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Firm Overview

Lavin & Waldon, P.C. was founded in 1993 by Steven H. Lavin and Dennis C. Waldon. Previously, Mr. Lavin was the managing partner, chairman of the executive committee, corporate department director and marketing and development director for a prominent over 70 year old mid-size Chicago law firm for which Mr. Waldon served as director of the litigation department.

Lavin & Waldon, P.C. provides legal representation for your corporate and individual interests with an emphasis on personalized attention, accessibility, and timely results. The attorneys in the firm have broad-based experience in a wide variety of commercial and financial transactions and settings, as well as extensive accomplishments in resolving disputes through negotiations, at trial, and in appellate courts, arbitrations and administrative hearings. The firm utilizes the relationships it has established with law firms both domestic and globally in serving its clients’ needs in matters located in the United States as well as abroad.

Our attorneys are members of the American, Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations.

Our clients are engaged in a wide array of businesses, industries and professions, with emphasis on food processing and packaging businesses. Clients range in size and complexity from large corporations engaged in national and international trade, to small businesses, individual proprietors and professionals.

A sample of our clients' businesses, some of which are public and others private, includes:

  • Aftermarket auto and truck products (Midwest)
  • Agricultural products
  • Aircraft engines, parts, computers and other products (Global)
  • Commercial, residential and industrial real estate (Midwest)
  • Construction (Midwest)
  • Domestic and international banking (Global)
  • Gas exploration and drilling (Domestic)
  • Medical devices (Domestic)
  • Packaging materials and mailers (North American)
  • Pool and spa products (North American)
  • Real estate development, leasing, sale and acquisition (Domestic)
  • Retail sale of cars and trucks (Midwest)
  • Value added food processing (Global)
  • Vertical integrated food production (Global)

By using written fee agreements with our clients, the firm ensures that the basis of the attorney-client relationship is clearly presented and understood. Lavin & Waldon, P.C. is typically compensated based upon the hourly billing rate of the attorney performing the work or in some instances, on a predetermined fixed fee basis. Our lower overhead results in lower billing rates than those of larger firms, but with the same high quality work and successful results. Under the appropriate circumstances, a full or partial contingent fee arrangement will also be considered.

Lavin & Waldon, P.C. brings to its clients’ problems and opportunities an entrepreneurial spirit, an aggressive attitude designed to achieve practical solutions, and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, integrity and professionalism.