John Koenigsknecht > Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
SUITE 1700
United States

Work Department

Corporate & Securities


Chair, Corporate & Securities practice group; Co-Chair, Cross-Border & International practice group


John is co-chair of Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s Cross-Border & International practice group and a member of the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice group. He represents both publicly held and privately held clients in complex corporate, business and securities law matters. He represents clients involved in public and private mergers and acquisitions, initial and secondary public offerings, debt offerings, tender offers, joint ventures, cross-border transactions, and private equity and venture capital matters. He also provides representation on a wide variety of matters arising under federal securities laws, including the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of cross-border corporate and securities transactions.

John has extensive experience advising officers, directors and companies regarding general corporate, corporate governance, licensing and business law issues, including entity formation, supply agreements, consulting arrangements, shareholder agreements, business contracts, intellectual property and licensing matters, and executive compensation agreements, including restrictive covenant and confidentiality agreements. John is the Global Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Special Business Team of Interlaw, the Tier 1 ranked law firm network as determined by Chambers.


Harvard Varsity Club

Harvard Club of Chicago

American Bar Association

CommunityHealth NFP (Vice President and Board of Directors)


George Washington University Law School (The) (J.D., 1996)

Harvard University (A.B., 1991), cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, a Chicago-based outfit, is instructed on an array of M&A mandates in addition to securities, rights and debt offerings. The practice, which is especially active in the metals and mining space, is led by John Koenigsknecht, a lawyer who frequently serves as US counsel for international clients; he and his team are also adept in licensing matters, commercial agreements and executive compensation agreements, among other mandates.