Chambers USA, the preeminent guide to leading lawyers, has once again honored Novack and Macey LLP for its commercial litigation work in Illinois. Firm co-founder Stephen Novack is included among the top litigators in the state for 2018, marking the third time he has been listed by Chambers USA. "It's an honor to be continuously included in this listing," said Novack. "We certainly appreciate the recognition from our peers and clients."
Stephen Novack has earned a reputation as one of the state's most effective trial lawyers based on his work with corporations and prominent individuals in state and federal courts on business litigation matters. He is particularly well versed in banking litigation, class action defense, real estate litigation and legal malpractice defense. According to Chambers’ sources, "He’s great in the courtroom, great on briefs and has excellent judgment. He has total command of his craft."
Chambers described Novack and Macey as a well-regarded litigation firm that represents plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of complex matters and is proficient at handling litigation in a variety of sectors including real estate, financial services, energy, and manufacturing. The firm is also known for its representation of legal industry professionals, and its significant appellate offering. A client interviewed by Chambers commented, "It’s high-quality work at competitive rates. They're a small shop, but nevertheless, deliver big firm quality." Another client described Novack and Macey as "a very smart and aggressive litigation firm."
London-based Chambers and Partners publishes directories that assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers. Chambers USA rankings are the result of in-depth interviews with clients and other leading law firm lawyers as well as assessing recent matters completed. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.