Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott

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Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP is a Chicago and Denver-based law firm founded by Fred Bartlit, Jr., Phil Beck, Skip Herman, James Palenchar, Don Scott, and Mark Ferguson in 1993. The firm is a spin-off of Chicago-based law firm Kirkland and Ellis. The American Lawyer magazine named the firm its litigation boutique of the year for 2009.[1]

Trial practice[edit]

The firm has handled cases in Accountants Liability, Antitrust, Class Actions, General Commercial Litigation, Hedge Fund, Private Equity, and Financial Institution Cases, Intellectual Property, General Product Liability, Pharmaceutical Product Liability, Fraud and Securities Cases, and Toxic Tort Cases.

Bartlit Beck does not charge by the hour. Instead, it enters into fee agreements that reward success and efficiency on a non-hourly basis.

Corporate practice[edit]

Bartlit Beck's corporate practice (led by Jim Palenchar) focuses on middle-market mergers and acquisitions (negotiated and hostile), securities offerings and compliance issues, corporate finance, fund formation, tax matters, and counselling on sensitive corporate governance matters.

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