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Troglia Kaplan is a firm engineered to efficiently and effectively serve your business needs. Our group of attorneys and corporate specialists provide legal counsel and services for a wide variety of businesses. We work with our clients, regardless of their scale or industry, as general counsel offering advice and guidance on all aspects of their business needs. 

Like our clients, we tap into our talent to solve problems. We combine sound business practices with extensive legal and technological experience for creative solutions. With every challenge, we look to facilitate efficient transactions that maximize the benefits for our clients, while informing them of their risks and limiting their exposure.

 

 

Our Expertise

 
 

We are a business law boutique with a highly skilled, experienced yet modern and flexible perspective on legal work. Our lawyers’ entrepreneurial experience and cross-industry knowledge allow for seamless customized solutions for specific, unique client needs, solving complex briefs with precise strategy. Our members have owned a variety of companies, including bars, restaurants, management companies and tech startups. We can empathize with investors and educate executives, while working to establish synergies between both.

 

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Corporate

Our corporate practice is as diverse and dynamic as our clients. We strive to serve as a business' general counsel offering guidance and expertise through the life-cycle of any company. Whether the client is a start-up technology company or a multi-generational construction contractor, we provide the appropriate guidance, advice and strategy planning to allow our clients the ability to focus on whatever it is that they do best. 
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Hospitality

Whether trying to parlay a few recipes and a good concept into functioning restaurant or brewery, expanding an existing operation to new locations, or taking regional success into a national chain, Troglia Kaplan helps chefs, brewers, distillers, winemakers, hotel operators, and restauranteurs take their vision to reality.  
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Music & Entertainment

We do not accept "industry standards" as the benchmark for our clients.  Whether our clients are Grammy-winning artists or producers, filmmakers, developing artists, authors, creative agencies or recognized production companies, our consistent focus is to maximize the earning potential of our client's creative work and services while protecting her rights throughout her career. We rely on our expertise, knowledge and experience to provide efficient solutions to result in low-risk yet effective transactions.
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Real Estate

With the growth of our hospitality business, we have expanded our practice by adding expertise in commercial real estate transactions.  Should your business need a simple review of a commercial lease or you are looking to utilize property as an investment,  we have the legal experts to help you every step of the way.  
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Intellectual Property

An often overlooked area for busy business operators and owners is the value in their brand names, service offerings and products. Entrepreneurs will spend small fortunes in marketing materials, branding and product development but may miss the crucial step of ensuring that all such material is protected and registered correctly. In serving as our clients' general counsel, Troglia Kaplan takes a comprehensive approach to analyzing the current and potential intellectual property assets of any of our clients. We act efficiently in securing copyrights and trademark registrations while providing additional monitoring services for pre-established and registered property.
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Attorneys

Our specialists in intellectual property, corporate structuring, entertainment ventures, real estate leasing, employee relations, debt financing, fundraising, and licensing, coupled with our vast network of professionals with whom we collaborate, ensures we can expediently find a solution to whatever it is you seek.

 
  Brian Troglia   Brian has over 20 years of legal experience in general corporate law, private investments, and corporate/capital structuring, as well as a depth of expertise in the restaurant and hospitality industries. If you can’t find Brian at the office or at home with his wife and daughters, you can most likely find him at Mariano’s buying a roasted chicken, as he literally lives off them as one of his only dietary staples.  btroglia@tkhlaw.com

Brian Troglia

Brian has over 20 years of legal experience in general corporate law, private investments, and corporate/capital structuring, as well as a depth of expertise in the restaurant and hospitality industries. If you can’t find Brian at the office or at home with his wife and daughters, you can most likely find him at Mariano’s buying a roasted chicken, as he literally lives off them as one of his only dietary staples.
btroglia@tkhlaw.com

  Josh Kaplan   Josh is an attorney by trade, a manager by practice, and an entrepreneur at heart, who brings a breadth of legal expertise and experience in corporate and entertainment law to the TK team. A Minneapolis to Chicago transplant via University of Wisconsin-Madison, Josh spends his free time with his wife and kids, growing facial hair, and channeling his inner hillbilly as he attempts to play the banjo (terribly we might add).  jkaplan@tkhlaw.com

Josh Kaplan

Josh is an attorney by trade, a manager by practice, and an entrepreneur at heart, who brings a breadth of legal expertise and experience in corporate and entertainment law to the TK team. A Minneapolis to Chicago transplant via University of Wisconsin-Madison, Josh spends his free time with his wife and kids, growing facial hair, and channeling his inner hillbilly as he attempts to play the banjo (terribly we might add).
jkaplan@tkhlaw.com

  Lauren Schulz   Lauren Schulz focuses her practice around corporate, intellectual property and entertainment law, working with small to medium size businesses on general corporate matters, and assisting individuals and companies involved in creative talent such as music, film, digital media and design. When she is not working at the firm she is attending rock concerts, cheering on KU basketball and coaching Chicago's top co-ed intramural softball teams.  lschulz@tkhlaw.com

Lauren Schulz

Lauren Schulz focuses her practice around corporate, intellectual property and entertainment law, working with small to medium size businesses on general corporate matters, and assisting individuals and companies involved in creative talent such as music, film, digital media and design. When she is not working at the firm she is attending rock concerts, cheering on KU basketball and coaching Chicago's top co-ed intramural softball teams.
lschulz@tkhlaw.com

  Jill Livingston   Jill has been practicing law for over 20 years in all aspects of franchising, business and commercial real estate and has had extensive experience in the restaurant industry. She spends her free time with her husband and children. When she isn’t cheering them on in tennis, cheer, dance and baseball she is attempting to play tennis herself.    jlivingston@tkhlaw.com

Jill Livingston

Jill has been practicing law for over 20 years in all aspects of franchising, business and commercial real estate and has had extensive experience in the restaurant industry. She spends her free time with her husband and children. When she isn’t cheering them on in tennis, cheer, dance and baseball she is attempting to play tennis herself.  
jlivingston@tkhlaw.com

  Joe Kreeger   Joe has a wide variety of legal and business experience, working as both an attorney and operator.  He’s litigated for large corporations, started his own fantasy sports company, and helped one of Chicago’s fastest growing food service companies double in size.  If Joe isn’t working, cheering on the Fighting Illini, or sampling Chicago’s best culinary offerings with his wife, he is likely trying to get a little white ball to fall into a hole.    jkreeger@tkhlaw.com

Joe Kreeger

Joe has a wide variety of legal and business experience, working as both an attorney and operator.  He’s litigated for large corporations, started his own fantasy sports company, and helped one of Chicago’s fastest growing food service companies double in size.  If Joe isn’t working, cheering on the Fighting Illini, or sampling Chicago’s best culinary offerings with his wife, he is likely trying to get a little white ball to fall into a hole.  
jkreeger@tkhlaw.com

  Walt Lyon   Walt is a recent graduate and MBA holder from the Loyola School of Law.  A native Chicagoan, Walt is a builder at heart and relishes the challenge of creating something from the ground up. He is focused on corporate law and business planning but also is gaining fast experience in intellectual property and entertainment practices of the firm. When not at the office, Walt is either on the basketball court or rooting in vain for any of the local Chicago sport franchises.   wlyon@tkhlaw.com

Walt Lyon

Walt is a recent graduate and MBA holder from the Loyola School of Law.  A native Chicagoan, Walt is a builder at heart and relishes the challenge of creating something from the ground up. He is focused on corporate law and business planning but also is gaining fast experience in intellectual property and entertainment practices of the firm. When not at the office, Walt is either on the basketball court or rooting in vain for any of the local Chicago sport franchises. 
wlyon@tkhlaw.com

 

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