Sponsor Spotlight - Quarles & Brady

June 11, 2020

Sponsor Spotlight - Quarles & Brady

Why does your firm support CREW Chicago? Quarles & Brady strives to create an atmosphere where staff and attorneys embrace the different experiences and perspectives brought to the table. The diversity of our people allows us to better understand—and better serve—our clients. We have developed robust policies and programs to recruit, train, and support diverse and women attorneys, so every member of the Quarles & Brady team can fully realize their potential and enjoy successful careers. We have been named A Best Big Law Firm for Female Attorneys by LAW360 each year since 2016, received a 100% rating in Human Rights Campaign's Annual Corporate Equality Index each year since 2015, are recognized as a Top 100 Law Firm for Women, by Women Inc. Magazine, and are a nine-time recipient of gold standard certification by Women in Law Empowerment Forum. These recognitions showcase that Quarles & Brady supports women in law and aligns perfectly with CREW Chicago's mission of advancing the power and success of women in Commercial Real Estate. 

Does your firm have a mission statement?  If so, what is it? We strive to learn our clients' businesses—to see the horizons through their eyes. We don't just counsel, but invest in the success of each client, partnering with them to achieve their business goals. This dedication and investment is what sets Quarles & Brady apart: we provide a true partnership, in every sense of the word. At Quarles & Brady, it's about what we do and how we do it. Our values direct how we do business, how we engage each other, and who we select to join our firm.
Our values are:
  • Clients First: We will place our clients’ interests first, the firm’s interests second, and individuals’ interests third.
  • Purpose: We will be relentless in working to achieve our clients' and the firm's goals.
  • Integrity: We will conduct ourselves in accord with the highest ethical and professional standards at all times.
  • Respect: We will treat everyone at the firm in a respectful, candid, and collegial manner and we will uphold our commitment to diversity and community involvement
  • Collaboration: We will conduct ourselves in the spirit of shared effort.
  • Continuous Improvement: We will constantly strive to improve our performance.

Briefly describe your products and services: The Quarles & Brady Real Estate Group is highly ranked by Chambers USA and Midwest Real Estate News®. Our interdisciplinary team approach draws upon our real estate, corporate services, financial institutions, tax, environmental, labor & employment, commercial litigation and commercial bankruptcy, restructuring & creditors' rights practices, and ensures that our clients benefit from a full spectrum of resources within the firm. In general, Quarles & Brady is a full-service firm and our attorneys have extensive experience within a wide range of practice areas and industries.

Who is your ideal client? Quarles & Brady clients include major national and multinational corporations, developers, institutional real estate investors, national retailers, hotels and hospitality companies, technology companies, educational and research institutions, municipalities and government agencies, charitable organizations, tribes and tribally-owned enterprises, industry executives, and high-net-worth individuals. They are industry leaders in real estate, technology, energy, financial services, health care, insurance, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing, to name just a few.

What else would you like CREW Chicago members to know about your firm? For over 125 years, Quarles & Brady has provided quality legal services to a wide range of industries on a national and international stage. Quarles & Brady is a multidisciplinary AmLaw 200 legal services provider with nearly 500 attorneys practicing at the top of the profession in 10 offices nationwide, located in Chicago, Indianapolis, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Naples, Phoenix, Tampa, Tucson, and Washington, D.C. Our national presence allows us to draw upon a group of highly skilled attorneys from all across the country to ensure the right people are working on our clients’ matters.
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