Attorney at Law
"Ascertained my needs with ease and very quickly produced a result. Highly recommend."
His clients include, including mobile and enterprise SaaS businesses, financial services, hospitality groups (bars, restaurants and taverns), consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retail e-commerce platforms, software development agencies and real estate investors and developers.
Drew is a 2015 and 2016 selection as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.
"I connected with Drew via Upcounsel over a year ago, and have continued working with him on a number of projects since then. I highly recommend him!"
Posted on Oct 13, 2016
"This is my third time engaging with Drew, and it's been a flawless experience all three times."
Posted on Oct 21, 2015
"Drew has been great to work with. He's professional, knowledgeable, and has been very responsive and quick to turn around the two projects I've worked with him on."
Posted on Aug 31, 2015
"Drew ascertained my needs with ease and very quickly produced a result. He responded to and addressed my feedback on the first draft within a day, meaning that the whole project was a very pleasant and efficient experience. Thanks Drew!"
Posted on Jun 5, 2015
Posted on May 6, 2015
Partner at Axia Law, Founding Member
Mar 2015 - Present
The Cultivator is a small group of investors who partner with entrepreneurs to provide investment capital, ongoing support and advice – we are a business cultivator that invests in companies while leveraging a hands-on approach of working with founders and owners throughout their business growth cycle.
We have started businesses and sold them. We have invested in young companies and grown with them.
Our goal is to work with individuals who have vision, grit, and want to have an advisory-like relationship with their capital providers. The Cultivator will invest in:
· Early stage entrepreneurs that want to build profitable businesses
· Founders that expect to develop their company in order to exit
· Operating companies that need help in growing or restructuring
In The Cultivator, we will work with entrepreneurs to evaluate, strengthen and fund their businesses, coach them and help develop their teams, and if appropriate, help them exit.
We will do this in a way that uses the collective experiences, connections and relationships, along with the financing capabilities of The Cultivator's Members to benefit all those involved in each opportunity.
The Chicago Leadership Alliance
Executive Board Member
Jan 2015 - Present
The Chicago Leadership Alliance (CLA) provides a community for Chicago’s most ambitious, benevolent and well-connected young leaders. The CLA offers members an opportunity to interact and build important relationships, while also providing members with the forum to leverage collective influence, resources, experiences, contacts, ideas and fresh perspectives...all in order to benefit others, and accomplish otherwise unobtainable objectives. The success of The CLA stems from our simple, yet powerful and inspiring Action Statement: “Collaborating for the betterment of others, our city, and our members.” Through organized leadership and structure, there are four main components that drive The CLA: Philanthropy, Civic, Business, and Social.
AXIA LAW, LLC
May 2013 - Present
Drew Whiting is actively involved in Chicago's small business community and devotes his practice to helping business owners achieve their goals and visions. Drew represents a wide range of clients, from early stage tech entrepreneurs to retail establishments and established manufacturing businesses.
Whiting Maratea LLP
Feb 2012 - May 2013
In May 2013, Whiting Maratea LLP merged with Axia Law, LLC.
Horwood Marcus & Berk
Law Clerk - Business Law Group
Dec 2010 - Jan 2012