We’re proud of our history.

Looking back more than 45 years, our founding partners were young attorneys determined to practice law differently. After Morrie Much accepted an offer to take ownership of an established real estate firm, he turned to a trusted friend and fellow attorney, Michael Shelist, to handle his clients’ estates and trusts. These visionaries shared a similar approach to practicing law and soon decided to make their partnership official. On August 1, 1970, Much Shelist opened on West Madison Street in downtown Chicago. From there, the firm grew as Morrie and Michael hired five attorneys to meet the needs of their expanding client base. Our founding partners’ legacy of contributing to the success of their clients, building a firm culture unlike any other, and maintaining a talented, performance-driven team continues to this day.

“Over the past four-plus decades, one of the greatest lessons we have learned is that we are strongest and serve our clients best when we remain true to our core mission and values.”

- David T. Brown, Chairman