McCarthy Duffy Partner Tom Cox Featured on “The Savvy Entrepreneur”

What issues should start-up company founders consider when determining the initial ownership of their businesses? How should they structure and allocate equity interests? These and other topics were discussed by McCarthy Duffy Partner Tom Cox on a recent episode of WLCB Lakes Radio’s “The Savvy Entrepreneur.” 


The Savvy Entrepreneur is a radio talk show dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed by sharing tools, tips, and resources. Tom sat down with host Doris Nagel to discuss start-up company ownership, founder’s equity and valuation issues. He also shared his thoughts on what makes these businesses successful.


To listen to a recording of the conversation, visit

Martin P. Murphy Joins McCarthy Duffy LLP as Partner

McCarthy Duffy LLP is pleased to announce that Martin P. Murphy has joined the firm as a partner and will serve clients out of the firm’s Chicago and Oak Brook offices. He will continue to focus his practice on commercial real estate and business transaction matters, including retail, office, and industrial leasing, purchases, sales and development, residential developments and other commercial real estate and business transaction matters. Before joining McCarthy Duffy, Marty most recently founded and ran his own law firm, The Murphy Law Firm, for six successful years. Prior to that he was a partner in the real estate department of Holland & Knight’s Chicago office, where he was co-leader of the firm’s national commercial leasing team and editor of the firm’s quarterly real estate periodical.

Marty is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law (1990) and the University of Notre Dame (1985).

McCarthy Duffy LLP Moves to New Offices

The offices of McCarthy Duffy LLP moved to a new suite in the updated and modernized building located at 180 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois. Our new address is 180 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2300, Chicago, Illinois 60601. In addition to our new offices, McCarthy Duffy LLP will have an additional office in Oak Brook, Illinois located at 1415 West 22nd Street, Suite 280, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523 following our combination with Woodvale Partners, LLC.