Hart & David, LLP

Hart & David, LLP

The sophistication and expertise of a large corporate firm. The responsiveness and care of a boutique. - Hart & David LLP

Firm Overview

Hart and David, LLP is a multi-service law firm conveniently located in the suburbs of Chicago and the beautiful Chicago suburb of Downers Grove. We dedicate ourselves to assisting all walks of clients including individuals, start-up companies, small businesses, estates, trusts, partnerships, and limited liability companies with their civil litigation and business law issues. At Hart and David, LLP, we are pleased to offer an extensive range of legal advice pertaining to business and corporate litigation matters, entrepreneurial and start-up legal issues, sports and entertainment representation, estate planning and asset protection, wills, trusts and a vast array of real estate legal services.

Our experienced attorneys committed to providing the highest degree of legal representation for our clients. Moreover, we offer reliable, personable and effective legal services that provide our clients with the best outcomes. We are also dedicated to providing outstanding value to our clients by addressing their concerns and cases in a timely and efficient manner as well as providing them with available legal alternatives as it applies to their case.As a client of Hart and David, LLP rest assured that you would be treated with the utmost respect and your case will be given great attention in order to achieve your desired outcome. The personalized feel and touch of our law firm allows us to provide our clients with the best one on one treatment. Regardless of whether we are drafting a document or arguing a motion on your behalf our focus remains on the quality that we provide our clients.

As for the financials, we offer flexible fee structures to help meet our client's needs and wants. We offer competitive hourly and flat rates, which allow our clients to realize the added value of our services. Additionally, depending on the matter, we also give our clients the option of contingency fee agreements as well.

We realize your estate or business, large or small, is something you worked hard to nurture and develop; therefore, we are committed to helping you protect what you hold closest to your heart.
Main Office
Hart & David LLP - Downers Grove
2748 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove  IL  60515
Phone
  • (630) 395-9496
Fax
  • (630) 395-9451
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Hart & David takes a unique approach to our legal services, by providing our clients with cost-effective, high-quality legal representation. We understand that every client has their own financial situation, which is why we structure our representation and billing based on our clients'.

From traditional hourly billing to monthly retainers to flat fees and combinations, we make it our goal to help our clients get the professional legal representation they need without worrying about strict pay schedules.What matters more to the attorneys at Hart & David is what is best for our client. We work hard to ensure that each client walks away feeling they got the most value for their legal fees.

Whether we are representing you during a personal injury case, helping you establish your corporate structure, or restructuring an acquisition, you can trust that Hart & David will accommodate not only your legal needs, but your financial needs as well.
Hourly Rates
Yes

Office Information

Office Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Monday - Friday)
Office Manager
Sara Abouhamad
Emergency After Hours
Yes
Languages Spoken
(1) English (2) Spanish (3) Italian (4) Portuguese

Other Offices

Hart & David LLP - Downtown
Appointments available in downtown Chicago
Chicago,  IL  60606
Business
As just one our areas of expertise, Hart & David prides itself on aiding large corporations and small businesses alike achieve their goals through structured, results oriented representation.
Businesses today need practical solutions to solve legal issues that arise almost on a daily basis. While company leaders need the expert counsel of an attorney that does not mean their only option is to hire in-house counsel. Hart & David have a powerful alternative to hiring in-house counsel, by offering our outside general counsel services. We represent our clients' business, know their past history, and give our client's maximum representation while having a full understanding of their current business operations. Essentially, we operate as if we were in-house, but without the cost and demands of doing so.

The outside general counsel program at Hart & David is extensive. We can help our clients through every legal concern and aspect of their operations, including:

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolutions
Commercial Contracts, Licenses, and Transactions
Intellectual Property (Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents)
Risk Management and Arbitration
Human Resource Issues from Hiring to Termination to Employee Contracts
Expert Legal Counseling
Corporate Governance
Succession Planning
Tax, Foreclosure, and Real Estate Acquisition
Our services are tailored to the needs of our clients and our attorneys have robust business experience paired with years of practicing law to give our clients the absolute best representation possible.

Contact Hart & David Today to discuss your business needs!

You can have the attention and expertise of a skilled in-house attorney while enjoying the flexibility that comes with hiring outside general counsel with Hart & David. Because every business has a unique legal need, we customize our billing and services so that you have the legal counsel you need, when you need it, and without depleting resources.

Learn more about Hart & David's Outside General Counsel program today by scheduling a free in-person consultation.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

At Hart & David our philosophy is simple: to provide excellent, aggressive legal services with a minimum of expense and stress to the client. We also aim to communicate effectively with clients in order to make certain that the goals we pursue in litigation and other matters are consistent with the client's expectations. We pride ourselves on remaining in touch with our clients.

Hart & David understands that clients want to keep legal fees and expenses to a minimum. We endeavor to resolve each case at a minimum charge to our clients. As a boutique firm, we are able to keep our overhead expenses low and pass the savings on to clients. However, our fee structure does not sacrifice the quality of our work. We defend and prosecute cases actively and aggressively.

Professionalism is also extremely important to Hart & David. Treating clients, opposing counsel, and others with respect is a cornerstone of our philosophy.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

In an environment that is constantly changing, we pride ourselves in adapting to those changes with trained and educated personnel. All of our professional staff receive a minimum of 20 hours per year in continuing education with an average of 40 hours per year.

Jonathan Herpy

Jonathan D. Herpy Sr. is a founding partner at Hart & David, LLP. Mr. Herpy is an accomplished corporate and transactional attorney advising businesses on an "outside general counsel" basis, financial institutions, and individuals across multiple industries including private equity, healthcare, and international/domestic asset protection. Mr. Herpy also works with clients in the field of securities and futures, focusing on proprietary trading models and intellectual property litigation.

Mr. Herpy started his legal career as General Counsel to OTG Sports Management with a focus on sports & entertainment representation, corporate structuring, and domestic/international asset protection & planning.

Mr. Herpy was an NCAA lacrosse athlete, is an accomplished piano player, and currently resides in the Chicago-metro area with his wife and son.
License
  • Bar Number: 6311071
    Illinois , 2013
Education
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
    Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Washington & Jefferson College
    Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

Brandon Hall

Mr. Hall has been named one of the top attorneys in Illinois ("Rising Star") under the age of 40 by Illinois Super Lawyers and Chicago Magazine in both 2014 and 2015. He has earned millions of dollars for injury victims in the State of Illinois.

Mr. Hall graduated cum laude (BA Spanish) from The Citadel, and received his Juris Doctor degree in just two and a half years by participating in the accelerated J.D. program at Valparaiso University School of Law. In law school, Mr. Hall earned both course and semester honors. He was a member of the Moot Court Executive Board, a semi-finalist in the Luther M. Swygert Moot Court Competition, a member of the Moot Court National Competition Team, International Moot Court Competition Team, and a two-time regional finalist in the ABA Client Counseling Competition. Mr. Hall is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. He has a working knowledge of Italian. Mr. Hall has studied foreign language and law abroad at: the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain; La Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol in Quito, Ecuador; The Catholic University of Argentina in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and The University of the Andes in Santiago, Chile. As an undergraduate at The Citadel, Mr. Hall was awarded "The Citadel Spanish Award". This award is given to the most outstanding student majoring or minoring in Spanish.

He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers' Association (ITLA), American Association for Justice (AAJ), Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG), Work Comp Lawyers' Association (WCLA), Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) and Chicago Bar Association (CBA). He is an Executive Board member of the Young Lawyer's Section of the Workers' Compensation Lawyers' Association. Brandon is also a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois. He assists buyers and sellers in the greater Chicago area for both residential and commercial real estate.
Education
  • Valparaiso University
    Juris Doctor
  • The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
    Bachelor of Arts - Spanish

Joel Funk

Joel J.H. Funk is a founding partner at Hart & David, LLP. Mr. Funk provides legal and business advice to companies in a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on commerical/residential real estate development, corporate mergers & aquisitions, and complex estate planning/asset protection. Mr. Funk has extensive experience in corporate and transactional work, including commercial aqusitions, elder law/disability planning, and fashion, retail & lifestyle corporate counsel. Mr. Funk has an extensive background in strucuring and negotiating licenses, outsourcing and services agreements, and other complex commercial agreements, as well as senior executive employment and compensation arrangments.

Mr. Funk began his career with Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina with a focus on corporate litigation, personal injury, and medical malpractice. Mr. Funk was an NCAA baseball athlete, is an accomplished vocalist and guitar player, and currently resides in the Chicago-metro area with his wife and daughter.
Education
  • Valparaiso University
    Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Valparaiso University
    Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Valparaiso University
    Bachelor of Arts - Political Science

Matthew Vogler

Matthew E. Vogler is an associate at Hart & David, LLP. Mr. Vogler focuses his practice on corporate/civil litigation and transactional work. Additionally, Mr. Vogler is developing another focus in estate planning and asset management.

Mr. Vogler received a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University and a Juris Doctor from The Maurer School of Law at Indiana University. Mr. Vogler has worked in both the public and private sector, spending time with the Attorney General's Office in both Florida and Indiana.

Mr. Vogler currently resides in Downers Grove.
Education
  • Indiana University - The Maurer School of Law
    Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Bachelor of Arts - Political Science

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