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Promotions within Levenfeld Pearlstein


July 1, 2010

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CHICAGO – Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC is pleased to announce the promotions of attorneys Michael St. Peter and Steven M. Weiss to partner. Both attorneys were previously associates in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group.


“Mike and Steve excel at providing valuable business advice to their clients, striving to not only counsel them on specific legal matters, but also on the ways in which their legal issues impact the overall business and can be leveraged to achieve their business objectives,” said Bryan I. Schwartz, chairman of Levenfeld Pearlstein. “These qualities are among the many that make Mike and Steve outstanding attorneys and we are pleased to welcome them to our partnership.”

Michael St. Peter

Mr. St. Peter represents private equity funds, unfunded sponsors, privately-held companies and entrepreneurs in a wide variety of complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements, joint ventures, recapitalizations, financings, venture capital investments, executive compensation arrangements and transactions involving distressed companies.


In addition to being a member of Levenfeld Pearlstein’s Corporate Practice Group, Mr. St. Peter is a member of the firm's Private Equity, ESOP and Sports Law Service Groups. He earned his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. from University of Michigan Law School.


Steven M. Weiss

Named in 2009 as an Illinois SuperLawyers Rising Star, Mr. Weiss advises a wide range of clients, including private equity funds, unfunded sponsors, entrepreneurs, sophisticated private investors, closely held businesses and public companies involved in manufacturing, insurance, banking, real estate development, technology, retail and other industries. He assists clients in negotiating and structuring strategic alliances, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, acquisitions of distressed businesses as going concerns or select assets of distressed businesses, commercial lending transactions, financings, venture capital transactions and private placements, among other areas of service.


Mr. Weiss earned his B.A. from the University of Texas and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.


About Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC

Recognized in 2009 as one of the nation's most innovative mid-sized law firms by The National Law Journal's "Midsize Hotlist", Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC ( provides unusually good legal counsel and business advice to sophisticated clients in matters involving corporate and securities law, real estate, and litigation. The firm's business-first approach helps clients to proactively address, solve and move past their problems so that they can quickly return to doing what they do best. With nearly 60 attorneys and offices in Chicago and Northbrook, Ill., the firm possesses the resources and depth to manage the most complex matters, while ensuring that the needs of all clients are met in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

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