Our Firm


Our History

Founded in 1886, McCarthy Duffy’s over 100 years of practicing in the Chicago area stands as a testament to our commitment to developing long term relationships with our clients, built on a foundation of deep trust and high-quality work. However, our commitment to long-term relationships does not end with our clients but extends to our own attorneys. 

McCarthy Duffy prides itself on our long history of mentorship and lawyer development, making sure that every member of our team meets our high standards. In addition, our unique firm composition and competitive rates allow us to represent a wide range of clients, both large and small.

Our Mission

We understand that navigating the complexities of business law requires more than just legal prowess – it demands a deep understanding of our client’s industry. Our attorneys possess a wide range of experience in a variety of different industries, including food & beverage, healthcare, real estate, and zoning & licensing.

Our mission is to use this breadth of knowledge to provide a tailored, high-quality experience for each and every client.

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Our Clients

Our clients include multinational private equity-backed companies, individual and institutional investors, national and regional banking institutions, substantial manufacturing and retail concerns, real estate investors and managers, contractors and developers, and numerous other personal and business clients, including not-for-profit corporations. 

Our engagements have spanned general contract and commercial matters to compliance activities to multi-hundred million-dollar investments and acquisitions.