Goldberg Kohn: Overview
Building a Legacy One Lawyer at a Time
Law firms seem to be obsessed with getting bigger and richer, modeling their growth after the global accounting firms. Principals don't know each other and mergers combine unlike cultures and inconsistent standards. Goldberg Kohn has been charting a different course for over 35 years, one lawyer, one client and one matter at a time and has built a reputation for great work, for being great to work with and great to work for.
Every day Goldberg Kohn earns and reaffirms its reputation for skill and integrity by competing with the largest and most recognized firms in court rooms and conference rooms throughout the world. The firm gets more than its share of top legal talent, first class clients and outstanding results. Increasingly, both talented lawyers and frustrated clients are turning to Goldberg Kohn to escape from impersonal and numbers-driven mega firms.
Delivering the Resources of an Entire Firm One Client at a Time
Clients assume that attorneys will know the law but they want their attorneys to answer their phone calls, listen actively and find ways to add value to the client's business. They want lawyers who understand their goals and help them shape solutions that work. They demand consistency and efficiency. Goldberg Kohn has worked hard to build a firm culture around satisfying these requirements.
It is often said that clients hire lawyers not law firms, but clients should have the benefits of the firm's best resources, unhindered by internal politics or economics. In many firms, the guiding philosophy for principal compensation is, "you eat what you kill." Goldberg Kohn doesn't view clients as prey. Goldberg Kohn attorneys direct their competitive energies at competitors and focus their ambitions to serve client needs. The firm's attorneys have a big investment in each other and have built a firm based on the values of mutual trust, support and respect: for each other, clients and staff. These standards have served the firm well as Goldberg Kohn's clientele has steadily grown to include an impressive and diverse list of Fortune 500 companies, middle-market businesses, entrepreneurs, state and local governments and agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Serving Chicago and the World One Matter at a Time
How does Goldberg Kohn serve its clients from one office in Chicago? The various client businesses take the firm's attorneys all over the country and around the world. Goldberg Kohn has positioned itself to assist clients efficiently wherever they need help- not by raising rates to subsidize branch offices in expensive markets, but by going where the matters are. The firm's litigators have handled cases on-site in virtually every state, and the firm's transactional lawyers regularly handle matters nationally and internationally. Goldberg Kohn acts as general counsel for clients headquartered from New York to Arizona and practices coast-to-coast at Midwestern rates.
Goldberg Kohn is proud to be the Chicago member of Meritas, a long-standing business alliance of nearly 200 carefully selected independent commercial law firms located around the world. Meritas members are locally based firms who know the local courts and customs and are experienced in cross-border and cross-cultural disputes and transactions. Meritas firms treat every referral as though it came from their best client. Like Goldberg Kohn, they are community leaders with outstanding reputations and connections in their markets. Learn more at www.Meritas.org.