McCarthy Duffy Partner Tom Cox Featured on “The Savvy Entrepreneur”

What issues should start-up company founders consider when determining the initial ownership of their businesses? How should they structure and allocate equity interests? These and other topics were discussed by McCarthy Duffy Partner Tom Cox on a recent episode of WLCB Lakes Radio’s “The Savvy Entrepreneur.” 

The Savvy Entrepreneur is a radio talk show dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed by sharing tools, tips, and resources. Tom sat down with host Doris Nagel to discuss start-up company ownership, founder’s equity and valuation issues. He also shared his thoughts on what makes these businesses successful.

To listen to a recording of the conversation, visit

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).