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I am an attorney and counselor at law. The tag phrase for my firm is "A fresh approach to a venerable profession." Essentially, that means the the law is a profession and not a business!  Clients' interests should be and are, at my firm, placed ahead of the firm's own interests.

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Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Financial Services: 45%
    17 years, 75 cases
  2. Investment Fraud: 20%
    17 years, 50 cases
  3. Business: 15%
    20 years, 35 cases
  4. Arbitration: 10%
    17 years, 25 cases
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (30-45%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. We shared a client on a particularly delicate and unique business/real estate matter and he performed admirably. My client was more than satisfied with his services. Since then I have referred several matters, mostly business litigation, and have heard nothing but praise.

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    Thomas Thorson Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

May Law, PC

180 North Wacker
Suite 350
Chicago, IL, 60606

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199511/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice Award for 2012AVVO2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentMay Law, PC2006 - Present
PartnerLewitas & May2004 - 2006
AssociateHenderson & Lyman2000 - 2004
General CounselAccess Financial Group1996 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Bar AssociationSecurities Committee1998 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationSecurities Committee1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Broker-dealer seeks declaratory and injunctive relief that it need not participate in FINRA arbitrationDefendants' Motion to Dismiss denied
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Counsel's Corner - Compliance WatchEXPUNGEMENT OF MATERIALS FROM THE CRD, IS FINRA RULE 2080 THE ONLY WAY?2012
Counsel's Corner - Compliance WatchFINRA's New Suitability Rule2012
Counsel's Corner - Compliance WatchOutside Business Activities, FINRA Rule 32702012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1992
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLLM in Financial Services LawN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Practice ManagementBusiness Organizations2009
Introduction to Business LawSecurities Laws2007