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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.

Philip E. Ruben
Philip is a founding member of Ruben Firsel & Ross LLC and has been in private practice for almost thirty years. He has substantial experience in representing software companies and . . . READ FULL BIOGRAPHY


Michael D. Firsel
Founder and principal of Ruben Firsel & Ross LLC, Michael concentrates his practice on all aspects of real estate, including development, transactions, leasing, real estate tax reductions, governmental incentives . . . READ FULL BIOGRAPHY


Michael E. Ross
Michael is a senior partner of Ruben Firsel & Ross. His practice encompasses all areas of commercial real estate, with extensive experience in complex transactions. Michael advises clients in matters of. . . READ FULL BIOGRAPHY


Andrew Sannes
Andrew Sannes, a partner in the firm’s business practice group, engages in a general corporate and business counseling practice, focusing on the representation of private businesses, public companies . . . . . . .READ FULL BIOGRAPHY


James Henegan
Jim is a partner in the firm of Ruben Firsel & Ross LLC, specializing in commercial real estate transactions. He has extensive experience in shopping center development and leasing, as well as. . . .READ FULL BIOGRAPHY


Christine S. Bolger
Christine Bolger is a senior associate in the firm of Ruben Firsel & Ross LLC, practicing in all aspects commercial real estate law. She represents local and national clients in acquiring, selling, leasing, and financing. . . . READ FULL BIOGRAPHY


Daniel Cunix
Daniel is an associate with the firm of Ruben Firsel & Ross, LLC. A 2012 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, he will advise clients on matters pertaining to corporate and real estate law. . . .READ FULL BIOGRAPHY

Ruben Firsel & Ross, LLC

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.

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