About Us

Fitzgerald, Franke & Hewes are Chicago startup business lawyers who focus on working with technology companies, entrepreneurs and business clients. Each partner has over 20 years experience in corporate and technology law. We also have experience as in house counsel and understand the needs of corporate legal departments – especially providing services that are on time and under budget. Because of our small size, we provide high quality legal services with extraordinary responsiveness, communication and accessibility.

Our services typically include:

  • incorporation for startups
  • angel & venture financing transactions
  • employment & human resource matters
  • copyright and trademarks
  • stock option plans
  • standard contract preparation
  • vendor contract negotiations
  • international corporate and transactional matters

With our Chicago startup business lawyers, you receive cost-effective, expert representation and timely legal advice.


Fitzgerald, Franke & Hewes LLP
53 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 838
Chicago, IL 60604