Lawyers you can understand ...
and who understand you.

Eckhart Kolak is a Chicago law firm for entrepreneurs, middle market businesses, and private wealth. We are the lawyers you can understand … and who understand you. Law is complex, and we have the expertise to handle that, but our mark of distinction is to make complex projects simple and to make confusing plans clear.

Our Approach
  • Eckhart Kolak understands the needs and motivations of the business owner. Because Eckhart Kolak understands that business owners need to get things done, it takes a pragmatic approach to the legal issues confronting its clients. Their counsel is sound, well researched, pertinent, and timely. It’s incredibly refreshing to find a law firm that is a facilitator of commerce as opposed to an impediment.

    Dean M. Stork  •  First Vice President  •  American Chartered Bank
  • Val-Matic has been a client of Eckhart Kolak for nearly 40 years. During those years the personal attention and timeliness of their response to our needs has always been beyond what typically is expected. Their recommendations on both business and legal matters over the years have proven to be helpful and sound. Their litigation abilities have also proven to be flawless. In all respects, they are what anyone would want from an attorney and business partner.

    Patricia Nuter  •  President  •  Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corporation
  • We are a small firm that competes with larger competitors. For this reason, we need responsive and professional legal advice that compares with in-house counsel. Our timelines are short and we need a firm that understands our company and our industry well. Since our incorporation eighteen years ago, I can honestly say that Eckhart Kolak has consistently exceeded these expectations.

    Bob Sala  •  President  •  Distribution Market Advantage, Inc.
  • Eckhart Kolak LLC has been our legal advisor for the better part of the past four decades. There have been a lot of legal issues to address over that time span. Eckhart Kolak has provided us with solid practical advice on issues such as mergers, acquisitions, income tax planning, labor law, real estate leasing and much more. The partners have become knowledgeable of our business and familiar with our management style. It’s a great comfort dealing with a firm that has a strong commitment to the best interests of our Company and our owners.

    Jerry Oprondek  •  President  •  The Metraflex Company
  • Eckhart Kolak has been a valuable resource for the wide range of legal topics that affect a small, growing company, from helping us start and structure the company to HR employment issues, contractual issues and litigation.

    Cira Conley  •  Principal, Operations  •  Gravity Tank, Inc.
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