Billy and Ben have teamed up to create FirmEquity in Chicago, Illinois. We primarily represent clients in the Chicagoland area, but our practice extends throughout Illinois. We pride ourselves on representing regular people and small businesses.
Billy and Ben use technology to create efficiency and lower costs for clients. As an example, we use web-based legal research tools that give us instant access to any case or law, rather than slowly browsing a dusty bookshelf of legal tomes.
I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006 with a degree in Political Science, Finance, and Economics. I stayed around Champaign for law school and graduated in 2009. I then worked at a big law firm in downtown Chicago. I quit in early 2011.
I thought that I could not be happy practicing law - I was wrong. After I quit the big law firm life, I began representing my own clients. I realize now that I love helping normal people and small business owners solve their legal problems. I am passionate about helping startups, social enterprises, and nonprofits. I also handle matters involving copyright, bittorrent downloads, defamation, free speech issues, insurance, landlord-tenant, wills, and misdemeanor charges.
I love social entrepreneurship and technology. Although it is a work-in-progress, I created the FirmEquity website in one sleepless, tea-infused night. I have started a charitable vitamin company called UnaBellaVita. We are a registered L3C. I am also working on building Storymap, Polity, and BeFounders.
I live in Bucktown, Chicago with my buddy Jimmy P. I claim to be the friendliest attorney in Chicago, so don’t hesitate to contact me: