Our corporate lawyers help business owners and investors achieve their dreams. We provide practical guidance to business managers as they navigate the challenges of legal compliance and balance the risks inherent in business.

Corporate lawyers in all of our offices handle sophisticated transactions and business issues all across the country. We have decades of experience delivering the services that clients need with a value-driven approach.

Like the entrepreneurs with whom we regularly work, we are flexible and quick on our feet. We readily tailor our services to the needs of your business, whether you are an emerging company, a family-owned enterprise or a middle market company seeking to grow or sitting atop the Fortune 500.

We offer this efficiency without expecting you to forego the creativity and attention of our most experienced lawyers. We staff our matters responsibly, but the key to our firm, our success and our satisfaction with our corporate practice is that we are lawyers who work to understand your business, your drives and your challenges. We want to help accomplish your goals, to get your deal done, to offer you practical and timely legal solutions.

Our breadth of experience and ability to tailor our services also positions us well to coordinate all the legal needs of your business. We regularly serve businesses as their outside general counsel. We help you to anticipate issues and to ensure that all your legal needs receive the attention of the right legal talent at the right time. We place at your disposal the talent and resources of one of the largest law firms in the country with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Delaware, Indiana, Los Angeles, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.

Our attorneys and the department as a whole continue to be recognized for their commitment to excellence and leadership in their fields. Some recent examples include:

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide gives Barnes & Thornburg first-tier recognition in Litigation (General Commercial); Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions; and Labor & Employment, among others. Forty-two attorneys are individually recognized.
  • The Legal 500 (United States) (2009) named the firm's Mergers, Acquisitions and Buy-Out Practice as among the best in the Midwest.
  • Listed as one of Corporate Counsel Magazine's "Go-To Law Firms of the World's Leading Companies."