Experienced Lawyers in Chicago and Bannockburn
Solving problems, anticipating problems before they arise, and developing creative approaches to advance your objectives – a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer is a trusted counselor, collaborator and resource.
At Ruben Firsel & Ross LLC, our attorneys offer advice and perspectives based on years of experience and counseling in the areas of corporate, real estate, securities, and estate planning law. Our combined experience and practical approach translates into innovative, efficient, and proactive legal services that put you and your business needs first.
From our offices in Bannockburn and Chicago (by appointment), RFR provides the highest quality legal services to clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Our simple and streamlined boutique structure allows us the flexibility to personalize service for each client, including specially designed fee structures that work for your business. Meet with our attorneys to discuss your legal needs: we are confident that one visit will show you the difference.
Law Firm Addresses Hot Trend: Multifamily Housing Boom
By Philip E. Ruben via Daily Herald staff report
Q: What's new at your company?
A: In 2013 we installed a new document management system which allows our attorneys immediate access to all our client flies, including all documents and emails, helping streamline client services. Now if a client needs immediate assistance, any of our attorneys can help service that client and have all the information at their fingertips.
Q: Do you plan to hire any additional staff or make any significant capital investments in your company in the next year?
A: We've been adding new staff every year, and we're keeping the momentum going into 2014. To that end, our plan is to hire two new attorneys.
Q: What will your company's main challenges be in the next year?
A: The main challenge will be to manage the growth of our company, specifically adding new attorneys, and continuing the excellent service we provide for our clients. We also hope the commercial Real Estate market stays strong.
Q: What's the hottest trend in your industry?
A: The hottest trend in real estate is the multifamily housing boom. Some legal issues faced in these developments are common to other types of commercial projects, but often have a unique twist in the residential rental context. On the corporate end, raising capital for new business ventures including real estate is on the upswing.
Q: If you had one tip to give to a rookie CEO, what would it be?
A: Rule No. 1: Make sure you're properly capitalized.
Q: Do you have a business mantra?
A: Our clients' needs come first.
Q: From a business outlook, who do you look up to?
A: I think it's important to have your own "intellectual" board of directors. For me there have been several managing partners of other firms that have mentored me who I still look up to and ask for advice.
Q: What is one interesting fact about you or your company that most people may not know?
A: Having worked in large corporate firms and seeing the pros and cons, we made the conscious choice to maintain a simple and streamlined boutique structure that allows us the flexibility to personalize service for each of our clients. One of my partners is a former client and we utilize his experiences to assist us in managing our client services.