Drew Whiting is a partner who focuses his practice on assisting the emerging entrepreneur and growing small business owner achieve their personal and business visions. He approaches each client as a partner and is completely invested in seeing each individual and business reach success.
Drew has experience working in the legal departments of National Railway Equipment Co., Porsche Business Services Inc., and in the Corporate Group at Horwood Marcus & Berk, where he gained experience in a wide range of corporate legal matters. More importantly, he was afforded the opportunity to uniquely understand the business of the law from the provider and client perspectives.
Drew is actively involved in the start-up community in Chicago and devotes his time to getting to know entrepreneurs and their visions. He has represented many start-ups, from early entrepreneurs to businesses raising capital in the financial, real estate, insurance and technology industries. Drew serves as Secretary of the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) Young Professionals’ Board, an organization committed to improving the environment in which small business operate. He is also a Resident Expert at the University of Illinois Chicago’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, where he counsels small businesses on a wide variety of start-up and growth objectives.
Drew is also Cook County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), where he works primarily with the Creating Independent Transitions for Youth (CITY) program, which helps youth develop the skills necessary to lead independent, productive lives into adulthood. Drew kicks off each day by training for boxing and the 2012 Chicago Marathon. When the weather is nice, he participates on the city’s most feared kickball team, strives to be a bogey golfer, regularly plays beach volleyball and snaps the ball for a mediocre flag football team. He is a PADI certified SCUBA divers.
Drew is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.