Parker E. Lawton

Associate

Clients' success is measured by getting the right result that serves them their best interests.

My Background

I advise businesses through a variety of legal challenges associated with secured lending, commercial finance, corporate structuring, governmental regulation, and employment issues. I have had the pleasure of representing a number of companies in the factoring industry which presents a whole host of issues to get deals done quickly and closed properly.  While my practice focuses on transactional representation, I have gained substantial litigation experience when the demand arises.

Prior to becoming an attorney, I co-managed a private equity investment company for several years.  The lessons I learned and the skills I developed from that experience have made me a better lawyer and advocate on my clients’ behalf.

The need for legal services boils down to two fundamental questions: what problems need to be addressed in order to achieve a strategic goal and how to best approach the hurdles that stand in the way of accomplishing that objective.  Our clients are smart, tenacious and driven.  They know what they want to achieve, and my role is to figure out how best to get there.  Their vision guides my practice so we can accomplish those objectives together. Making that vision a reality is what drives my work.

Lawyers carry a tremendous responsibility in advising clients because our job is to tell them what they either are unaware of or do not want to hear in order to help them avoid problems they did not anticipate.  Healthy skepticism and pointed questions avoid landmines in the future.  Getting a deal done right means evading a headache tomorrow.  Careful planning and due diligence go a long way towards avoiding problems in the first place.  Success is measured by getting the right result that serves the clients’ best interests.

My Education

J.D., summa cum laude, The John Marshall Law School, 2014

B.A. Political Economy, with Honors, Tulane University, 2001

Admissions

Illinois, 2014U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2014

Memberships

American Bar Association Illinois Bar Association Chicago Bar Association
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