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

Apr
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Jeffery M. Cross authored the article "Narrow the Scope of the Client Representative's Deposition," the latest in his series "The Antitrust Litigator."

Apr
23
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Richard S. Lauter, Leader of the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group, was elected to his first term as a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)...

Apr
22
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Freeborn received a 2014 “Horizon Interactive Award” for its animated holiday e-card, "Toucan Fun."

Apr
21
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Freeborn & Peters has earned a Legal Marketing Association (LMA) “Your Honor Award” in the category of “Promotional/Collateral Materials – Newsletter or Alerts.”

Apr
13
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Jeffery M. Cross and Dylan Smith authored “When Internal Compliance Monitoring Stumbles, Directors And Officers May Face Risk,” which was published in the May 2015 issue of...

Apr
13
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Freeborn attorney David Becker co-authored an article that published in the winter 2015 issue of the American Bar Association's Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal...

Apr
08
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David L. Ter Molen authored “Food Safety and GMO Labeling: Two Federal Bids to Reduce Patchwork Rules," which was published April 6, 2015, by Food Safety Magazine.

Apr
02
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When it's time to sell a business, certain provisions in an investment bank's engagement letter can have a significant impact on the deal.

Mar
30
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The legal industry continues to undergo tremendous change, from shifting client expectation to the delivery and pricing of legal services.

Mar
26
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Inspiration Kitchens, the social enterprise restaurant of non-profit Inspiration Corporation, was recently featured on ABC network's "The Chew." The segment aimed a spotlight...

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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For general information about our Firm and our capabilities, contact us by email at info@freeborn.com, by telephone or mail at the contact addresses below.

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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
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