Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek to take over Chicago firm

    Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. will gain a dozen employees as it takes over the legal and administration team of Chicago law firm Varga Berger Ledsky Hayes & Casey.

    The addition of VBLH&C employees will bolster WHD’s corporate, litigation, real estate, consumer finance, health care and environmental practices as well as give the Wisconsin firm a stronger identity in Illinois.

    “As our presence in the Chicago market grows, this addition will greatly expand and enhance several practice areas as part of the firm’s growth plan and its continued commitment to meet the needs of our growing business client base in the Midwest,” Paul Eberle, WHD’s chief executive, said in a press release. “The team is an outstanding addition to our firm, and we look forward to continued growth and success in the years to come.”

    The eight attorneys, two assistants, clerk and office administrator the WHD is inheriting from VBLH&C will continue to work out of their downtown Chicago office, located at 125 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2150.

    Additionally, one WHD attorney who has worked out of a small Chicago office the firm opened in 2013 will relocate to join the new staff members.

    WHD now has about 320 staff members across four locations in Wisconsin and Illinois. In April, the firm announced plans to open an office in Brookfield. The location, which will be the firm’s first site in Waukesha County, will likely open in November with about 30 employees.

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