Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP > Chicago, United States > Firm Profile
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Offices
2 NORTH LASALLE STREET
CHICAGO, IL 60602
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP > The Legal 500 RankingsNeal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP fields a team of specialist M&A practitioners who are the trusted partners of a variety of longstanding and new clients operating in a range of sectors, notably metals and mining. Led from Chicago, the team regularly works with top Canadian natural resources companies on some of their most significant transactions. Practice head John Koenigsknecht stands out for his strong background in domestic and cross-border M&A involving public and private companies. Devoted to complex transactional and corporate governance matters, Michael Gray handles a mix of M&A, private equity deals and venture capital investments. Middle-market businesses regularly seek Joshua Klein‘s assistance in deals taking place in the tech, manufacturing, retail, healthcare and life sciences spaces. Cristina DeMento primarily attracts instructions from high-growth companies and their investors. All named attorneys are based in Chicago.
Other key lawyers:
‘The NGE team and its principal John Koenigsknecht are very good in maintaining long-term client relationships and doing so through their knowledge of the client’s business, participating on a non-fee-basis in client events and keeping themselves up to date on how the client’s business develops. With their client knowledge, the starting period for new projects is always short, and it also helps a lot when addressing day-to-day legal matters.’
‘The lawyers I have had the pleasure to work with go beyond the call of duty and are always available to answer questions and help.’
Covanta Holding Corporation
Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation (f/k/a Mudrick CapitalAcquisition Corporation and successor to Hycroft MiningCorporation)
Trelleborg AB/Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
Hycroft Mining Corporation (f/k/a Allied Nevada GoldCorporation)
NIBE Industrier AB (publ) of Sweden/Backer EHP Inc. (U.S.operating entity) and NIBE Energy Systems Inc. (and itssubsidiaries, including, among others – WaterFurnaceInternational, Inc., The Climate Control Group andEnertech, Inc., FPI Fireplace ProductsInternational/Regency Fireplace)
Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd.
Pan American Silver Corporation
Equity Group Investments / Zell Credit Opportunities Fund
RECSOLU, Inc. d/b/a/ Yello
Blockchain Foundry Inc.
Aterian Investment Partners
National Medical Billing Solutions (a portfolio company of Aquiline Capital Partners)
- Advised Marathon Capital, LLC, on its strategic collaboration agreement with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.
- Advised Sandstorm Gold on all aspects of the high-profile acquisition of two significant royalty assets.
- Advised Upfront Healthcare on it’s acquisition of PatientBond.
Thomas McDonough; Michael Kelber
Other key lawyers:
Euromarket Designs, Inc. d/b/a Crate & Barrel and CB2
Sedecal (Sociedad Española de Electromedicina Y Calidad, S.A.)
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
Dart Container Corporation (and subsidiary, Solo Cup Company)
Republic Brands/Top Tobacco L.P./Republic Tobacco
Viceroy Hotel Group
Chicago White Sox
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
Montage Hotels & Resorts
Fresenius Kabi AG
PLR IP Holdings (Polaroid)
Dine Brands Global (IHOP, Applebee’s)
Urban Armor Gear (UAG)
Starkey Hearing Technologies
Top Rank Boxing
- Pursued numerous social media-based businesses for wrongfully using the Delta Dental mark to unjustly draw traffic to their sites and products.
- Representing Carepoint Healthcare achieving a successful motion to dismiss with respect to multiple parties and a favorable settlement of trademark litigation.
Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design Tier 5The Chicago-based team at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP advises clients on a range of benefit and compensation plans, as well as issues including IRS and DOL audits, compliance with tax and ERISA requirements, and large multiemployer arrangements. The group also competently handle complex and emerging issues, such as travel expense benefits in the wake of Dobbs vs Jackson, fertility, paternity and maternity benefits, and advising on the implications of SECURE 2.0. Andrew Douglass joined from Reed Smith LLP in May 2022, adding extensive knowledge of the financial and legal considerations that concern qualified and nonqualified retirement plans. Team head Patricia Cain is particularly active in the financial and manufacturing sectors, advising clients on the design and implementation of pension, health and welfare plans, while Jeffrey Bakker helps businesses understand their critical fiduciary duties as well as preparing their employment and separation agreements. Linda Hoseman focuses on retirement and welfare plans, ensuring they comply with legislative and regulatory change.
‘This firm provided me with exceptional service. Everyone I dealt with, including attorneys and support staff, was helpful and professional in all my interactions. Collaboration was utilized when necessary to find the best solutions to my problems.’
‘Jeff Bakker provided exceptional service to me. He listened carefully and asked meaningful questions in his effort to understand all the details of my situation. He did not hesitate to enlist the help of his colleagues when necessary. He made my priorities his own, and his thoughtful advice always put my best interest at the forefront.’
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP > Firm Profile
Neal Gerber Eisenberg LLP is a leading law firm dedicated to handling sophisticated matters for entrepreneurs, public companies, and private businesses and their owners. The attorneys of the firm provide legal business solutions to public and private entities of all types – including Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, non-profits and high-net-worth individuals – in connection with domestic and global business transactions and litigation. The firm has built over 30 years of trusted partnerships with clients that span the globe, and it meets each unique client need with the same personalized service and collaboration that provide the most practical solutions for every matter.
Neal Gerber Eisenberg was founded in 1986 by 35 attorneys committed to creating a firm centered on the principle that the practice of law is a highly interpersonal business. They sought to establish an environment that could distinguish itself from other firms by focusing on collaboration, creativity, transparency and inclusion. Today the firm has more than 130 attorneys who serve an international clientele while remaining true to those core values that fueled its beginning. The culture of teamwork, focus on practical solutions for client needs, willingness to adapt quickly to meet marketplace demand, and drive to be the best providers of legal services are as important to the firm today as they were then. These are key factors behind the firm’s success.
Main areas of practice: Neal Gerber Eisenberg is recognized nationally and internationally for its knowledge in many areas of the law. The firm’s main areas of practice include antitrust and unfair trade practices; corporate and securities; corporate governance; cross-border and international; employee benefits and executive compensation; environmental; finance and lending; financial restructuring and bankruptcy; fund formation and investment management; general and commercial litigation; insurance policyholder; intellectual property; labor and employment; private wealth services; real estate; real estate tax; securities and commodities litigation; taxation; technology transactions and services; and white-collar crime and investigations.
|Intellectual property and technology transactions||Michael G Kelber|
|Intellectual property and technology transactions||Thomas C McDonough|
|Labor and employment||William J Tarnow II|
|Employee benefits and executive compensation||Patricia S Cain|
|General and commercial litigation||Tonya G Newman|
|Securities and commodities litigation||H Nicholas Berberian|
|Financial restructuring and bankruptcy||Mark A Berkoff|
|Private wealth services||Lawrence I Richman|
|Taxation||Jeffrey S Shamberg|
|Real estate||Leah Schleicher|
|Corporate and securities||John J Koenigsknecht|
|Insurance policyholder||Angela R Elbert|
|Real estate tax litigation||Tom McNulty|
|Jeffrey Bakker||Partner||View Profile|
|Lee Barrington Stark||Lee is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions…||View Profile|
|Jill Berkeley||Senior Counsel||View Profile|
|John Biek||Co-Chair, Taxation practice group||View Profile|
|Patricia Cain||Chair||View Profile|
|Cristina DeMento||Partner||View Profile|
|Douglas Ellis||Partner||View Profile|
|Lee Eulgen||Partner||View Profile|
|Avram Feldman||Partner||View Profile|
|Robert Gerber||Managing Partner||View Profile|
|Michael Gray||Leader of the firm’s Private Equity, Venture Capital & Growth Companies practice…||View Profile|
|Linda Hoseman||Partner||View Profile|
|Michael Kelber||Co-Chair, Intellectual Property practice group||View Profile|
|Joshua Klein||Partner||View Profile|
|John Koenigsknecht||Chair, Corporate & Securities practice group; Co-Chair, Cross-Border & International practice group||View Profile|
|Thomas McDonough||Co-Chair, Intellectual Property practice group||View Profile|
|Eric McLimore||Eric is a tax attorney and certified public accountant who advises a…||View Profile|
|Antony McShane||Partner||View Profile|
|Seth Pritikin||Seth is a partner in the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice group.…||View Profile|
|Jeffrey Shamberg||Jeff is chair of the firm’s Taxation practice group. He is a tax planning…||View Profile|
|Andrea Stein Fuelleman||Andrea focuses her practice on brand protection and intellectual property enforcement matters.…||View Profile|
|David Stone||Co-Chair, Cross-Border & International practice group||View Profile|
|David Wheeler||Partner||View Profile|