We're Building Your Cathedral

One of our founding partners -- Michael Freeborn -- tells a story about a traveler who sought wisdom centuries ago. As the traveler wandered through an ancient construction site, he asked a stone cutter, "What are you doing?" The man growled, "I am breaking rocks."  Next the traveler came upon a second stone cutter and asked again, "What are you doing?" The man furiously wiped his brow, replying meekly, "I am just trying to earn a living for my family."  Finally, the traveler came upon a third stone cutter who smiled broadly as he cut the rock.  Again he asked, "What are you doing?" The stone cutter stopped his work and, with a twinkle in his eye, responded, "Can't you see?  We are building a cathedral!" As the traveler learned that day, the right perspective changes rocks to cathedrals.  At Freeborn, we truly believe our hard work builds a better future for our clients. 

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News

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Jeffery Cross has been named among the faculty for the the world’s first online LLM and MJ programs in global competition law for lawyers and other working professionals in the...

Jan
26
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Freeborn attorney Ed Filer was profiled in Leading Lawyers Magazine’s 2015 Real Estate, Construction & Environmental Edition in a piece entitled, "From Fighter to Problem...

Jan
23
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David Ter Molen writes about the past year in legal risks and strategies involving food product labeling and marketing, as well as what to expect in 2015.

Jan
23
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Freeborn & Peters is pleased to announce that 44 of the firm’s attorneys have been chosen as 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, which recognize the state’s top...

Jan
22
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In November, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued proposed rules for the regulation of prepaid card products. The proposal amends Regulation E and Regulation Z to...

Jan
12
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Cindy Bergmann was recently interviewed by a reporter with FleetOwner magazine, a major publisher of news and information for the trucking industry.

Jan
06
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Hon. Fred Foreman received the 2014 “Judge Harold Sullivan Award for Judicial Excellence.” The honor, which is administered by the Illinois Judges Association, recognizes...

Jan
05
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Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Vito M. Pacione has joined the firm as a Partner in its Real Estate Practice Group.

Jan
05
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Jeffery Cross authored the column "Take Control of the M&A Process," which was published in the December 2014/January 2015 issue of Today's General Counsel.

Jan
02
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The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin recently recognized Partners Jeffery M. Cross and Anthony J. Carballo for their efforts in sponsoring and spearheading a Lawyers United for the...

Insights

From cutting-edge legal developments to the law's business implications, we publish our perspective through Insights, a collection of resources designed to help advance your business.

 

Blogs

Current legal trends and hot topics affecting the transportation industry.

Issues and Trends In Employment, Restrictive-Covenant and Trade-Secret Law.

Esq. Wired is a blog focused on social media, technology and innovation.

Legal insights on branding, labeling and IP issues in the food and beverage industry.

News & commentary on legal developments in the brewing, distilling and winemaking industries.

About Freeborn

We Live By Our Core Values

In 1983, six of our lawyers formed Freeborn & Peters LLP with a goal to create a meaningful environment where everyone could provide the highest value service.

Today from our Chicago headquarters, more than 200 professionals assist clients with their legal and business matters across the country and often across borders.

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311 South Wacker Drive
Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 60606
P. (312) 360-6000
F. (312) 360-6520
info@freeborn.com

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Suite 202
Springfield, IL 62701
P. (217) 535-1060
F. (217) 535-1069
info@freeborn.com