Chicago

Gould & Ratner LLP: The People, the Experience and the Passion for Client Service…Making a Difference in this Complex World.

Gould & Ratner is a law firm with a wealth of legal experience and business acumen. The firm’s services are designed to reflect the needs of well-established organizations and growing businesses, as well as those of individuals and families. More than just legal advisors, our lawyers consistently demonstrate the care and commitment that set us apart.

For seventy-five years, Gould & Ratner LLP has provided comprehensive legal counsel to entrepreneurs, family businesses, key executives, middle market and Fortune 500 companies on a broad range of complex legal, tax and business issues. Gould & Ratner combines experience and sophistication with an attitude of teamwork, responsiveness and care. We believe that every client deserves, and Gould & Ratner is committed to provide, sophisticated legal advice, delivered cost-effectively and with a personal touch.

Our clients operate in a wide range of fields, including manufacturing and distribution, technology and telecommunications, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, construction, hospitality, food and beverage and gaming, as well as emerging new industries.

Gould & Ratner acts as general counsel for domestic and international companies with annual sales in excess of $1 billion and has structured sophisticated and complex domestic and foreign transactions as well as tried and settled thousands of lawsuits and workouts.

Gould & Ratner LLP is a key member of an international law firm network, LawExchange International. This organization enables Gould & Ratner to provide virtually seamless geographic coverage throughout many nations in the world. LawExchange International is comprised of top quality law firms with members worldwide. Referrals to LawExchange International members provide the client with comfort to know that its matter is in top quality hands, and will be well orchestrated and coordinated with Gould & Ratner.

Our attorneys are trained and educated in multi-faceted legal areas so that each one can guide a client through more than one issue, rather than bouncing them from attorney to attorney. They translate their legal knowledge and business skills into practical solutions that work for our clients. However, when a team is needed, the right people are just down the hallway. Gould & Ratner has the ability to offer our clients a cross-disciplinary approach in managing their questions and concerns in many industries and practice areas including:

Business Counseling and Transactions
Construction
Family Business & Entrepreneurs
Employment & Human Resources
Environmental
Estate Planning
Financial Institutions
Gaming
Hospitality, Food & Beverage
Intellectual Property
Litigation
Non-Performing Loans
Private Equity/Venture Capital
Real Estate
Restructuring and Insolvency
Sports and Entertainment
Tax & Wealth Transfer
Tax Controversy
Telecommunications, Media and Technology