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Attorneys at Howe & Hutton, Ltd. are experienced antitrust advisors to nonprofits and those in the hospitality industry. Whether by attending your association’s board meetings, running certification programs or setting industry standards, our firm offers practical as well as theoretical advice.


As The Law Firm for Associations® and The Law Firm for Meeting Professionals®Howe & Hutton, Ltd. provides comprehensive antitrust advice. Whether working with a  nonprofit or a meeting, convention or trade show industry client, we can address any of the following:


  • Risk management, i.e., what is and what is not permitted under antitrust laws
  • Standards and certifications
  • Codes of ethics
  • Conduct at meetings
  • Membership admission and termination policies
  • International antitrust matters
  • Associations with vertically integrated suppliers and their customers


Our clients frequently engage in standard setting activities. As such, our attorneys are well acquainted with ANSI, ISO, NOCA, NOCSAE, UL, ASME, ASTM, NFPA, ASHRAE and other standards organizations. We regularly advise clients on ways to limit their liability involving practice standards, guidelines, resources and consumer protection.


Howe & Hutton, Ltd. can help your organization address antitrust, competition and consumer protection issues. We frequently deal with the Department of Justice, FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and other federal and state  government agencies involving antitrust issues.


Whether your nonprofit is international, national, regional, state-wide or local, an attorney from one of our office locations would be happy to speak with you regarding your legal needs.


To schedule your consultation with one of our lawyers, call Howe & Hutton, Ltd. at 312-263-3001 (ext. 237) (Chicago) or 571-499-6686 (ext. 103) (McLean, VA) or submit an online contact form and someone will be in touch with you promptly.