Choate Hall and Stewart is a law firm that specializes in assisting its corporate clients in determining promising business opportunities, maximizing their interests, and resolving critical issues. Interestingly, the law firm is very successful without maintaining multiple branch offices all over the country. The firm’s managing partners, John Nadas and Bill Gelnaw, follow a unique business model. First of all, they hire the brightest legal minds and keep these associates under one roof. With a central location where partners are physically present to train and help associates, future exceptional attorneys are born. There are zero communication problems as the paralegals, administrative staff, and attorneys are in the same office. Using this centralized approach, the attorneys at Choate Hall and Stewart practice in a few selected areas and aspire to make it not the largest firm but the most competent firm in these areas.
The new associates at Choate Hall and Stewart are rigorously trained to be practical by the seasoned partners of the firm. They are trained to judge intelligently when to fight and when to let go. Moreover, although the firm is based in Boston, it also represents clients internationally through leading law firms in other parts of the world. Using agility, passion, cost-effectiveness, and intense focus on client-relationships, the firm always succeeds in building a long term relationship with most of its clients. Clients of Choate Hall and Stewart include such big names as Citigroup, John Hancock, MIT, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Swiss Re, to name a few.
Giving back to the community in which the attorneys at Choate Hall and Stewart work is also a core value of the firm. Pro bono work is passionately undertaken in the areas of consumer law, corporate law, civil liberties, domestic violence, education law, etc. to help the underprivileged in alleviating their problems. Choate Hall and Stewart also offers pro bono services to non-profit organizations such as Boston Rising, Anti Defamation League, and Criminal Justice Act Program.