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1818 is a Chicago law firm. 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 state and local government agencies.

Jordan Matyas

Jordan Matyas founded the law firm of 1818 to bridge the divide between your typical law firm and a government relations practice.  One of Jordan’s greatest strengths is his in-depth knowledge and understanding of government operations and procedures. For those who are unfamiliar with government and administrative processes and customs, navigating through the government framework can be daunting, confusing, and at times even frustrating. Regardless of what type of matter a client brings to Jordan, he always ensures that the client fully understands the process, issues, and politics that are involved. Then, he takes the client step-by-step through the necessary processes leading to resolution.

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Practice Areas

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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