Advertising, Marketing and Promotions

Advertising, Marketing and Promotions The firm has extensive experience with sweepstakes and contest law as well as other aspects of marketing such as coupons, premiums, free offers, and employee incentives. This experience includes counseling regarding sweepstakes and contest rules as well as associated advertising and marketing materials. The firm also advises clients on privacy issues • Read More »

Lending and Corporate Finance

CONTACT Bruce N. Menkes Joe Voss Lending and Corporate Finance Mandell Menkes transactional attorneys negotiate and prepare documents for lending and corporate finance transactions and related transactions.  Specific areas of expertise include: Commercial and Secured Lending. Mandell Menkes lawyers have extensive experience in commercial and secured lending.  The Firm represents banks, insurers and other lenders • Read More »

Transactional and Business Consulting

CONTACT Steven P. Mandell Transactional and Business Consulting Mandell Menkes transactional attorneys negotiate and prepare documents for corporate, securities, real estate, merger, acquisition, licensing, contracting, and other types of commercial transactions. Specific areas of expertise include:   Commercial and Secured Lending. Mandell Menkes’ lawyers have extensive experience in commercial lending. Mandell Menkes represents banks, insurers • Read More »


E-Commerce Companies have relied on our attorneys’ expertise in publishing, advertising and marketing law since the inception of this firm. As the commercial and media landscape began shifting in recent years, our services likewise evolved. Whether helping a small entrepreneur form a new internet venture or a Fortune 500 navigate the perils of on-line publishing, • Read More »

Alternative Risk Transfer Mechanisms

CONTACT Steven P. Mandell Alternative Risk Transfer Mechanisms Mandell Menkes is one of the few Chicago firms with a long-term involvement in the Alternative Risk Transfer practice area. Reacting to the hardening of the insurance market in the mid-1970’s, Mandell Menkes lawyers pioneered the formation of group or association captive insurance companies for various industry • Read More »

Intellectual Property

CONTACT Steven P. Mandell Intellectual Property Through its representation of clients in the entertainment, media and computer industries, Mandell Menkes has developed a sophisticated intellectual property law practice. Mandell Menkes provides a wide array of legal services relating to intellectual property rights, including: Trademarks: counseling and guidance regarding the selection and policing of trademarks, clearance • Read More »

Payment Systems and Credit Cards

CONTACT Steven P. Mandell Payment Systems and Credit Cards Retailers who need help with payment card issues, such as establishing co-brand relationships with issuers consult Mandell Menkes practitioners to create sound legal foundations for their programs. Our team is well-acquainted with the intricacies and business aspects of these transactions.  The agreements we prepare help avoid • Read More »


CONTACT Peter Strand Thomas R. Leavens Hillel Frankel Joe Voss Entertainment Mandell Menkes lawyers have a long-established focus on creative industries and endeavors. The firm represents both institutional and talent clients in a variety of transactional and litigation matters – including complex contractual negotiations and other strategic transactions – and crafts favorable outcomes to difficult • Read More »

Consumer Finance

CONTACT Bruce N. Menkes Consumer Finance A substantial part of our practice consists of advising clients on legal issues arising from consumer lending and leasing, including unsecured closed-end loans and lines of credit, credit, debit and gift cards, retail installment sales contracts, personal property loans and leases and residential mortgage banking. Our clients have included • Read More »