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Steven M. Weiss

Corporate

Steven Weiss is a partner in Levenfeld Pearlstein’s Corporate Group and has spent the duration of his legal career with the firm.

Steven’s practice focuses on representing a wide range of clients – including closely held businesses, sophisticated private investors, family offices, financial sponsors, real estate investors, entrepreneurs, start-ups and emerging companies – in complex business transactions.  He also serves as “outside general counsel” for a number of his clients.

Steven has particular experience representing national and regional insurance brokers, including retail, wholesale, and specialty brokers, program administrators, and third-party administrators, in M&A and other strategic transactions.

Because he understands how a single transaction fits into the larger organization, Steven takes a big-picture approach when advising clients on business transactions and he approaches his work with pragmatism and diligence.

Areas of concentration include:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Strategic Planning
  • Joint Ventures
  • Financings
  • Capital Raises and Private Placements

Client industries include:

  • Insurance Brokerage
  • Manufacturing
  • Business Services
  • Scrap Metal
  • Multifamily Housing
  • Technology

Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D., with honors, 2002
University of Texas, B.A., History, 1995
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 2002
Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013

Q&A

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
My wife and I hope to split our time between Chicago and Austin, Texas after our youngest goes off to college.
What was the first album you ever bought?
U2 - The Joshua Tree
What is something that makes you happy?
I’m a little biased, but my dog Bauer is the best. He’s not really into people food but he loves ice cubes. After every walk, he’ll run to the fridge, sit like a “good boy,” and wait for you to give him a single ice cube. Sometimes in the middle of the day, he’ll walk over and coerce you into getting him ice. He’s relentless. We’re suckers and give in to him every time. We jokingly call it paying “the Bauer tax.” It’s silly, and the joke is probably only funny to my family, but every time it happens, we all smile.

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