UpCounsel has expanded again! Yep, we’re ready to launch in the great state of Illinois and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve been testing out the markets in Chicago and have quickly come to realize that our partnership with these outstanding businesses and attorneys is something quite special.

UpCounsel already works with thousands of businesses from California to New York and we’ll now be able to meet the legal needs of small to mid-size businesses in Illinois. We have worked in numerous industries such as technology, real estate, financial services, and manufacturing, and we possess the experience and expertise to address the spectrum of business legal issues in Illinois.

Illinois has really recovered after taking a hit during the recession and UpCounsel wants to be a part of its development and the state’s role in the national economy. With the nation’s largest inland transportation hub and port, it’s no wonder Illinois is home to over 30 Fortune 500 companies, and headquarters to thousands of SMBs. Illinois’ high tech and start-up economy is among the Top 10 nationwide, calling for dedicated and resourceful individuals that meet today’s needs. Illinois is the fifth largest economy in the nation and 19th largest economy in the world. So we’ll say it again, UpCounsel is pumped to launch here!

In preparation to enter this new market, UpCounsel offered a beta version of its services to Illinois businesses over the past three months. There are currently 30 lawyers in Illinois actively participating in the beta program, and an additional 200 lawyers who have recently joined UpCounsel. Just by signing up, UpCounsel offers free tools for lawyers to grow their practice, get paid faster and eliminate administrative headaches.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of our Illinois lawyers for working with us during our beta — your talent and knowledge will undoubtedly be great assets to our shared clients as we move forward. We’re happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed using our free tools to manage client invoicing, document sharing, e-signatures and more. We’re also proud to help grow your practice with new clients more efficiently than ever before. For those attorneys who have signed up, we’re working as fast as we can to process your applications and are excited for you to join our amazing team.

We are also thrilled to be working with local businesses and entrepreneurs in the area. By having access to great legal services at your fingertips whenever you need them, legal doesn’t have to be a burden on your time and bank account. Furthermore, we want you to succeed; we can provide you with the legal expertise to protect and advance your business. You don’t have to do it alone!

We want to help all you celebrate with us – Here is $100 to spend on any legal job you book over UpCounsel (just use this promo code: IL2015). If you know other businesses in Illinois who might appreciate this – please share this with them too!

For more info, check out what the Chicago Tribune has to say about our launch!

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Matt Faustman

Matt Faustman

Matt is the co-founder and CEO at UpCounsel. Matt believes in the power of online platforms to change antiquated ways of life and founded UpCounsel to make legal services efficiently accessible. He is responsible for our overall vision and growth of the UpCounsel platform. Before founding UpCounsel, Matt practiced as a startup and business attorney.

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