Established in 1984 in the Windy City, BFKN has focused from the start on delivering high-quality, efficient, team-oriented service. The firm excels in a range of practice areas, with strong litigation teams and internationally renowned transactional practices. Its clients represent well known businesses—both U.S. and international—over a wide range of industries, including fashion, luxury goods, and retail; manufacturing; motor vehicle; technology; wine and spirits; and energy.

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2023)

100 - 150


No. of Partners Named (2023)



Featured Rankings

Top 150 Under 150


No. of Summer Associates (2023)



Base Salary

1st year: $205,000


No. of U.S. Offices


About the Firm

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg is a three-office, Chicago-headquartered firm with sophisticated practices in bankruptcy; compensation and employment; corporate and securities; financial institutions; insurance coverage; intellectual property; litigation; manufacturing, distribution and franchising; motor vehicle; real estate; tax and business planning; and white collar defense and regulatory enforcement. The firm takes a flexible and modern approach with a legal team of more than 100 attorneys, and its clients represent some of the most internationally renowned companies over a wide range of industries—including fashion, luxury goods, and retail; manufacturing; motor vehicle; technology; wine and spirits; and energy—and numerous other well-known U.S. and international entities.

Distinctly Different&l...

Diversity at Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP

"Diversity is a core value of the Firm and we are committed to diversity in the broadest sense of the word. Diversity fosters an atmosphere in which a variety of ideas can be fully examined and tested, ultimately producing the best results for our clients. Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy is all inclusive, and we are committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting diverse and talented professionals on the basis of performance and merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status,..."

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