For the next several weeks, in anticipation of the upcoming 1L Law Firm Receptions on March 18 and 25, Hoya Headlines will profile some of the participants in blog posts provided by these firms. The first profile is of Chapman & Cutler, who will be on-campus at the reception on March 18 from 6-8 p.m. in the Sport & Fitness Lobby.
Since our founding in Chicago in 1913, Chapman and Cutler has focused on finance. We have represented market participants in all aspects of banking, corporate finance and securities, and public finance transactions since our inception. In 1981, the firm opened its Salt Lake City office and in 2003, Chapman expanded to San Francisco. In 2009, the firm opened an office in New York City and in 2012, expanded into Washington, DC.
Our firm consistently develops innovative and practical legal solutions for complex financial transactions. In addition to traditional financings, we are widely recognized for our experience in specific areas of finance, including leveraged leasing and other lease finance, asset securitization, and pooled investment products including defined portfolios and mutual funds. As part of our finance-oriented practice, Chapman represents creditors, indenture trustees and other financial market participants in bankruptcy proceedings, workouts and restructurings. In the area of public finance, our firm ranks among the leading law firms in the country serving as bond, underwriter's and disclosure counsel.
To complement Chapman's finance focus, we have a substantial general corporate practice involving the representation of business entities in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, employee benefits, environmental, administrative and regulatory law, and litigation. We also provide personalized estate and gift planning, traditional probate legal services and sophisticated tax planning.