Offering a Seamless Continuity of Client Experience Through Firm Succession Planning, Levenfeld Pearlstein Names Jeffery Hoffenberg, David Solomon and Lauren Wolven to its Executive Committee
September 21, 2021
Our recent leadership transitions are a part of LP’s deliberate firm-wide succession planning protocol, designed to provide opportunities for different individuals at the firm to serve in leadership roles and provide seamless continuity of experience as our senior leaders transition and our emerging leaders embrace the responsibility of leadership. Since our early days, LP’s leadership has cultivated leaders through a formal training program, and its successful implementation continues to create future leaders with skills that build upon those of their predecessor.
“At LP, we pride ourselves on our commitment to developing and promoting the next generation of leaders,” said Robert A. Romanoff, Chairman and Managing Partner of LP. “Each of these new members to our Executive Committee has a proven track record of mentorship and leadership that focuses on empowering the next generation of leaders.”
Meet Our Newest EC Members:
Jeffery Hoffenberg is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, which he chaired from 2018-2021. He represents purchasers and sellers in a wide range of commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, sale-leaseback transactions and mortgage financings. Hoffenberg currently serves as a Commissioner on the Village of La Grange Plan Commission, after having previously served on the Village of La Grange Zoning Board of Appeals for six years.
David Solomon is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group, which he chaired from 2016-2021. He founded and currently leads the firm’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) practice, which represents clients in various types of ESOP transactions. He also represents clients in M&A and private equity transactions. Solomon is a former member of the board of directors of the National Center For Employee Ownership and formerly served as the Executive Vice President of the Illinois Chapter of the ESOP Association.
Lauren Wolven is a partner in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Group, representing corporate fiduciaries, privately held businesses, and individuals in estate planning, tax and succession planning, and trust and estate administration and litigation. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), where she is also the State Chair for Illinois. Wolven is also active with the Arthritis Foundation, and she has held leadership positions with Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education; Chicago Estate Planning Council; Planned Giving Advisory Committee for Shedd Aquarium; and Advisory Council for the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership at Loyola University.
About Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC: Chicago-based Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC provides legal and business counsel to sophisticated clients across a broad range of corporate, tax, real estate, estate planning, and litigation matters. LP works with clients to understand the full impact of the law on their businesses and proactively addresses their legal issues so that they can quickly return to doing what they do best.
While the firm possesses the resources and depth necessary to manage the most complex matters most efficiently and cost-effectively possible, it truly differentiates itself through its commitment to “The LP Way” – the firm’s model for creating an unparalleled client experience at an exceptional value.