Lynam & Associates provides a range of services for new and established U.S. and international businesses, not-for-profit corporations, and entrepreneurs.

Our legal services are comprehensive, but our emphasis is not on who we are, but on what we can do for clients. We practice law to serve our clients, to solve their problems, to protect and defend their assets, and to make their lives and businesses more secure.

Lynam & Associates

Chicago Office
233 South Wacker, 61st Floor
Chicago, Illinois, 60606
Phone:  (312) 382-9600
Fax: (312) 724-8532

Barrington Office
1250 S. Grove, Suite 200
Barrington, Illinois, 60010
Phone: (847) 381-7747
Fax: (847) 382-1787

Lynam & Associates in the Press

Daily Herald

From the community: Lynam & Associates Negotiates Key Land Acquisition for Flint Creek Savanna Preserve

Barrington-based Lynam & Associates today announced that, acting as lead negotiator, it has secured a strategically located 13.3-acre parcel in Lake Barrington, Illinois on behalf of Citizens for Conservation, one of the most successful conservation organizations in the U.S., which expands its existing Flint Creek Savanna Preserve to 146 acres.

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Chicago Tribune

Local Law Firm Negotiates Land Acquisition for Flint Creek Savanna Preserve

“Working with Citizens we have been successful in expanding the Preserve to 146 acres of open space in the Barrington area, both directly and by collaborating with private entities and local governments,” said Lynam. “Our continued commitment to protect the Fox River ecosystem is now reflected in the fact that Citizens owns eleven preserves with more than 430 acres, and has been the catalyst in creating four new forest preserves in the Greater Barrington area.”

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  • David Lynam has been a highly informative and inspiring guest lecturer for my graduate school Entrepreneurship law classes for many years. My students look forward to his presentations, which are always up-to-date with the law as it relates to entrepreneurs. He always addresses the real time concerns of the young entrepreneurs who attend DePaul from all over the world, and engages them in a stimulating and vibrant fashion.

    Daniel T. Gillespie

    Department of Management & Entrepreneurship, DePaul University

  • David serves and represents the interests of New Horizon Center as if we were part of his extended family. He routinely networks on our behalf while finding creative ways to merge our needs with the knowledge, experience and influence of his many resources. I can always rely on David’s quick response time, willingness to prioritize our needs and commitment to our mission.

    Patricia L. Palmer, Managing Director

    New Horizon Center for Children & Adults with Developmental Disabilities & Autism

  • I have had the pleasure of working with Lynam and Associates over the last three years for our legal work at Sage Vertical Garden Systems. The quality of work performed and the attention to detail is impeccable. David Lynam has a wonderful demeanor and a very astute knowledge of the law in a variety of areas. His ability to communicate legal nuances in a way that is understandable and relatable to our business needs and desired outcomes has helped us make the appropriate decisions that have led to exceptional results....

    Rick Gasaway, President and CEO

    Sage Vertical Garden Systems, LLC

  • Alberto Moriondo, Chairperson of the Land Preservation Committee at Citizens for Conservation, “David is the best part of the team.”

    Alberto Moriondo, Chair

    Land Preservation Committee, Citizens for Conservation

  • As a CPA and advisor in the small and medium business space, I have clients that find themselves needing periodic legal advice ranging from succession planning and contracts to human resource issues, tax, and legal entity structuring. As such, they are often in need of a resource that they can call and consult in support of their decision making process. I have introduced Lynam & Associates to a number of my clients and in each case, the clients have been very satisfied with the competency and quality of service, pricing...

    Michael Manning, Director

    Mueller CPA

  • It has been my privilege to work with David on numerous legal matters. I have found that he has great legal insight, as well as being extremely practical. He is, in my opinion, exactly what a lawyer should be.

    Bruce Wald, Attorney

    Tishler & Wald, Ltd.

  • David has served us well, and his fees have been more than fair.

    John Edstrom, former Corporate Counsel

    Jewel/OSCO holding company

  • I consider David’s legal abilities, business insight, and integrity to be uniformly superior. In addition to providing excellent tax and corporate advice as counsel for our firm, David has provided superb corporate and tax counsel to a large number of my employment law clients.

    John O’Connor

    Pappas Hubbard O’Connor Fildes Secaras, PC

  • Great Results, Personable, Expert.

    Jon Stickney, President

    Barrington Bank & Trust

  • With David’s vast experience and personable demeanor, you never forget that he is working in your best interests. David is a good communicator — this is especially helpful when there are alternatives to comprehend. I would work with David now and in the future. Great Results, Personable, High Integrity.

    Kristine Herbst, Principal

    Home Sweet Bungalow

  • I first met Dave when I was a member of the school board and he was a concerned parent. Dave thoroughly analyzed the problem, presented compelling points of view and solutions to impacted stakeholders, and negotiated a positive outcome for all involved. I have found Dave to have the highest levels of integrity and recommend…

    Dan Spaeth, Managing Director

    Mid Sized Management Consulting Firm

  • Over the past many years, David has been extremely helpful to the organization, to me in my role as Executive Director, and moreover to the ASPE Board of Directors. He is very thoughtful about what he says or recommends, he has a very nice demeanor about him, he is always available for advice, no matter…

    Stanley Wolfson, Executive Director

    American Society of Plumbing Engineers

  • David is a very informed lawyer who knows his stuff and will always make the right recommendation. He is easy to get along with and is a great listener. He will always do right by the client.

    Larry Bensky, Owner

    Bensky Data Solutions, Inc.

  • David is a pleasure to work with. He is personable, thorough, and is able to explain legal concepts and their associated implications in a simple and straightforward manner. I have referred several other associates to his firm for legal advice and will continue to do so.

    David Schroeder, Pricipal

    Schroeder & Associates, Architects

  • I can very much vouch for Mr. Lynam’s acumen as an attorney and especially an attorney that is smart. By that, I mean he knows what he doesn’t know and tells you when you need to, or he’ll bring in the necessary experts.

    Stanley Wolfson, Executive Director

    American Society of Plumbing Engineers

  • Dave has helped us out on numerous occasions from a simple closing to more complicated small business consulting. Not only has he helped me, but has been a great help to my wife, who owns five small businesses. Great Results, Expert, Good Value.

    Aaron Miller, Principal

    Double A Design, Inc.

  • “Dave Lynam’s calm negotiating skills supported [our chairman’s] discussions with the village.” – Describing David’s work on preserving a 16-acre piece of land in Lake County for conservation, Citizens for Conservation

    Tom Vanderpoel

    Citizens for Conservation

  • He is the first lawyer to whom I refer any tax or business matters and the first lawyer from whom I seek input and advice on such matters in representing my own clients.

    John O’Connor, Partner

    Pappas Hubbard O’Connor Fildes Secaras, PC

  • David is a competent, honest, and astute lawyer who is always available when difficult situations arise.

    Lucia Mazzotti

    New Solutions Inc.

  • David and his firm offer creative, solid solutions to businesses all within the legal quagmire and guidelines while offering exceptional values to clients of all sizes and shapes. I highly recommend Lynam & Associates for your legal needs, concerns, and business ventures.

    Michael Politinsky, Manager, Network Infrastructure

    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

 Diversified Practice

Lynam & Associates’ practice areas include: business formation and operation, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, real estate, and employment and labor law. Mr. Lynam spent the first 12 years of his career practicing at a firm specializing in taxation, and then at one of Chicago’s largest law firms.

 Compelling Value

Our firm’s billing rates do not exceed $350/hour for any matter, and we have fixed fees for many services.

 Satisfied Clients

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 Community Service

The firm is committed to and actively participates in community service by serving boards of charitable organizations,  enhancing the firm’s ability to serve its clients and their communities.