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About Us

Making your business our business for over 30 years

Garfield & Merel, Ltd. is a boutique law firm emphasizing hands on personal attention to its clients' needs and goals in the areas of transactional and corporate law, real estate, banking and related litigation.

The goal of the firm is to not only address the legal issues confronting its clients, but to address these issues from a practical businessman's point of view in order to evaluate and advise of solutions in an efficient cost-effective manner. The quality of our work has been independently recognized by our peers in the form of Richard Merel, Alan Garfield and Stephen Alderman having received Martindale-Hubbell ratings of AV Preeminent® - the organization's highest rating for legal ability, professional excellence and professional ethics. This work ethic is the foundation of our practice for attorneys and our professional support staff.

Our firm is proud of the fact that our areas of concentration and expertise have been recognized by clients of all sizes and nature and that, as a result, we have found ourselves representing many clients who would have typically refrained from retaining the services of a law firm of our size.

The firm is broad based in the areas of commercial real estate, commercial, corporate and transactional work and related litigation. Our clients consist in size from small and midsize business entrepreneurs to publicly held companies.

Our corporate transactional practice encompasses contractual matters, corporate guidance, mergers and acquisitions, financing, employment and related services to guide our clients.

Our services to banking institutions include work out and restructures of loans and representation in loan originations and modifications.

Our real estate practice includes services related to development, sales and acquisitions, leasing, financing and zoning.

Litigation is an integral aspect of the firm's practice. The firm is conscious of the costs of litigation and takes steps reasonably appropriate to aggressively pursue a favorable litigation outcome, but with an eye toward cost containment. Our services are broad based in the area of civil and commercial litigation in state court, federal district court or bankruptcy venues.

Our People

Get acquainted with our experienced attorneys

Alan H. Garfield

Richard A. Merel

Stephen M. Alderman

Keith A. Chadwick

Gregory A. McCormick

Erica Byrd

We're located conveniently in downtown Chicago

Garfield & Merel, Ltd.
  • Two Prudential Plaza
  • 180 N. Stetson Ave.
  • Suite 1300
  • Chicago, IL 60601-6710
  • (312) 583-1600