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Our History

In 1991, a group of like-minded attorneys from larger firms founded Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd. We sought a more entrepreneurial approach to practicing law — and wanted to serve mid-market businesses and owners who need sophisticated expertise but a straightforward, common sense approach.

Over the years, we have cultivated steady, organic growth rather than consolidation. We have been headquartered in the heart of downtown Chicago since the very beginning, helping clients with a hands-on approach that makes the complex as simple as possible.

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We Understand Your Business

We value teamwork and straight talk. Simplicity, whenever possible. And hard work that brings it all together. We start by asking questions — and listening to your answers so we can understand your business, challenges, and objectives. Then we work together to assemble the right people, experience, and tools for your needs.

Straight Talk

We believe in open communication without the legalese. Straight talk, straight answers. Because you shouldn’t need a translator when you’re seeking legal advice.


Our attorneys work side by side to give you the counsel you need, no matter your goals. We have the breadth of counsel you need right in our office, but we’re structured to serve you efficiently. And we’ll work as a member of your team, not just your law firm.

Passion and Dedication

We believe in our work, and bring that passion and dedication to every project. We work hard at every phase — from initial consultation through resolution — to make sure you understand our actions and meet your goals.


Our value lies not just in the work we produce, but in the relationships we build. We go beyond simple legal advice to help you with business solutions. We will always act as a partner you can trust to have your best interests at heart.

What matters most to us? That's easy. Our people. Unparalleled service. Teamwork and cooperation. Character and integrity. These are the values that define our culture and upon which our firm is built.
Our Values

Our Team

Our team can be an extension of your own. Learn more about our diverse experience and backgrounds.

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Our Services

We offer comprehensive services to meet the needs of mid-market businesses and owners. No matter your needs, we can help you solve a challenge. See our full list of practice areas.

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