Managing Partner, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP 

Howard Kirschbaum co-founded Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg in 1984. His practice focuses on commercial real estate and related corporate, securities, and business planning matters. Howard is frequently recognized as a top-ranked real estate law practitioner in Illinois. 

Diversity efforts at Barack Ferrazzano include an annual diversity seminar for attorneys and clients and membership in the Chicago Committee on Minorities at Large Law Firms. The firm is a signatory of the Chicago Bar Association's Alliance for Women's Call to Action and partners with Equal Justice Works for its public interest law fellowship. 

Joined LCLD 2020 


Highlights of LCLD Participation 


Fellows Program 
Fellows nominated: 
2020: Sharon Calhoun Norman 

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2020: Caroline Sear 


Member: Howard Kirschbaum

Diversity Professional: Sharon Calhoun Norman 

Communications: Michelle Rutz