Fox Swibel is Chicago’s leading boutique business law firm. We recruit top lawyers who were educated at the nation’s best law schools and who formerly were partners and associates at nationally-known, highly-respected large firms, and focus on what the Firm does best: provide “big-law” quality work in a streamlined boutique setting.

Much like our clients, our attorneys have the entrepreneurial determination to deliver first-rate creative business solutions with a cost-effective approach. We value long-lasting relationships and continually evolve our services to meet our clients’ needs.

Fox Swibel is a member of The Interlex Group, an association of leading law firms around the world. Interlex is 1 of only 10 international legal networks receiving Chambers’ highest “Band 1 – Elite” ranking. Our Managing Partner currently serves as the President of Interlex, and our leadership role in the organization affords us close relationships with leading law firms in 60 countries.

Rick, Scott and Hays


Corporate & Securities Group Expands With Three New Attorneys

Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP is pleased to announce new partners Richard S. Meller and Hays C. Ellisen, and associate Scott A. Schonfeld have joined the Firm’s Corporate & Securities Group.

Rick Meller, formerly a partner at Latham & Watkins, LLP, brings significant experience in the energy, hospitality, gaming & leisure, and retail industries.

Hays Ellisen comes to Fox Swibel from his own law firm in New York. His expansive private fund experience will add to the Firm’s growing investment management services.

Scott Schonfeld is experienced in the areas of corporate and securities, investment management and real estate.  Scott worked in Silicon Valley as a market research analyst for the video gaming industry prior to joining his former firm, Pircher, Nichols & Meeks.

Fox Swibel is proud to have Rick, Hays, and Scott join the ranks of Chicago’s leading boutique business law firm.