Meet Heidi Echols, Founding Partner
I have practiced law for over 17 years, with experience in a variety of settings. I was lucky enough to practice in a large, global law firm during my formative years where I learned from the best! I gained priceless experience in transactional work, learning how to negotiate creative solutions for clients and implement them in the documents. As a partner, I led the Health Information Technology Affinity Group, where I was in charge of building a practice that covered transactional matters and privacy and security.
After nearly a decade, I left the hustle of downtown Chicago in favor of a home office in the suburbs. I kept practicing law and expanded my practice area to help small businesses and larger corporate clients. After five years, my practice had grown enough that I opened an office in a bright building in idyllic Homewood, Illinois.
Today, my practice focuses on offering solutions for businesses of all sizes in any industry. I provide legal services in a broad range of industries and offer business services including incorporation and choice of entity considerations, business sales and purchases, contracts and agreements, and contract compliance. I also understand information technology (IT) transactions and privacy and security matters.
I am experienced in the privacy, security and breach notification rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). I draft and negotiate agreements that comply with the requirements of HIPAA. I also assist vendors and providers in their compliance efforts including developing policies and procedures and providing regulatory advice on matters. I am admitted to practice in Illinois.
I continue to accept new clients and am especially interested in helping entrepreneurs get started in their business ventures. If you need legal services, don’t hesitate to reach out to an experienced attorney to help you!
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- Center for Conflict Resolution, Mediation Skills Training, 2016
- University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with honors
- St. Olaf College, B.A., summa cum laude
- American Health Lawyers Association, Health Information Technology Practice Group
- American Bar Association
- Professional Women’s Club of Chicago
- 2009 National Public Service Award, ABA Section of Business Law’s Committee on Pro Bono
- Selected to Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013