Frank Chaiken > Thompson Hine LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Thompson Hine LLP
20 North Clark Street
Suite 3200
Illinois 60602-5093
United States

Work Department

Corporate Transactions & Securities


Frank is a partner in the firm and leads Thompson Hine’s Corporate Transactions & Securities practice group, which comprises the firm’s practices in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Securities, Investment Management and Funds, Venture Capital, Contracting and General Corporate. He focuses his practice on private M&A, on both the buy and sell sides, including transactions for private and private equity-backed companies and their sponsors; cross-border transactions (in-bound and out-bound); and corporate restructurings. Frank provides general counsel and trusted adviser services to clients and their senior management.




  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1987, magna cum laude; member, Boston College Law Review
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1987
  • Harvard University, A.B., 1983

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Frank ChaikenThompson Hine LLP

Thompson Hine LLP leads major M&A transactions from eight of its domestic offices including New York, Atlanta, Washington DC and Chicago, home office of practice head Frank Chaiken; he caters to both European and US-based clients, leveraging his German language skills, and is adept in M&A, start-up affairs, joint ventures and commercial agreements. At the more junior end of the partnership spectrum, Cleveland-based William Henry provides clients with considerable acquisition, exit, joint venture, corporate organization and general governance expertise; meanwhile, at the Cincinnati office, Emma Off is acclaimed as ‘amazing in all areas of law’.