Lawrence Kamin was founded in 1932 by A. Charles Lawrence and Max Frederick Goldberg. In the uncertain aftermath of the 1929 market crash and the hostile business climate of the Great Depression, Lawrence Kamin’s founders pledged to serve not just as lawyers, but as trusted advisers, crafting sophisticated legal solutions tailored to each client’s business needs.
Over the decades, our clients’ needs drove the firm’s evolution. As some clients weathered the dynamic restructuring of securities and financial services sectors, and other clients expanded into new manufacturing and distribution industries, our attorneys developed new areas of specialized focus to guide them.
Nearly 90 years later, Lawrence Kamin maintains its place among the most respected law firms in Chicago, with equally impressive business law, litigation, financial regulatory, and tax and estate planning practices all under one roof.
Lawrence Kamin is a business law firm that takes a personal approach to every client engagement. For nearly 90 years, our firm has provided exceptional, personalized and cost-effective service to sophisticated local, regional and national businesses, financial institutions, manufacturers and distributors, insurance companies, and wealthy individuals.
Lawrence Kamin attorneys have perfected the synergy across focus areas, resulting in a seamless, integrated practice approach and unparalleled level of service for our clients.
At Lawrence Kamin, we offer tailored solutions to meet the needs of our clients and drive favorable results.
For all clients, we are a firm with uncompromising values and a systematic approach for achieving our client’s goals.
At Lawrence Kamin, we bring the same level of focused attention and passion to every client matter and engagement, no matter the size or complexity. We define ourselves through a core set of values consistent with exceeding client expectations:
Quality – Consistently provide service of the highest caliber.
Efficiency – Strive to allocate professional resources to avoid inefficiency and minimize client costs.
Creativity – Explore conventional and innovative legal approaches to achieve client objectives.
Integrity – Exemplify the highest standards of professional, fiduciary, and personal ethics.
Collaboration – Serve the client through teamwork; Cultivate partnership with the client and the client’s other advisers, including accountants, insurance agents, brokers and other attorneys.
Two things permeate every stage of client representation by Lawrence Kamin:
We start by listening to our client’s goals, so that we can understand how the legal matter fits into the client’s larger business strategy. We then explore options with the client, explaining costs, benefits, and potential outcomes of alternative strategies. Together, we tailor a legal strategy customized to the client’s business needs.
Our attorneys bring skill while implementing the client’s legal strategy, but are nimble when making adjustments to it. To ensure efficiency, we regularly reassess costs and potential outcomes as a matter progresses. To stay on target, we reconfirm client goals as the matter evolves. We know that this approach is key for driving favorable results and providing peace of mind for our clients.