The Smart Choice

Shams, Rodriguez & Mozwecz, P.C. is a full-service law firm dedicated to serving our clients’ best interest and providing thorough and complete legal representation and protection.


Listening and understanding a client’s needs are the foundation of a trusting and long-lasting professional relationship. These principles are at the heart of our practice. Our goal is to combine legal expertise with a genuine understanding of the client’s needs to provide the best advice and the fullest representation. We strive to establish long-term relationships with clients and build a reputation based on client satisfaction.

A Local Perspective

Having offices in the city of Chicago as well as a suburban presence allows our practice to have a greater connection with the local community. Often times, client needs and resources are overlooked or misjudged by large firms who may not have the time to devote to matters they deem too small. We recognize the importance of each client’s legal needs, regardless of size. Justice and fairness apply to all, and we work for the client to assure that each is served.

Continuing Education

The legal profession and the law itself are ever-changing. We recognize that it is impossible to be a successful and knowledgeable attorney without being constantly connected to the legal community and always remaining a student of the law. Attending conferences, participating in discussions, studying legal publications, and writing articles are only some of the ways we work to stay at the forefront of new developments in the law. We continue not only to enhance and perfect our knowledge of areas in which we are familiar, but to expand into other areas of the law as well. Through these practices, we are able to provide the most informed and well-rounded representation to the client.

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Our attorneys assist clients in the formation of their businesses and drafting the necessary documents, as well as the creation and review of contracts needed to do business in their respective areas of operation.

  • Business Formation
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Franchises
  • Contracts Audit
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Bylaws and Operating Agreements
  • Licensing and Permits

Intellectual Property

We assist clients in obtaining patents, trademarks and copyrights, and establishing practices for the protection of trade secrets.  We also assist clients in protecting and enforcing all rights associated with their intellectual property.

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • Trade Secrets
  • Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality Agreements
  • Licensing
  • IP Audit

Real Estate Transactions

We provide thorough and effective representation in all aspects of real estate transactions.

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Evictions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Leases
  • Franchises
  • Tax Appeals
  • Condominium Association


Our attorneys are experienced in litigating many types of cases, both for plaintiffs and defendants.

  • Business Protection
  • Personal Injury
  • Class Action
  • Construction
  • Intellectual Property
  • Breach of Contract
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Environmental
  • Products Liability
  • Appellate