plan, make it happen. Between vision and achievement, however, things can get much more complex. From practical guidance on day-to-day operational matters to transformative strategies for long-term growth and succession, we get to know your business and provide counsel focused on your unique needs.
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Construction is everywhere: just look at any metropolitan skyline. But the risks inherent in developing, building, selling, leasing and investing in retail, residential, commercial and manufacturing projects are ever-present. We help owners, contractors, design professionals and investors negotiate the construction process from the ground floor to the pinnacle of success.
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Creditors’ Rights, Insolvency & Business Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy and reorganizations offer a legal path toward financial solvency. But the road to recovery can also give rise to significant business conflicts. With more than four decades of experience in 40-plus U.S. states and territories, we know – and help resolve – the pressure points and competing interests of debtors, creditors and trustees.
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Health Care

Health care is more than a political football. It is essential to the well-being of individuals, families and businesses. Our attorneys help you adapt to rapidly changing health care policies, pursue emerging market opportunities and find straightforward solutions to even the most complex business, legal and regulatory challenges.
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It takes tremendous passion and drive to succeed in the hospitality industry. Owners and operators of restaurants, hotels, bars, and nightclubs face intense competition and need smart legal counsel to help guide their business decisions. That's where Much comes in.
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Intellectual Property & Technology

Proprietary information, trade secrets and other intellectual property are primary drivers of business growth. Today, your intellectual property rights are more valuable than ever. From traditional patent and copyright protection to entertainment, internet marketing and new-media law, we deliver innovative, proactive counsel and act quickly to resolve IP disputes.
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Labor & Employment

Business depends on people—period. Our attorneys give you clear answers and timely advice on everything from employee agreements, regulatory compliance and employee benefits to executive compensation and union negotiations. We help prevent employer-employee disputes and litigate forcefully when the need arises.
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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Disputes are not necessarily a fact of business life – but they are an ever-present risk. From jury trials and bench proceedings to appellate and Supreme Court arguments, we provide litigation solutions driven by your business goals and realities. As counselors, we help you identify and avoid potential risks; as litigators, we are forceful and persuasive.
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Policyholders’ Insurance Coverage

Insurance has one clear goal: to help policyholders minimize potential threats to their businesses, directors, customers and other stakeholders. But insurers and their clients don’t always see eye to eye. When coverage disputes arise, our attorneys help insured businesses and individuals negotiate effective resolutions that protect their interests.
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Real Estate

A cornerstone of Much Shelist, our real estate team represents parties across the country and from across the spectrum, including developers, buyers, sellers, landlords, property managers, brokers, tenants, institutional investors and syndicators. We negotiate rock-solid transactions and financing terms, work with relevant government agencies and resolve disputes wherever they arise.
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Startups & Venture Capital

From Chicago to Silicon Valley – and beyond – innovation is the lifeblood of any economy. Our attorneys share the entrepreneurial spirit that fuels tech-company founders, their backers and the service providers that support their growth. We advise emerging companies at every phase of development: from idea to IPO, and from spin-outs to mergers and acquisitions.
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Wealth Transfer & Succession Planning

You’ve built companies, achieved professional success and created financial security for your family, business partners and employees. Our attorneys—deeply versed in tax law, succession planning, estate and trust administration, and dispute resolution—provide the personal attention you require to protect and manage assets across generations and leadership transitions.
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Our Offices

Search Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1800, 60606
P. 312.521.2000 F. 312.521.2100
Search Irvine, CA

Newport Beach, CA

660 Newport Center Drive, Suite 900, 92660
P. 949.767.2200 F. 949.385.5355