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Partner Rob Romanoff to succeed Bryan Schwartz as Managing Partner


December 3, 2012

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CHICAGO – Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC is pleased to announce Trusts & Estates partner Rob Romanoff will assume the role of managing partner on January 1.  Romanoff succeeds co-founding partner Bryan Schwartz in a planned leadership transition.

 “Bryan has guided LP through the first 14 years of its existence, and his foresight is largely responsible for the uncommon position LP enjoys today as a thriving firm with a clear set of values that favor innovation, creativity, and a dedication to giving back to our communities,” said Romanoff.  “Bryan’s foresight has also been crucial in this leadership transition, which has been the subject of deliberate, careful consideration within LP due to thoughtful planning he initiated years ago,” added Romanoff.

“This is a proud moment for LP, and for me personally,” said Schwartz.  “From the beginning, I’ve always had a goal to prepare our organization for a successful management transition.  For me, this transition is not so much an ending as it is the culmination of the careful work we’ve done throughout my tenure to institutionalize our values and establish a structured path forward for the firm,” added Schwartz. 

The transition is the result of a multi-year succession planning effort, culminating in a two-year transparent process, led by Schwartz, and including the identification of leadership competencies and multiple rounds of input from firm stakeholders. 

The firm made the choice long ago to cultivate leaders through a formal training program, which if successful will create future leaders with skills that surpass each predecessor.  It’s one part of the founders’ considered effort to keep LP a vibrant institution well into the future. 

Bryan Schwartz will remain chairman of LP, and will return to active practice in the firm’s corporate and restructuring practices.

To see a video of Bryan Schwartz and Rob Romanoff discussing the transition, visit, and click on the box entitled “Planning for Transition” located in the lower right-hand corner of the home page.

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About Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC: Recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the nation's most innovative mid-sized law firms, Chicago-based Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC provides Unusually Good legal and business counsel to sophisticated clients across a broad range of corporate, real estate and litigation matters. The firm possesses the resources and depth to manage the most complex matters, ensuring that the needs of all clients are met in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. Levenfeld Pearlstein's world-class attorneys work with clients to understand the full impact of the law on their business and proactively address their legal issues so that they can quickly return to doing what they do best.

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