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Practice Groups

  • Business, Corporate and Transactional Law


  • Harvard Law School
    J.D, 1976
  • Northwestern University
    B.A. with Highest Distinction in History, 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois 1976
  • Massachusetts 1983 (inactive)

Court Admissions

        • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois 1976


Of Counsel, Richard R. Perlman

Meet Richard R. Perlman, Of Counsel. Mr. Perlman is a graduate of Harvard Law School with more than 35 years of experience in a wide range of legal work, including corporate, transactional and business law; and he also has done courtroom work and other litigation work, including arbitrations. The range of transactions and other business matters in which Mr. Perlman has represented clients includes negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts, licenses, purchases, sales, leases, spin-offs, business start-ups, risk management, confidentiality agreements, non-compete agreements, distribution arrangements, sales representative arrangements, commission arrangements, and other commercial transactions, as well as employee relations and benefits. In addition, Mr. Perlman has also managed litigation (including court room cases, arbitrations and mediations) on behalf of his clients and engineered settlements in such matters where that was in the best interests of such clients. His clients range from multi-million-dollar businesses to individuals. Additionally, he is a member of the panels of arbitrators of a number of organizations, including the American Arbitration Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Mr. Perlman was rated Super Lawyers ®  for 2019.

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Notable Successes

  • Mr. Perlman is a top-rated attorney as evidenced by his: “10 Superb” rating from, “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, selection for inclusion by Super Lawyers® (Illinois 2019) , and “Business Start-up Attorney of 2015 in Illinois” designation in CorpINTL Legal Awards 2015.

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Awards & Memberships

Leading Lawyer Network
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Esteemed Lawyers of America
The National Trial Lawyers
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