CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SmithAmundsen, a Midwest law firm, has been appointed as outside general counsel to the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois (BBB). Ryan Jacobson, partner, will act as lead counsel. Eric Fogel, chair of the firm's corporate group, will also provide regular advice and counsel to the BBB's Board of Directors.
SmithAmundsen has had a long standing relationship with the BBB and was selected based on its reputation for first-rate legal counsel on litigation, corporate, real estate and labor and employment matters.
"We are honored and excited about our new relationship with SmithAmundsen and the valuable advice and guidance they'll be able to provide. The firm has an outstanding reputation for representing clients in a complex business environment and their experience will be essential to the Better Business Bureau as we continue our efforts to foster a fair and equitable marketplace," stated Steve J. Bernas, President & CEO of the Better Business Bureau.
The BBB sets standards for ethical business behavior and monitors compliance. Their mission of leading by progressing marketplace trust correlates with SmithAmundsen's own mission to provide the highest degree of professionalism in their relationships with the bench, the bar, and in business transactions.
ABOUT SMITHAMUNDSEN: SmithAmundsen LLC is a law firm comprised of more than 160 attorneys practicing from offices in Chicago, St. Charles, Rockford, and Woodstock, IL; Indianapolis, IN; St. Louis, MO; and Milwaukee, WI. The firm handles the transactional, labor and employment, and litigation needs of companies across the U.S. For more information, visit www.salawus.com.
ABOUT BBB: For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2015, people turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 5.3 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at www.bbb.org.
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