About Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
The founding vision of Barack Ferrazzano in 1984 was to create a new model that departed from the standard "mega-firm" approaches and, instead, focused on delivering efficient, team-oriented services of the highest quality. Our founding partners - two highly respected law professors at Northwestern University and two former members of a prominent Chicago firm - were soon joined by like-minded colleagues also seeking an alternative to the large law firm environment. We have grown steadily ever since.
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Area of practice
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.
Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights
Compensation & Employment
Corporate & Securities
Cybersecurity & Technology Team
Fashion Luxury & Retail
Motor Vehicle Group
Restructuring & Financial Services Task Force
Tax & Business Planning.
Awards and recognitions
Richard Nikchevich Recipient of 2013 Client Choice Award
Eight Barack Ferrazzano Attorneys Named 2015 U.S. News - Best Lawyers
Diversity is a core value of Barack Ferrazzano, and the firm is committed to diversity in the broadest sense of the word. Diversity fosters an atmosphere in which a variety of ideas can be fully examined and tested, ultimately producing the best results for our clients. We actively recruit talented professionals and staff based on commitment to personal and professional excellence, and we welcome people of different backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment to diversity and fostering a welcoming culture attracts the most qualified candidates to the firm and creates a rewarding and fulfilling environment for our people. The firm
Summer associate program
Barack Ferrazzano typically hires three 2L summer associates each year. Thus, we limit our on-campus search efforts to a small number of top-tier law schools. We also participate in select job fairs and off-campus interview programs.
We encourage top 2Ls and 3Ls at other top-tier law schools to forward their resumes for consideration. In general, we seek well-rounded law students who have excelled in their academic pursuits.
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