Business Law We counsel businesses on legal issues such as organization, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, labor and employment matters and intellectual property protection.
Real Estate/Land Use We shepherd real estate and development projects to successful conclusion.
Litigation Trial and appellate lawyers practicing through the United States and achieving exceptional results.
Government Law We serve as general counsel to, and special prosecutors for, government entities such as cities, townships, public agencies and municipalities.
Homeowner and Condominium Associations We advise associations in all aspects of HOA law, including compliance, governance and litigation.
Insurance Recovery We represent insureds when their carriers fail to live up to their obligations.
Higher Education We represent colleges and universities facing compliance and litigation challenges.
Private Client and Wealth Preservation Our attorneys counsel individuals, families and business owners on estate and tax strategies to preserve wealth including: Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Charitable Planning and Charitable Foundation Formation and Governance.
When experience counts, count on Rathje Woodward.
At Rathje Woodward, clients are served by lawyers who have practiced, on average, 20+ years in their fields. Our experienced attorneys remain fully-engaged in every aspect of a matter to ensure our clients receive high-quality, solutions-oriented advice in a timely manner.
Recently, a large contractor retained Rathje Woodward to file a complaint and seek a temporary restraining order following the resignation of a key employee who joined a competitor.
As summer approaches, recent changes to the tests as to whether Fair Labor Standards Act (wages/overtime) applies to interns are worth revisiting. The Department of Labor examines the “economic reality” of the relationship and who derives the primary benefit from that relationship to determine whether the intern should be paid as an employee.
The firm secured summary judgment worth over $2 million in Owners Ins. Co. v. Seamless Gutter Corp., an insurance coverage dispute pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County.