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RSHC is a national law firm whose partners offer decades of experience in handling and successfully resolving the most challenging, complex, and high-stakes legal matters.
Our teams of seasoned and capable attorneys in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco, represent and serve the interests of valued clients around the world.
Our litigators focus on developing effective strategies that are designed to achieve the best possible results, in negotiated settlements, confidential investigations, and, when necessary, in courtrooms. They have tried hundreds of cases in more than 25 state and federal courts and have defended class actions in more than 30 different states.
Our team of business lawyers knows how to structure complex business transactions and get them closed. They offer strategic and practical advice on financings, real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions for public and private companies. They serve as trusted advisors for both business principals and in-house counsel alike.
Our clients range from individuals and small privately held companies to large international corporations. We represent dozens of publicly traded companies, including many on the Fortune 100 list and several in the Fortune 50.
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila

RSHC Law News & Highlights

Eight RSHC Partners Named to Best Lawyers® 2018 List

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, August 2017
Eight RSHC partners have been recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in six areas of selection. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

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Matt Fischer Named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, August 2017
RSHC is pleased to announce that Matt Fischer, a founding partner, has been awarded the highest overall rating by his peers and named Best Lawyers’ 2018 Chicago Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions–Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.” Matt was previously recognized in 2013 for this honor. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

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Cheryl Walker - A 2017 Most Influential Business Women Awards Honoree

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, August 2017
New RSHC Of Counsel, Cheryl D. S. Walker, received the St. Louis Business Journal’s Most Influential Business Women Award on August 11 before an audience of 650 people. She was among the remarkable women honorees recognized for excelling in careers in business. The most successful St. Louis female business leaders didn't ascend to their current posts overnight. For many, it was a long, hard road.

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Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, August 2017
The City of Chicago has filed a federal lawsuit to prevent President Donald Trump's Justice Department from making a federal crime prevention grant that is critical to public safety efforts conditional on unrelated and unlawful immigration enforcement actions. Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila and WilmerHale are providing their services to the City of Chicago pro bono to assist in this important effort.

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Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, July 2017

RSHC has hired 11 new attorneys, including Joseph Q. McCoy, the former managing partner of the Chicago office of Bryan Cave LLP, and seven other Bryan Cave attorneys who bring significant business and transactional experience to the firm’s core strength in litigation. The firm has also hired new partner Gregory L. Curtner, formerly head of the antitrust and trade regulation and sports practices at Schiff Hardin LLP, together with a former Schiff Hardin associate, to join the rapidly growing firm. Greg is leading the antitrust, competition, and distribution practice.

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