Best Law FirmBest Law Firm 2016

Horwood Marcus & Berk combines the resources and diversity of a sophisticated commercial law practice with the entrepreneurial atmosphere and creativity of a boutique law firm. We provide world-class resources to clients by drawing on the firm's demonstrated capabilities and relationships to build a team of professionals with proven experience. The unique combination of HMB's unyielding commitment to service excellence along with our flexible team-building approach enables the firm to deliver outstanding results for our clients.

The firm's attorneys have traditionally devoted their practices to business law and planning (including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions); state and local tax planning and litigation; real estate; zoning; commercial litigation; corporate and real estate financing and workout work; estate and asset protection planning; probate; and trusts and estates litigation. Horwood Marcus & Berk attorneys frequently work with other law firms in resolving complex legal questions presented to them by their clients. The firm also maintains excellent relationships with other professional organizations, including various accounting firms, banks, corporate fiduciaries, investment banking firms and venture capital groups.

The firm's clients are involved in a wide range of activities and include Fortune 500 corporations, mid-size and closely-held companies, and family groups. The firm prides itself on an internal structure capable of delivering priority service when necessary for any client.

Horwood Marcus & Berk lawyers are members of various legal committees, speakers at a wide range of conferences and seminars, and authors of articles for leading legal publications. In addition, many lawyers participate in civic and charitable activities in the community.

Contact Information

500 West Madison, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: 312-606-3200

Firm Attorneys

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Richard M. Horwood Richard M. Horwood Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered
Practicing in: Trusts and Estates, Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Practicing in: Trusts and Estates, Litigation - Trusts and Estates

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    HMB attorneys have served as trusted business and legal advisers to middle-market businesses, Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, individuals and families throughout the United States for almost 40 years.

    Formed in 1975 as a Chicago-based tax boutique providing specialized tax planning for individuals and businesses, HMB has evolved into a full-service law firm providing legal counsel and pragmatic business solutions to a wide range of corporate, business and individual clients, including many of the country’s largest corporations, privately-held middle-market businesses, their owners and the businesses that serve the middle market. Today, due to extensive relationships and associations we have with leading lawyers around the world, we have immediate and reliable access to legal expertise in every developed country. As we have evolved with our clients, our firm now offers truly global solutions.

    Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered

    Contact Information

    500 West Madison, Suite 3700
    Chicago, IL 60661
    Phone: 312-606-3200


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    Partners: 30
    Associates: 16
    Other Lawyers: 1
    Paralegals: 10
    International Non-Legal Employees: 47

    Practice Areas

    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
    Trusts and Estates