What We Do

Providing peace of mind through responsiveness and forceful advocacy

Our Experience
FVLD client concerns are as diverse as operating overseas hedge funds, publishing Chicago newspapers, building Brazilian wind farms, brewing the Number One Midwestern craft beer, bottling the market-leading soft drinks in North, South and Central America, and ownership of landmark Loop hotels and office towers.

Our practice areas

Commercial Litigation
  • Federal and state courts litigation
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Appeals
Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Outside general counsel services
  • Business formation and planning
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Estate and Succession Planning
  • Individuals
  • Business entities
  • Estate and trust administration
Futures and Securities
  • FCMs, BDs, IBs, RIAs, CTAs, CPOs, prop traders
  • Regulatory and compliance, enforcement actions
  • Private fund offerings
  • Litigation and arbitration
Intellectual Property
  • Copyrights and trademarks
  • Patent litigation and trade secrets
  • Domain name disputes
Internet and Technology
  • Data Privacy
  • Software dev and licensing agreements
  • Social Media
Labor and Employment
  • Proactive employment policies, practices, and training to keep clients out of court
  • Defending against harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblower claims
  • Executive and professional planning
  • Collective bargaining and other union matters
Media Law and First Amendment
  • Defamation and privacy
  • FOIA and public access
  • Reporter’s privilege
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business sales
  • Business acquisitions
  • Spin-offs
  • Shareholder and partner disputes
Real Estate
  • Acquisition and financing
  • Leasing
  • Taxation

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