Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres LLC


  • WBE

Firm Size

  • > 50

Willing to Act as Local Counsel

  • Yes


Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres LLC is a full-service law firm headquartered in Chicago. Formed by attorneys from preeminent international law firms, the firm’s team of over 65 attorneys provides clients with exceptional legal service from entrepreneurial and results-oriented professionals. We are driven by our core values in all that we do. We represent a diverse group of clients—including private equity firms, founders, family businesses, family offices, and public companies (among others)— in sophisticated and complex legal matters and transactions. For more information, please visit us online at


Chicago, IL

180 N LaSalle St #3400

Person of contact: Jessica Fairchild

Practice Areas

  • ADR/Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance
    • Asset-Based Financing
    • Bankruptcy and Credit Restructuring and Workouts
    • Commercial and Industrial Lending and Financing
    • Debt Placements
    • Private Banking Transactions
    • Private Equity & Fund Transactions
  • Construction
    • Architectural and Design Professional Agreements
    • Construction Contracts
    • Litigation
    • Mechanics and Materials Lien Law
  • Corporate
    • Corporate Governance
    • Internal Investigations
  • Corporate, M&A & Securities
    • Asset Purchases, Stock Purchases, and Leveraged Buyouts
    • Corporate Governance
    • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
    • Master Services and Supply Agreements
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Private Placements
    • Recapitalizations, Restructures, Spin-Outs, and Divestitures
    • Venture Capital and Early-Stage Financing
  • Gaming
  • Intellectual Property
    • Copyright
    • IP Agreements/Licensing
    • Litigation
    • Other Transactions
    • Software Distribution Agreements
    • Trademark
  • International Transactions
    • Cross-Border Acquisitions & Sales
  • Labor & Employment
    • Arbitration
    • Compliance
    • Drafting Employee Handbooks / Policies / Documents
    • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
    • ERISA
    • Investigations - Internal/Agency
    • Labor /Union
    • Leave and Pay Acts (e.g. FLSA / FMLA / Service Contracts Act / Davis Bacon Act / Walsh-Healey)
    • Litigation
    • Regulators/Regulations (e.g. DOL, NLRB, OFCCP, OSHA, OWBPA, SOX,)
    • Trade Secret
  • Land Use/Zoning
  • Litigation/Trials
    • Administrative
    • Construction
    • Corporate/Commercial (Shareholder Derivative Suits, Securities, FINRA, Antitrust, Banking, Bankruptcy, etc.)
    • Employment (HR, Discrimination, ERISA, Labor, Workers Comp, etc.)
    • Estate/Trust Law
    • Intellectual Property (Patent/Trademark)
    • Real Estate
  • Private Equity
  • Private Funds
  • Real Estate/Commercial Transactions
    • Acquisitions, Leasing, and Dispositions
    • Commercial Leases
    • Development
    • Land Use Planning and Entitlements
  • Securities
  • Sports
  • Tax/Tax Credits
    • Tax Law Change
    • Tax Opinions
    • Tax Planning and Transactional Implementation
  • Technology Transactions
    • Acquisition and Licensing of Patents, Software, Trademarks and Trade Secrets
    • Blockchain and Smart Contracts
    • Enterprise Resource Platforms: Cloud/SaaS/PaaS Computing
    • Joint Ventures and Technology Development Agreements
    • Master Services Agreements
    • Master Supply Agreements
  • Venture Capital
  • White Collar / Investigations
    • Compliance
    • Whistleblower

Firm Bio

Our lawyers are trusted advisors and counselors valued for their legal skill, intellectual curiosity and commitment to forging pragmatic solutions. We have practiced and trained at some of the world’s most prestigious firms and have worked on the most cutting-edge and complex matters.

We have served as general counsel to innovative companies, government agencies and non-profits. We leverage technology to enable top-flight legal talent to work in a more flexible environment that better suits their needs and elicits the creative and precise work we demand. We believe that our structure and our culture allow our lawyers to apply their energy and talents to what matters most – the client.

On any given day, we file formation documents for a three-person startup and a proxy statement for a Fortune 500 company. We counsel founders through the sale of companies to which they have devoted their hearts and souls. We manage crises, negotiate major transactions, grow and protect ideas and treat our clients as relationships and partnerships, not as matters and cases.