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Richard Nikchevich Recipient of 2013 Client Choice Award

Richard S. Nikchevich
Real Estate Partner

T. 312.629.7344

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg's Richard S. Nikchevich, a partner in the Firm’s highly acclaimed Real Estate Group, was selected as the sole winner of the 2013 Client Choice Award for Commercial Property in Illinois. Rich has 26 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of complex commercial real estate transactions and dispute resolution matters. Last week, two clients were honored as finalists for The Chicago Commercial Real Estate Award’s 2012 Innovative Deal of the Year. Barack Ferrazzano served as lead counsel for the nominated deals, and Rich was a key member of that team. Rich was selected for inclusion in the 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers list. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state were selected.

Client Choice Awards

Established internationally in 2005 by International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology, the Client Choice awards recognize those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client service they provide. Uniquely, these awards survey senior corporate counsel only, with this year’s winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments. Last year, the research was expanded to include North America. The inaugural Client Choice Guide - USA & Canada 2013 includes winners from 33 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces. The complete list of this year's winners is available at

Barack Ferrazzano's Real Estate Group

The Real Estate Group of Barack Ferrazzano has been a cornerstone of the Firm since its founding. The Firm has earned a reputation as one of the premier real estate practices in the country. Chambers USA cited Barack Ferrazzano as "a talented firm that punches well above its weight" in its 2012 Client’s Guide of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, marking the 5th consecutive year the Firm has been a top ranked real estate law firm in Illinois, as well as several of its partners who are consistently recognized as top Illinois real estate lawyers.

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About Barack Ferrazzano

In 1984, two highly respected law professors at Northwestern University and two former members of a prominent Chicago law firm set out to build a firm focused on developing strong client relationships while maintaining the highest quality of legal services. Knowing they were up against the deep pockets and resources of the large, established law firms, they were not deterred by the challenge ahead. In order for this law firm to succeed, they knew they needed to cultivate a working environment to attract and retain a team of exceptional lawyers and non-legal professionals reflective of the client relationships they ultimately intended to build.

These four innovators became the founders of Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP. They were soon joined by like-minded colleagues and the Firm has grown steadily ever since. With just over 100 lawyers from some of the most renowned firms and law schools in the U.S. (about half of whom have been with the Firm for more than a decade), Barack Ferrazzano is equipped with extraordinary talent to handle clients’ complex, time-sensitive and high risk matters. Clients rely on our well-established roots in all aspects of corporate and securities, real estate, commercial litigation and financial services law, along with our comprehensive practices in compensation and employment, intellectual property, tax and bankruptcy to craft practical and effective solutions that meet their challenges and needs. Almost 30 years later, Barack Ferrazzano continues to focus on its client relationships, delivering efficient, team-oriented services of the highest quality just as our founders envisioned.


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