Faegre Baker Daniels opened a downtown Chicago office in 2008 to meet the needs of existing clients, expand our services and attract top legal talent. The firm actually established a presence in Chicago a year earlier when its consulting division, FaegreBD Consulting, added the Equity Property Tax Group which brought decades of experience serving clients throughout the U.S. in a full range of tax services.
In Chicago, our professionals and clients enjoy a city that epitomizes Midwestern metropolis living. Big city perks and American values come together on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, where nearly three million people live in 77 different communities on more than 227 square miles of land. Nicknamed the "Windy City" and recognized as the third-largest city in the United States, Chicago offers a little something for everyone.
You can enjoy a summer day on the beach along the city's nearly 29 miles of lakefront parks and beaches, or shop 'till you drop on Michigan Avenue's "Magnificent Mile." You can visit the observation decks of three of the tallest skyscrapers in the world—the Sears Tower, the Aon Center and the John Hancock Building.
Sports fans can rejoice. As the home of the National League's Cubs and American League's White Sox, the city's baseball roots run deep. The Chicago Bears are one of two remaining charter members of the National Football League and have clinched nine NFL league championships in their distinguished history, including a Super Bowl title. The Chicago Bulls are recognized worldwide, having won six NBA championships in eight seasons during the 1990s. Chicago is also home to the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks and the WNBA Sky.
With nearly 20 universities, Chicago is a hub of academia. Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago all call the Windy City home. The Chicago "L" system of rapid transit is recognized worldwide. Meanwhile, nine interstate highways run through Chicago and its suburbs. Segments that link to the city center are named after influential politicians, including four former U.S. Presidents.