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

Aug
04
press

David Ter Molen authored “House Passes GMO Labeling Bill,” which was published Aug. 4, 2015, by Food Safety Magazine.

Aug
04
press

Anthony Zeoli recently provided commentary to the Chicago Tribune and Alton, Ill.-based WBGZ Radio on the equity crowdfunding bill that Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law on...

Jul
31
press

Darren VanPuymbrouck was interviewed by Law360 about his move to Freeborn.

Jul
31
news

The former Chief Legal Officer of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and the former General Counsel of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) have joined the firm.

Jul
29
press

Darren VanPuymbrouck and his move to Freeborn are the focus of the story "Chicago's Freeborn & Peters Snags Fast-Moving Lateral," published July 29 by American Lawyer.

Jul
24
press

Law360 mentioned John T. Shapiro in an article regarding the verdict in the closely watched Chicago pension lawsuit.

Jul
22
press

David Ter Molen recently provided commentary to food industry website FoodNavigator-USA concerning ongoing litigation..

Jul
16
press

Gladys Zolna writes about new Affordable Care Act reporting requirements that affect employers that sponsor self-insured plans.

Jul
15
press

Cynthia Bergmann comments on the progress the legal world has made in gender equality and the steps it has yet to take in InsideCounsel.

Jul
14
press

David Becker and Tina Wills were mentioned in a Law360 article that published on July 13.

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

Exploring current crowdfunding, peer-to-peer (P2P), JOBS Act and related topics from a legal perspective.

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.

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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Inquiries

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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