Thomas Cox and Robert Schaul Author “Counseling Early Stage Companies: Advance Preparation for the Exit”

Tom Cox, Partner at McCarthy Duffy LLP, and Robert Schaul, Associate Attorney at McCarthy Duffy LLP, collaborated to author Counseling Early State Companies: Advance Preparation for the Exit, published in Lawyer Issue – December 2016.  Click the first link to read the article and the second link to view the entire Lawyer Issue – December 2016.

Welcome to Our New Website

McCarthy Duffy LLP is proud to announce the launch of OUR newly designed website.

The website welcomes visitors with a clean, modern layout and content that focuses on our mission to provide legal services to businesses and individuals in the Chicago metropolitan area and throughout the country in the areas of commercial and corporate law, real estate, banking, commercial litigation, and estate planning and litigation. The site offers clear and easy navigation that allows clients to quickly learn more about our firm and our services. We offer information on our practice areas, our attorneys and how we can best serve you.

Our site will be regularly updated with news and industry updates, so check back often. And thank you for visiting!

Martin P. Murphy Joins McCarthy Duffy LLP as Partner

McCarthy Duffy LLP is pleased to announce that Martin P. Murphy has joined the firm as a partner and will serve clients out of the firm’s Chicago and Oak Brook offices. He will continue to focus his practice on commercial real estate and business transaction matters, including retail, office, and industrial leasing, purchases, sales and development, residential developments and other commercial real estate and business transaction matters. Before joining McCarthy Duffy, Marty most recently founded and ran his own law firm, The Murphy Law Firm, for six successful years. Prior to that he was a partner in the real estate department of Holland & Knight’s Chicago office, where he was co-leader of the firm’s national commercial leasing team and editor of the firm’s quarterly real estate periodical.

Marty is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law (1990) and the University of Notre Dame (1985).

Woodvale Partners, LLC and McCarthy Duffy LLP Combine

New Firm Positioned to Offer Clients a Broader Range of Legal Support and Business Advice –

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (April 1, 2015) – The partners of McCarthy Duffy LLP and the members of Woodvale Partners, LLC announced the combination of their law practices to create a new law firm focused on providing its clients an edge in the ever-evolving and competitive legal market. The new firm will be known as:McCarthy Duffy LLP.

The combined firm represents the union of McCarthy Duffy LLP, a firm that traces its roots to 1886 with extensive experience counseling individual and business clients in a wide range of legal services, and Woodvale Partners, LLC, a practice founded in 2004 serving entrepreneurs, early and growth stage companies, and the individual and institutional investors that support them.

Both firms have a tradition of providing expert legal services to their clients, while maintaining cost-effective rate structures far below those of larger law firms. The new McCarthy Duffy LLP is uniquely positioned through its experience with individuals, businesses and investors to continue to offer clients top-quality legal services and value-added business advice.

McCarthy Duffy LLP connects clients to the skill and expertise of 12 talented lawyers and professionals in four locations – in downtown Chicago, Oak Brook, Skokie and Palos Park.“The new firm enables us to continue to provide our growing client base with our same high quality service in a broader array of practice areas and more depth in delivering multi-faceted legal services,” – said Robert F. Smith, Partner.

McCarthy Duffy LLP will maintain its commitment to clientele by remaining agile and responsive to the needs of a wide-ranging spectrum of clients of all sizes, including, individuals, entrepreneurs, small businesses, financial institutions, private equity and venture capital funds and midsized private companies.

“Our mission statement in combining these firms ultimately has our clients in mind. The merger will expand our depth of attorneys and practice areas to provide focused and high quality services to our clients while maintaining our respective historically low cost structure to deliver services at rates well below that of our competitors,” – commented Terrence L. Schaul, Partner.

Please familiarize yourself with the depth of practice areas Robert SmithTom CoxDavid LobdellDebbie Bencik Briggs and Karen Kapp bring from Woodvale Partners, LLC to strengthen and complement the practices of the professionals and staff of McCarthy Duffy LLP.

McCarthy Duffy LLP

McCarthy Duffy LLP is a Chicago-based law firm with broad experience counseling individual and business clients. We offer a unique combination of legal and business services spanning mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, business development, venture management, taxation, real estate, banking, commercial disputes, estate planning and related disciplines. McCarthy Duffy LLP serves clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and the United States from offices in the Loop, Oak Brook, Skokie and Palos Park.

Creative Legal Solutions and Vigorous Representation

McCarthy Duffy LLP’s lawyers can address a wide range of legal issues on behalf of individuals, business owners and other parties:

  • The business law attorneys at McCarthy Duffy LLP provide assistance in matters involving business formation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, business developmentventure managementinvestment managementtaxation and other areas.
  • In addition, McCarthy Duffy LLP provides a complete range of real estateservices, including leasing, acquisitions, planning, sales and financing.
  • The firm regularly serves as outside counsel to banks in secured and unsecured lending, workouts, collections, garnishments, citations, check collection, commercial matters and defense work.
  • Trial lawyers at the firm have a record of success in complex litigationinvolving disputes in federal and state courts at all levels.
  • In the area of estate planning, the firm drafts wills, creates trusts, provides business succession planning services and other services. It also provides efficient and cost-effective probate and estate administration services.

A Long Tradition of Service

A hallmark of McCarthy Duffy LLP is its remarkable stability and longevity. The firm and its predecessors have practiced law in Chicago since 1886. McCarthy Duffy LLP looks forward to providing you with the cost-effective legal support that has characterized the firm and its predecessors throughout the previous 125 years.

McCarthy Duffy LLP Moves to New Offices

The offices of McCarthy Duffy LLP moved to a new suite in the updated and modernized building located at 180 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois. Our new address is 180 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2300, Chicago, Illinois 60601. In addition to our new offices, McCarthy Duffy LLP will have an additional office in Oak Brook, Illinois located at 1415 West 22nd Street, Suite 280, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523 following our combination with Woodvale Partners, LLC.