The Big-Law Boutique

Since being founded in 2000, Fox Swibel has had the same straightforward formula: 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: providing “big-law” quality work in a streamlined boutique firm setting.

Fox Swibel’s lawyers come from major national and international firms, and are attracted to our entrepreneurial culture which is focused on client service. For example: (i) we staff our matters with highly-experienced lawyers whose billing rates are often less than junior lawyers at larger firms; (ii) we impose no billable hour requirements on our lawyers — rather than incentivizing our lawyers to increase time spent on a matter, we reward efficiency; (iii) we offer flexible fee arrangements suited to a particular client’s needs; and (iv) we foster internal cooperation by de-emphasizing “billing credit” in our compensation structure. We believe these and other factors distinguish us from our competitors and greatly benefit our clients.

The Firm represents clients ranging from entrepreneurs to global institutions. The Firm’s principal practice areas are related to commercial transactions and litigation. These include representation in banking and corporate finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, business litigation, corporate and securities transactions, employment law, intellectual property, real estate, and tax related matters.

Fox Swibel handles transactions and litigation for clients that range from Fortune 500 companies to successful entrepreneurs. The Firm represents a large array of banking, hedge fund, hotel, manufacturing, private equity, real estate, retail, and restaurant clients. Our clients have included national institutions such as Bank of America, CBRE, Colliers International, Exelon, H&R Block, Hilco Global, Jewel Food Stores, Johnson Controls, Omni Hotels, PNC Bank, Supervalu, Tishman Speyer, The Toro Company, Tyson Foods, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank, as well as some of the most successful and dynamic local Chicago businesses such as AthletiCo, Cardenas Marketing Network, Inc., Ferrara Candy Company, Garrett Popcorn, Klaff Realty, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Rogers & Holland Jewelers, and Weber Grill Restaurants.