About/Firm History

 

Miles N. Beermann, along with his partner, Nathan B. Swerdlove, established a small neighborhood law office in 1958 on the busy commercial street of Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago.  At its inception, the firm served a full range of personal and professional legal needs for individuals and businesses alike.   Fifty five years later, Beermann has become one of the largest family law firms in the State of Illinois, and the only family law firm of its size to have an equally impressive business law practice under the same roof.  Having grown to a firm of approximately 45 lawyers with two fully staffed offices in Cook and Lake County, Beermann has continued to expand, not only in size, but in its reputation for achieving exceptional results.

The synergy between the Beermann divorce and family law and business law practice group has been perfected over decades, and allows for a seamless and integrated approach that no other family law firm in the state of Illinois can match.  Many of Beermann’s family law clients are business owners and other professionals whose business dealings are integral to the issues in divorce.  Frequently, the business law attorneys at Beermann will become directly involved in family law matters that involve business ownership and valuation issues, employment related issues, estate planning matters, procedural litigation and even appellate matters pertaining to divorce. 

Only at Beermann can clients receive the full array of legal services in a divorce, without having to outsource other legal issues relevant to a divorce to an outside attorney or law firm. 

Beermann represents a wide range of clients including CEO’s, business owners, celebrities, athletes, lawyers, doctors, and other professionals.  Beermann attorneys have litigated matters throughout the state of Illinois, nationally and across the globe, with our primary concentration in the areas of Cook, Lake, and DuPage County as well as Will and McHenry County. 

In addition to complex financial cases, Beermann has successfully resolved difficult custody and removal cases, while always maintaining focus on the best interests of the children and the integrity of family.  At Beermann, the majority of cases we handle are able to be settled out of court short of expensive litigation.  Beermann offers an array of talented and experienced attorneys trained in Collaborative Law, Mediation, and other cooperative processes geared toward settling disputes amicably, cost effectively and without ever having to step foot in a courtroom. However, as there are times when the situation requires strength and a more aggressive tact, Beermann has the resources to successfully execute whatever litigation strategy is required by the individualized facts of each case seeing it through to its final conclusion.

Similarly, the Beermann business law group is equally skilled and experienced in every facet of business law, from establishing a corporation to handling any type of employment matter associated with the business, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and every facet of law associated with businesses or the individuals of businesses.  Beermann business law practice group has clients ranging from very large privately held corporations to emerging companies, family run businesses and individuals. The attorneys of the Beermann business law practice group have built a reputation for obtaining impressive results and the team is able to handle any type of litigation matter. The Beermann business law group understands the complexities, intricacies and nuances starting, building, growing, defending and sometimes selling of businesses, as well as all of the legal issues that may arise pertaining to employees, as well as the personal needs of business owners such as estate planning, commercial real estate and other matters.

For over 55 years, the lawyers at Beermann have refined the art of identifying the unique and personalized needs of its individual clients.  At the same time, Beermann has built a reputation within the legal community for achieving great results in a professional, discrete and high integrity manner.  At Beermann, our clients are not seen as cases, but rather as extended members of the Beermann family who need protection, advice and direction during a particularly difficult time in their lives.