A Licensing Veteran

Daniel Rubinow is a veteran in the field of regulation and litigation relating to business licensing matters. He spent a decade prosecuting business licensees for the City of Chicago, and he draws on that experience to help business owners obtain and maintain their licenses.

Prior to his work in Chicago business licensing enforcement, Rubinow represented the City of Chicago in hundreds of cases before Cook County’s Branch Courts, defended the City in appeals from Department of Administrative Hearings cases, and chaired the City’s first guilty verdict in a City criminal jury trial in more than 10 years (City of Chicago v. Thayer). Prior to his prosecutorial work, Rubinow researched legal issues pertaining to building safety and best practices for the Department of Buildings, and issues pertaining to public policy, crime, and safety for the late Norma I. Reyes, Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Richard M. Daley. 

Before he received his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Rubinow worked in marketing and advertising with Zenith Media Services, where he represented Wendy’s, M&M/Mars, United Airlines and other national advertisers. He also worked in marketing and sales for Cargo Records America and the Elektra Entertainment Group.



Juris Doctorate, June 2004
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois

B.A. American Studies, 1997
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota


CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Copyright Law, 2002

Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago Volunteer Appreciation Award, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, for work with Lawyers in the Classroom

City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection Business Start-Up Program Certificate of Completion