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Kevin E. Slaughter


Kevin Slaughter is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group who solves problems and assists clients with complex commercial transactions. Throughout his decades of experience as a corporate attorney, Kevin has focused his practice on the areas of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private offerings. Most recently, he has expanded his practice to include procurement matters, airport concessions and cannabis. He has a broad range of experience working with clients from a multitude of business sectors including the automotive, manufacturing, healthcare and food industries. 

Working on both domestic and international M&A transactions, Kevin has achieved exceptional results for his clients. He has in-depth knowledge in drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements, including: master supply/service agreements; distribution agreements; reseller agreements; development and licensing agreements; and manufacturing agreements. 

Kevin uses his extensive experience in corporate law and excellent interpersonal skills to advise owners and senior executives on a broad spectrum of issues. Above all, he listens to his clients to understand their needs, goals and objectives. Kevin earns their trust and confidence by employing an analytical yet pragmatic approach that is centered around accomplishing the business objectives of his clients in a responsive, efficient and effective manner.

In 2018, Kevin was recognized as a “Notable Minority Lawyer" by Crain's Chicago Business. Active in his community, he serves as general counsel to the Boy Scouts of America Pathway to Adventure Council in Illinois.  

Kevin E. Slaughter


Email Address

Phone Number

+1 312 476 7527

Additional Information

Education & Admissions

  • University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business, Executive Management Certificate
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D.
  • Hampton University, B.A., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois


  • Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Committee, Board Member
  • Chicago United, Leaders Council
  • Economic Club
  • Executives Club of Chicago, New Leaders Circle
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Muslim Bar Association of Chicago, Board Member
  • Airport Minority Advisory Council
  • Boy Scouts of America, Pathway To Adventure Council, Vice President, Legal


  • "Notable Minority Lawyers" list, Crain's Chicago Business, 2018
  • “Men of Excellence" award, Chicago Defender, 2013
  • "Business Leaders Champion" award, Chicago United, 2010


  • What are the top three attributes of your best clients?
    1. They include me as a part of the “team”.
    2. They are led by “good people” who value integrity.
    3. They love what they do.

  • What’s one thing someone would be surprised to know about you?
    I once weighed 285 pounds.

  • What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
    Slow down and enjoy the journey.

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