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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Aug
19
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Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Andrew L. Goldstein, a partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice and Intellectual Property Groups, has been named Chicago’s...

Aug
19
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Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that 10 of the firm's attorneys have been listed in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the most highly...

Aug
13
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Rachel Atterberry was interviewed for the article "7th Circ. Warns Attys To Keep Dismissal Bids Spin-Free," which was published Aug. 13, 2014, by Law360.

Aug
07
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As e-commerce rivals brick-and-mortar retailers, manufacturers must employ a variety of tactics in order to control the resale of their products, from limiting discounts to...

Aug
07
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John T. Shapiro authored “FDA Seeks Industry Input on How to Facilitate Consumer Notification of Adulterated Foods," which was published Aug. 5, 2014, in Food Safety Magazine's...

Aug
06
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Freeborn & Peters LLP has announced that David Doyle has joined the Firm as a partner in its Litigation Practice Group. The Group currently claims more than 70 litigators,...

Aug
04
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Endurance Specialty Holdings recently abandoned its $3.2 billion hostile takeover bid for fellow insurer/reinsurer Aspen Insurance. The abandonment of the bid did not come as a...

Jul
31
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Joseph T. McCullough, leader of the firm's Insurance/Reinsurance Industry Team and a partner in the Litigation Practice Group, recently participated in a roundtable discussion...

Jul
31
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John T. Shapiro recently spoke to Law360 for an article titled "5 Tips for Food Companies Looking to Outsource Production," which published on July 30

Jul
21
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When Freeborn & Peters LLP unveiled its new guiding statement, “Your Future Is Our Purpose,” last year, the Chicago-based law firm intended its mission to apply to more...

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

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

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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.

Business and legal insight for the fresh produce industry.

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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Springfield, IL 62701
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