Service drives our clients’ success
Burke Warren's experience, structure, pricing, and size make it uniquely qualified to deliver exceptional legal services that our clients require to thrive.
Teamwork propels us forward together
At Burke Warren, teamwork is a defining core principle that fosters consistency and collaboration in our relationships with one another and with our clients.
Experience across practice areas
At Burke Warren we are large enough to provide a wide range of legal services, but small enough to be efficient and flexible in the manner in which those services are provided.
Commitment To Community
Committed to organizations large and small, professional and civic, charitable and philanthropic, Burke Warren enthusiastically encourages its attorneys to be engaged in their communities.
Stability In All We Do
During turbulent times, Burke Warren used its fiscal strength and stability to grow its exemplary team of attorneys and to expand its expertise in its core specialties.
Burke Warren continues to achieve the goals we set in 1992: the highest
quality legal services, delivered with a personal touch, at fees that
provide real value to our clients.
Meet Our Team
Burke Warren attorneys bring substantial experience to the table in a wide range of practice areas.View Team
Our attorneys have successfully briefed and argued appeals in the Illinois Supreme Court, the Illinois Appellate Court, other state appellate courts, and federal courts of appeal.
- Automotive Franchise
Burke Warren is home to one of the nation’s leading law practices dedicated to serving new vehicle franchises, their owners, and family members.
- Banking and Financial Services
Our longstanding clients include state and federally chartered institutions and their directors, who conduct business globally, nationally and in small communities.
- Class Action
Our class action practice group has defended hundreds of class action lawsuits locally and nationwide.
- Closely Held and Family Businesses
Representing the owners of closely held businesses spanning a multitude of industries has been a pillar of our firm's practice since our inception.
Our attorneys provide expert counsel to owners, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and lenders in commercial and residential construction projects, involving private and public sector participants.
- Consumer Financial Services Litigation
Regional and national banks and financial services companies, including some of the nation’s largest, rely on us to handle individual actions, class actions, mass actions, multidistrict litigation, and appeals.
Our team of experienced corporate attorneys provides comprehensive, expert legal and business advice across all industries, serving the full business law needs of our clients.
- Eminent Domain
Our eminent domain practice group represents the interests of both public and private entities in condemnation proceedings.
- Environmental Law
Our team is here to help you navigate the issues and provide counsel to you in developing and implementing plans for operations and compliance with a myriad of environmental laws and regulations.
- Family Offices
Our firm represents a number of family offices throughout the United States with regard to various aspects of their operations.
- Government & Regulatory
Our practice encompasses various industries and services surrounding governmental entities—including public finance, real estate tax appeals, health care, zoning, eminent domain, land use and entitlements.
- Health Care
Our health care practice is national in scope and our clients range from start-up ventures to Fortune 20 corporations.
Our hospitality attorneys provide a full suite of legal services for our clients in the hospitality industry, focusing on proactive strategies for navigating the complex issues.
- Institutional Risk Management & Internal Investigations
Our attorneys have more than thirty years of experience conducting internal investigations of large corporations, educational institutions, and religious entities.
- Insurance Recovery
Our insurance recovery attorneys work closely with clients from a wide range of industries and professions to secure needed coverage under policies of all kinds.
- Labor and Employment
Our attorneys represent management—public and private, large and small, profit and not-for-profit—in the entire spectrum of employment-related matters, with a focus on preventing problems before they occur.
Burke Warren litigators bring a wealth of experience, strategic insight, and a long record of successful results to the businesses and individuals we represent in a wide array of litigation matters in Chicago and across the United States.
- Medical Office
Our attorneys provide a full range of medical office transactional services.
- Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
We seek solutions whenever possible that conclude with an amicable parting of ways and continuation of the business, rather than destructive conflict that leaves owners picking up the pieces of a once-lucrative endeavor.
- Public Finance
Our attorneys have many years of experience serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, disclosure counsel, issuer’s counsel, bank counsel and borrower’s counsel.
- Real Estate
Burke Warren includes one of the most active and experienced real estate law practices in Chicago representing developers, lenders, investors, governmental entities, insurance companies, and pension funds as well as the real estate needs of Fortune 500 companies.
- Real Estate Brokerage
Our attorneys represent real estate professionals throughout Illinois and beyond wherein we counsel real estate brokerage companies, their agents and related professionals on all legal and administrative issues relating to real estate brokerage.
- Religious Organizations
Burke Warren includes one of the nation’s preeminent legal practices serving all aspects of the unique needs of religious organizations including the protection of their First Amendment rights.
- Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy
Our group is involved in virtually every aspect of insolvency, most notably in the areas of restructuring, bankruptcy, reorganization, debt resolution and business and commercial litigation.
- Software, Data, and Information Technology
Our attorneys have assisted technology firms in all aspects of their business.
- Tax Advisory Services
Our tax attorneys have extensive experience in all areas of income taxation relating to businesses and individuals.
- Tax-Exempt Organizations
Our attorneys guide tax-exempt organizations through the labyrinth of federal and state regulations by providing them with sophisticated, multidisciplinary legal advice.
- Trust and Estate Litigation
Being known for careful trial preparation, we are often able to obtain favorable settlements for our clients without going to trial, saving them time and money.
- Wealth and Succession Planning
Burke Warren attorneys serve clients ranging from entrepreneurs in early stages of wealth creation to clients with the most complex needs included among the Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans.