Legal Elite Awards 2019

US BUSINESS NEWS / 2019 Legal Elite Awards 13 , Lawrence Kamin, LLC Best Banking Litigation & ADR Firm - Illinois: Lawrence Kamin LLC LawrenceKamin, LLC draws uponnearly 90 years of experience to tailor strategic solutions for banking and financial services clients tomeet their most important business objectives. We profile Lawrence Kamin and share the secrets behind its long-standing success as one of the most respected business lawfirms in Chicago. Mar19424 Since its inception in 1932, Lawrence Kamin has been providing exceptional, cost-effective legal services to sophisticated local, regional and national businesses, financial institutions, manufacturers and distributors, insurance companies and wealthy individuals. One of the most impressive aspects of this firm is its litigation practice. A 2018 assessment of Lawrence Kamin’s litigation cases reported a 91% success rate in cases brought to award or judgment. Within the banking and financial services space, Lawrence Kamin regularly litigates for national, regional and local banks, bank- affiliated wealth management, institutional trustees, broker-dealers and investment advisor affiliates. The industry-leading team has advocated on behalf of financial institutions in claims involving breach of loan and guaranty agreements, lender liability, securities fraud, fraudulent conveyance, business torts and institutional trustee and fiduciary litigation. The practice’s attorneys boast a demonstrated track record for success defending lenders in claims arising from federal and state consumer protection statutes, including the Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Working in collaboration with the firm’s bankruptcy colleagues, the Lawrence Kamin litigation group often represents financial institutions in creditors’ rights claims, loan workouts, foreclosures, receiverships and assignments for the benefit of creditors. In the ADR space, the firm has both won and defeated multimillion dollar arbitration claims in forums in Chicago, throughout the U.S. and in London. With a deep understanding of the nuances of arbitration and the effectiveness of distinct strategies within various forums, Lawrence Kamin attorneys have achieved success in forums ranging from the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), to the National Futures Association (NFA) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). One of the keys to Lawrence Kamin’s success is its strong bench of prominent, experienced attorneys. With a median average of 25 years of experience, the firm’s attorneys bring rich industry experience and depth of knowledge to bear at both the partner and associate ranks. With having equally strong litigation and risk management, financial services and regulatory, business and corporate services, tax and estate planning practices all under one roof, Lawrence Kamin attorneys effectively serve a wide range of legal needs for clients. The firm credits its broad-reaching success on the personal approach it takes to each and every client engagement. It starts with listening – a fundamental element that many law firms today often skip over. At Lawrence Kamin, the team invests the time to listen to and understand the client’s business goals and operations so they can assess how the legal matter fits into the client’s larger business strategy. Then the team explores options and any possible impacts with the client before customizing a legal strategy tailored to meet their clients’ identified needs and objectives. In collaboration with its clients, the firm regularly reassesses costs and potential outcomes as a matter progresses, which ensures efficiency and nimble adjustment if client goals evolve. Lawrence Kamin attorneys know that providing continuous communication and reassessments of client goals is the key to efficiently driving favorable results and providing peace of mind for their clients. It is for this reason that the firm has flourished over nearly nine decades and why it is still a key player in Chicago’s competitive legal services market today. With a long history of excellence in the legal market and a dedicated and professional team of experts, Lawrence Kamin has a bright and prosperous future ahead. The practice continues to enhance its service offerings to offer its clients the legal prowess they need to succeed as legal and business landscapes evolve. Contact Details: Company: Lawrence Kamin, LLC Contact: John S. Monical, Managing Partner Phone: 312.924.4262 Address: 300 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60606 Website: Photo by George Papadakis. © 2019 Lawrence Kamin, LLC