Goldberg Kohn relies on both attorneys and staff to ensure the firm's clients receive the best service and personal attention possible.

Benefits and Programs

Goldberg Kohn is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits program to staff members.  The benefits program contains a variety of plans intended to enhance the employees' lives and the lives of their family members now and in the future. Several of the benefits offered include:

  • Medical insurance through Blue Cross and Blue Shield.  There are three plans available: PPO, high deductible PPO and HMO.  The firm subsidizes a large portion of the premium and the employee's portion can be deducted on a pre-tax basis under our cafeteria plan.
  • Dental insurance through Delta Dental.  The firm offers a very rich plan with a maximum annual benefit of $2500 and any remaining amount can be carried over into the next benefit year.
  • Vision insurance through EyeMed.  The plan offers coverage for both doctors and retail outlets.
  • Life, Short-term and Long-term disability insurance.  Once eligible, these plans offer financial assistance in the unfortunate event of loss of life or a non-work related illness or injury.
  • Wellness Week and Flu Shots are offered in May and October respectively.  During Wellness week Goldberg Kohn offers several educational programs, blood screenings, outdoor activities and other fun events to motivate everyone to focus on health and well-being.
  • Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps maintain and promote the well-being of employees both in the workplace and in their personal lives.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) is available to all fulltime staff and is accrued on a monthly basis. A new employee will accrue 18 days in the first year and that amount increases at certain scheduled levels as tenure with Goldberg Kohn grows.
  • Staff are eligible for a merit bonus, which is based on the employee's performance throughout the year. Eligible staff members hired during the calendar year will receive a pro-rated bonus. 
  • The firm offers a matching 401(k) program.
  • The firm offers a transit and commuter benefit that allows staff to designate pre-tax monies for transportation (CTA/Metra) and/or parking. 
  • Goldberg Kohn offers a flextime program to all staff after the 90-day initial employment period.  The schedules available are 8:30 to 4:30, 9 to 5 and 9:30 to 5:30.  The schedule must be approved by all affected supervisors.
  • Secretarial teams are utilized to provide staffing support to the attorneys and legal assistants when a secretary is out of the office.  Each attorney is assigned a back-up secretary and the team works together to ensure each team member can take their preferred days off.
  • Staff Appreciation Week in April is celebrated every year with a variety of special events, such as breakfasts, themed lunches and gifts.  The firm is very appreciative of staff and is happy to thank them for all their efforts.
  • Holiday schedules are decided in November each year and typically the firm is closed eight to nine days for scheduled holidays.
  • The firm maintains a flexible dress code that enables our staff to work comfortably in the workplace and dress for their day.
  • Goldberg Kohn hosts an annual holiday party at year-end and a bi-annual summer picnic for the entire firm.  The firm also ensures that each department hosts its own holiday party.
  • The firm believes in ongoing communication with staff about performance, therefore official reviews are scheduled at 90-days, mid-year and year-end.  Compensation for staff is reviewed at year-end and any salary adjustments are generally awarded in January.
  • If you have to work late during the week or on the weekends, the firm offers overtime meal and transportation reimbursement.
  • The Cultural Crossroads Committee is made up of staff members and their responsibility is to work with the Diversity Committee to bring educational and enlightening programs to the firm about different cultures, religions and backgrounds. These lunch programs have been very successful and some of the recent programs include Chinese New Year, Juneteenth, Buddhism and Jewish holidays.
  • The firm has many initiatives in place in an effort to make the firm as eco-friendly as possible. The firm started a Project Green Committee in 2007 and this group of attorneys and staff have worked hard to make the firm as eco-friendly as possible.
  • Initial orientation and training for staff lasts two to three days, depending on assignment.  The first morning is spent filling out the necessary paperwork and touring the firm, followed by a welcome lunch. Upon return in the afternoon, employees begin their computer training.  The firm's trainer spends the next day or two with new employees and schedules follow up appointments to check in on your comfort level with all of the Goldberg Kohn computer systems.

Attorneys At Law

55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792
Tel: 312.201.4000
Fax: 312.332.2196
Email: info@goldbergkohn.com

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