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Steven M. Weiss


Steven Weiss is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Group.

With a comprehensive business approach, Steven represents a wide range of clients, including closely held businesses, sophisticated private investors, family offices, financial sponsors, entrepreneurs, start-ups and emerging companies. His industry experience includes, among others: manufacturing, insurance, scrap metal, multi-family housing, real estate development and technology.

Steven’s understanding of how a single transaction fits into the larger organization is critical to his success as a legal and business advisor. In light of that, Steven takes a big-picture approach when negotiating and structuring strategic alliances, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, acquisitions of distressed businesses, financings, venture capital transactions and private placements, among other areas of service.

Knowing that the success of his client’s business is tied to comprehensive legal counsel, Steven approaches his work with pragmatism and diligence.

Some of his recent transactions include:

  • Represented an international distributor of food and flavor ingredients in the acquisition of a manufacturer of agricultural flavors and feed surfactants
  • Represented a leading North American insurance brokerage in multiple acquisitions
  • Represented various sponsors in the formation of commercial and multi-family real estate funds
  • Represented a leading social media consulting firm in its series A financing round with Lightbank

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


What’s your favorite way to spend your commuting time?
Listening to Howard Stern and catching up on Game of Thrones.
What’s one thing someone would be surprised to know about you?
I play hockey 1-2 nights a week.
What’s the biggest mistake attorneys can make?
Thinking they are the most important people in the room.

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