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Our Practice Areas

BN&F is comprised of a diverse blend of skilled attorneys offering contemporary knowledge and understanding of the ever evolving law.  We serve a local, national and international clientele, in various fields, including manufacturing, real estate, service, banking and financial institutions and a variety of professions. Our services include corporate, labor/employment, real estate, banking, estate planning/probate, pension and employee benefits, tax, and litigation:

BN&F acts as general corporate counsel, and assists our clients with regard to contract negotiations, and corporate governance and compliance. The firm represents clients in corporate acquisitions, mergers and leveraged buyouts. We participate in the review and negotiation of bank loans and other financing arrangements.

Our labor lawyers provide management strategy and documentation services during union organizational drives and elections. We represent our clients in labor negotiations, arbitration and mediation, and appear before the National Labor Relations Board, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other state and federal agencies.

Our real estate department advises our clients in all forms of real estate transactions, including developments, purchases, sales, exchanges, leases, commercial or otherwise.

Banking clients benefit from BN&F expertise in regulatory and transactional work. We handle document preparation and negotiation for all forms of financing, and assist our clients in the formulation and documentation of loan programs such as home equity loans.

BN&F provides personal estate planning, probate and trust services to all clients, regardless of the size of their holdings, including tax planning and the structuring and preparation of wills and trusts.

BN&F provides transaction and litigation counseling with regard to construction agreements, contract document analysis and insurance and surety bond coverages as well as representation in connection with mechanics lien, State and Federal performance and payment bond matters and construction claims.

Financial re-structuring and asset protection practice provides financial solutions and alternatives in all financial areas that confront both individuals and businesses in respect to insolvency, reorganization and asset protection and preservation.

Our litigation practice includes trial and appellate work at all levels of the federal and state judicial systems. Our expertise includes specialized areas of law such as prosecution and defense of commercial, transactional, financial  and employment disputes, mechanics or other lien claims and various matters involving construction litigation.

Our tax department handles federal and state tax matters for our clients. We prepare corporate, partnership and fiduciary returns, and appear before the Internal Revenue Service, Illinois Department of Revenue, and all other taxing agencies and tribunals.