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1818 provides counsel and government relations advice to both corporations and individuals. The firm provides practical legal advice on government procurement, professional licensing, building code and zoning matters, liquor law and other government regulatory issues.

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Administrative Law

1818 has substantial experience with city, county and state agencies, and uses legal and government relations strategies to effectively represent clients.

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Lobbying Services

The firm lobbies at the state and local level on issues regarding procurement, legislation and administrative rules.

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Corporate Law

The law firm provides practical legal and business advice to individuals and corporations.

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Litigation

When litigation is required, we look for effective ways to win cases through dispositive motions and alternative dispute resolution.  1818 will be your advocate in the court and in the court of public opinion.

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1818 – An Advocacy Group

The firm’s name comes from the date August 26, 1818, which is when the State of Illinois was admitted to the Union. For almost 200 years Illinois has remained one of the most diverse, innovative and exciting states. Today, Illinois has 6,953 government bodies and 1818 works with clients to navigate the state and local governments.

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Jordan Matyas

Jordan has spent over 20 years working with and around government at almost every level including the White House, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations, the Illinois Legislature and the City of Chicago Law Department and Chicago’s Regional Transportation Authority, among others. Jordan launched 1818 to put his government experience to work for the businesses and individuals of Illinois.

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