Our primary concern is our clients’ long-term legal and financial well-being, and that is what drives us. Every client relationship goes beyond the professional; our clients are, or become, our friends and family, and we treat them that way.


Spillman&Partners was founded in 2015 by Managing Partner Christopher E. Spillman. Chris has been a practicing attorney for 13 years, starting at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago in 2006. He also served in an in-house general counsel and chief financial officer role with a business services company for six years before starting the Firm. In his career, Chris has represented family businesses, technology companies, private equity firms, and others in an array of matter types, including especially in numerous commercial and corporate transactions. His contract negotiation and drafting experience ranges from employment agreements to stock purchase agreements, from software licensing to offshore services arrangements, and many other applications in between.



Spillman and Partners are an invaluable asset and we consider them to be part of our legal team. I am particularly impressed by how they are taking the lead in complex M&A and capital restructuring transactions and shepherd it through from start to finish.”

Vladi Kuschnerov • Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

“Not only did principal attorney Chris Spillman have depth and breadth of experience in the most important areas of corporate structure and ownership, employment agreements, executive compensation, and governance, but he was also very accessible, responsive, and insightful.  The fact that Spillman & Partners are also very cost-conscience on behalf of startup and growing companies is a very welcome bonus”

Mark Fabiano • Chief Executive Officer

Chris Spillman’s background and expertise makes him an exceptional attorney who I would recommend highly. Chris was crucial in helping structure my start up. His unique approach was exactly what my company needed and what I was looking for.

Shawn Earl • Principal

“Spillman & Partners assisted with stock purchases, property purchases, due diligence and various contract negotiations. Their attention to detail and ability to highlight potential risks and opportunities to our organization has been of tremendous value. I highly recommend Spillman & Partners!”

Bryan O'Keefe • Managing Partner