Top Notch Business Attorney Needed – Droids on the Treadmill Need Not Apply

You’re weary of being a droid, robot, or machine – laboring to attain your billable hours under more senior attorneys while being buried in the back office, library, and out of sight. You don’t have the level of client interaction and counseling you believe you deserve.  You want to be a bigger voice in terms of client recommendations, business development, and firm direction and focus.

We’re looking for an outstanding business lawyer, an individual who wants to combine a strong career and financial success, without the pain that comes from the billable hour treadmill found in large regional and national firms.

We’re an entrepreneurial law firm operating on a national level with successful business owner clients primarily in the logistics, transportation, and real estate sectors. Over the last 5 years, we’ve evolved to where we are today as a firm with 20 employees.  Our vision is to become general counsel to more top-tier businesses that have revenue between $25,000,000 to $1,000,000,000.   We need a few additional exceptional business attorneys to help lead us down that path. We’re seeking a generation of Jedi Masters of Business Law – who are as passionate about their knowledge and experience as lawyers as they are about the success of their clients.

You might be seeking a role that allows you to do a wide range of work that includes autonomy over files and client interaction compared to the narrow focus of doing what you are told in other firms. You’re probably seeking a greater work-life balance to spend more time on personal hobbies and passions – like non-profit work, and more time with your family – especially on weekends. You might be thinking about wanting to get away from being in a downtown firm to escape both the billable hour treadmill and commuting pain. Finally, you want to be intellectually challenged, and do it within a growth-oriented environment.

You’re probably working in one of the following environments: one of the large law firms in the Chicago area doing general business work in corporate structure, buy/sell agreements, employment law, and other outside general counsel activities – we serve as our client’s virtual Chief Legal Officer.  Or you might be working in a smaller legal office where the growth, challenge, and intellectual stimulation is not quite there – you’re a little bored, underwhelmed, and under-utilized for your capabilities.

Here are a few comments our lawyers have told us about why they enjoy working at Fornaro Law so much:

“Fornaro Law has unexpected reach, camaraderie, and capabilities.  I never expected the strength of the clients and range of sophisticated work that is generated through this firm.”

“They allow and encourage me to use my ingenuity.  It is welcomed rather than discouraged.”

“We are empowered to interact with clients and take care of client issues and are told that we need your energy now.”

“Thankfully, I am not told that the gray hairs will take care of the issues or that I need 2 levels of approval before I send out an email.”

“Fornaro Law has a forward-thinking approach allowing our experienced attorneys to practice law and expand their skills.”

If this sounds like an opportunity you might want to explore, we’d like to have a conversation with you – even if there is a slight chance this might improve your personal life, your financial success, and your career impact. Send an email to along with a resume or summary of your background, and a cover letter describing an accomplishment or two in how you have helped a client succeed, or where the documents you have drafted have held up to scrutiny.

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