Big Law Made Boutique

A boutique law firm with top-tier attorneys providing high quality legal services at a fraction of the big law price.

Certified by the City of Chicago as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise

What We Do

  • hedge funds & FOFs
  • private equity
  • alternative investments
  • proprietary trading
  • trading technology
  • Blockchain Technology
SWK is looking to redefine the relationship that professionals have with their lawyers. Unlike a big law firm, we are flexible, pragmatic, and efficient. Our high touch, transparent approach results in more precise and practical advice that is fine-tuned to your business needs, and our minimal overhead keeps our rates affordable.
We do it all
Our collective 40 years of legal experience working in big law environments and on-site with clients on both the business and legal sides of the industry have made us experts in a wide variety of issues involving securities, trading, alternative investments, and corporate matters. Here are some of the ways we can help:
  • Advising on efficient structures and business considerations for new and existing businesses, products and partnerships

  • Drafting and negotiating operating agreements and founders agreements

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating fund formation documents

  • Drafting and negotiating side letters, NDAs, vendor contracts, term sheets, and other agreements

  • Advising on compliance and regulatory matters

  • Advising on and analysis of legal issues related to emerging asset classes and technologies in the digital assets, blockchain, and FinTech areas

  • Summarizing side letters, investment guidelines, and managed account terms in easy-to-use tracking and monitoring tools


Invest in superior legal advice, not overhead

Keeping overhead low allows us to offer competitive pricing and streamlined, efficient services tailored to your business. We offer flexible pricing options, including hourly, flat-flee, and project-based billing. Our extensive experience and reasonable rates are causing the industry to take another look at hefty big law bills and think carefully about when big firm involvement is really necessary.

Whether you're looking for a supplement to your in-house legal team or an "attorney when you need one" Sullivan Wolf Kailus LLC can help.
Our current clients utilize our services in a variety of ways
  • Working onsite with sales, research, and operational teams as an extension of the existing in-house legal department.
  • Being available as “on call” counsel for small shops that don’t need a big legal department.
  • Acting as external counsel on a variety of matters, from large, time-consuming projects to discrete contract reviews.

Who We Are

Co-Founder and Managing Member

Co-Founder and Managing Member

Advisory Board

experts and professionals in the legal and hedge fund industries who know us and recommend us

Manuel Flores
Former Acting Secretary
Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation
Nancy Temple
Katten & Temple LLP
Joseph H. Harrison, Jr.
Former Partner
Sidley Austin LLP


Interested in working at Sullivan Wolf Kailus LLC?
Email us a short cover letter and resume detailing your work experience and academic background.