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About the Firm

Midwest Base, Nationwide Practice, International Reach

Benesch is a business law firm with offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Chicago, Hackensack, Indianapolis, Shanghai and Wilmington. The firm serves national and international clients that include public and private, middle market and emerging companies as well as private equity funds, entrepreneurs, not-for-profit organizations, trusts and estates.

Proactive Today, Forward-Thinking for Tomorrow

We are proud of the client relationships we have developed and work hard to maintain them. Our clients tell us they value our overall business acumen and our commitment to building a deep understanding of their businesses and industries. Our attorneys serve as trusted counselors, advocates, and partners in all aspects of a legal or business issue. Today’s fast-paced and ever-changing business climate makes it essential to not only proactively address today’s needs but also look ahead. We practice for tomorrow so our clients are ready for what’s next.

Strong Individuals, Stronger in Teams

The 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, which describes itself as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S. and establishes a system that ranks firms based upon the number of attorneys selected in designated areas, named 56 Benesch attorneys as Best Lawyers in America®. Additionally, 21 Benesch attorneys were ranked in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA.

We develop client-focused teams to ensure first-class legal service, provide diverse and knowledgeable perspectives on business issues and better apply the firm’s collective strength and experience to our clients’ advantage.

Strength Through Growth

Our firm will celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2018 and continues to expand geographically and grow steadily. Since the beginning of 2015, our firm has welcomed over 70 new attorneys; increased our number of attorneys firm wide to our current total of 191; and opened a new office in Chicago. The strategic addition of these attorneys and offices is another step in executing our growth plan and our goal to continuously enhance the service we provide to our clients.

Our practice areas include Business Succession Planning & Wealth Management, China, Commercial Finance & Banking, Corporate & Securities, Executive Compensation & Benefits, Insolvency & Creditors’ Rights, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Public Finance, Public Law, Real Estate & Environmental and Tax. Some of the industries the firm concentrates in include Private Equity, Banking, Health Care & Life Sciences, Polymers, Packaging, 3D Printing, Transportation & Logistics, Energy & Natural Resources, Shale Oil & Gas, Data Security & Privacy and Construction.