Serving all of your personal, life, property, casualty, and commercial insurance needs since 1929.

CFM Insurance, Inc was founded in 1929 by Clarke F. Maire and Herbert K. Meyer while both men were insurance pioneers in downtown Chicago, each working with different companies. It was at that time that they recognized the need for a more personal level of service for clients and the Clarke F. Maire Insurance Company was started. After a few years, Herb bought out the interests of Clarke and began working with extreme focus on building his agency. Over the years, Herb Meyer brought in his son, Dennis, to work with him and continue the excellence that clients had come to appreciate.




50 N. Brockway Street #5
Palatine, IL 60067

(800) 649-2236

Areas of Practice


The world of music is ever growing and evolving, and we’re not just talking about sound trends. With the consistent introduction of varying revenue streams and distribution channels, the opportunity for profit grows, but so does the complexity. That’s where we come in.


Demystifying art law is in itself a creative practice. It requires finesse, strategic structuring, and in many ways, empathy. At the end of the day, art and its worth are profoundly personal. That’s why we advise mediation or arbitration before stepping into litigation.


The way people consume entertainment is constantly in flux, so the laws must adapt quickly. Harris Ingram strives to anticipate these changes so you can focus more on creating the performance of a lifetime.


The startup and small business marketplace is still a new and fierce frontier that requires legal advice from attorneys who are deeply entrenched in the particularities of venture financing. Our firm gives you an holistic approach, so your company can get the best competitive advantage.


The internet, software, and technology are so pervasive that we can’t remember having ever lived without them. They make our lives simpler, but behind the curtain are fluctuating challenges in protection and monetization—challenges that our firm stays two steps ahead of.


Fashion law is a little bit like the Wild West. There’s a lot of potential, but the rules can seem convoluted and vague at best. Protecting a brand or even a single design involves intellectual property, copyrights, trademarks, and patents.


CFM had my back when I was in a real bind...they got things untangled quickly.
— Barb Dwyer


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