Founded in 1899, Choate, Hall & Stewart employs about 200 attorneys offering legal expertise to regional and national clients. Operating from it sole office in Boston, the firm has also begun serving an increasingly international client base. Choate is based in Boston, Massachusetts and offers counsel in practice areas including real estate, intellectual property, litigation, corporate, and trust. The firm also provides investment counsel through its Choate Investment Advisors subsidiary. Choate Hall's litigation group has represented clients such as Eastman Kodak, Apple Computer, and Playboy Enterprises.