A Full Service Business Law Firm. We provide sophisticated legal services to our business clients – but with the personal touch of a mid-sized downtown law practice. Our dedicated team of business lawyers offers companies and their owners (as well as individual entrepreneurs and professionals) the full range of legal services that may be needed during the life cycle of any business enterprise:

Entity Formation & Maintenance Corporate Finance (debt and equity)
Corporate Governance Labor & Employment
Commercial Contracts Real Estate & Construction
Securities Law Private Equity
Banking & Finance Mergers & Acquisitions
Technology & Intellectual Property      Health Care
Regulatory Compliance Business & Succession Planning
Employee Benefits & ERISA Executive Compensation
Taxation & Business Planning Complex Business Relationships
Shareholder Rights & Relations Commercial Dispute Resolution

We also offer business owners a wide range of top-notch personal services, including representation in Estate Planning, Real Estate, Tax, and Family Law matters.

Business Counselors. Many of us serve as outside general counsel for companies of all sizes covering a wide range of industry sectors. In that role, we connect company management to experienced lawyers with the right skill set – both inside and outside our Business Law Group. We understand and enjoy business and we relish serving as trusted business advisers. Taking the time to learn our client’s business has resulted in personal and business relationships that in many cases have spanned decades.

Local Service, Global Resources. Through our membership and leadership in Legal Netlink Alliance (an alliance of midsized, general practice, independent law firms), our reach is literally global. So whether you need to diligence a merger partner in Phoenix, Arizona, litigate in the Delaware Chancery Court, or consult with a tax expert in Belgium, we can provide assistance both quickly and economically.

Business Disputes. Practice Made Personal® means we are there for our clients when the going gets tough and we treat their matters as our own. Commercial litigation can be stressful and distracting for business owners. Our business lawyers understand that. But when there is no alternative to litigation, we won’t abandon you. We work collaboratively with our Business Litigation Group to ensure that the needs of an ongoing business remain paramount both during the course of litigation and when structuring any settlement. Business lawyers in our group also have extensive experience in ownership disputes (often referred to as “corporate divorce”). We work closely with our litigation team in planning, executing and litigating such matters. When it comes to your business disputes, We Take It Personally®.

A Mid-Sized Firm with A Depth of Experience. In addition to the core business services described above, our attorneys have specific industry experience: in banking and finance (representing both financial institutions and business customers), in health care (representing physicians and physician groups), and  in a wide range of manufacturing and service industries. Our business clients include manufacturers, builders, distributors, and banks, as well as health care, technology, real estate, and private equity firms. Our entrepreneurial clients include accountants, lawyers, doctors, real estate, finance, and investment professionals. The depth of our experience is demonstrated by these specific practice groups that are included within the Business Law & Transactions Group: Banking and Finance, Labor & Employment, Employee Benefits & ERISA, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Personal, Financial and Estate Planning, Real Estate and Construction, Taxation and Business Planning.

Amy M. Gibson, Kari E. Kaplan and Mary V. Hays Named in Crain's List of The Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago
08.01.17

Aronberg Goldgehn Members Amy M. Gibson, Kari E. Kaplan and Mary V. Hays have been listed in Crain’s Custom Media’s inaugural edition of The Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago.... Read More


Cynde Munzer Named Co-Chair of the Anti-Defamation League's 2018 Women of Achievement Awards Dinner
06.22.17

Aronberg Goldgehn member Cynde Munzer will co-chair the 2018 dinner with Maria Doughty, Corporate Counsel, State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, at Allstate Insurance Co.... Read More


Mark Anderson Presenting "Illinois LLC Act Changes"
05.19.17

On June 9, 2017, Aronberg Goldgehn attorney Mark Anderson will speak on the "Illinois LLC Act Changes" at the Fox Valley Chapter of the ICPAS JD/CPA Practitioners' breakfast.... Read More


19 Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers By Illinois Leading Lawyers
04.27.17

Nineteen of the firm’s members have been named Leading Lawyers by Illinois Leading Lawyers, a designation awarded to less than 5 percent of Illinois attorneys.... Read More


7 Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Emerging Lawyers By Illinois Leading Lawyers
04.26.17

Katie Attebery, Amy Gibson, Julie Johnson, Kari Kaplan, Tim Nelson, Amber LaFevers and Sara Spratt have been named Emerging Lawyers by Illinois Leading Lawyers, a designation awarded to less than 2 percent of Illinois attorneys.... Read More


David A. Johnson Jr. Co-Presenting Starting and Running a Home Based Small Business
04.24.17

On May 2, 2017, Aronberg Goldgehn attorney David A. Johnson Jr. will be co-presenting “Starting and Running a Home Based Small Business,” a workshop offered by The Law Project.... Read More


David A. Johnson Jr. Presenting on Corporate Structures at the Chicago Inventors Organization's Pro Bono Law Evening
04.12.17

Aronberg Goldgehn attorney David A. Johnson Jr. will be presenting at The Chicago Inventors Organization’s “Pro Bono Law Evening” on April 25, 2017.... Read More


David A. Johnson Jr. Joins Aronberg Goldgehn's Business Law & Transactions Group
03.23.17

David Johnson Jr. is a general business attorney who represents growing companies and medical practices throughout Illinois and Wisconsin in all stages of operation, including in unique and complex transactions.... Read More


Michael S. Nelson Joins Aronberg Goldgehn's Business Law & Transactions Group
03.03.17

Michael S. Nelson has joined Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa as an associate in the firm’s business law and transactions practice group. He represents clients in real estate and business transactional matters.... Read More


Federal Court Diversity Jurisdiction and Non-Corporate Entities - REIT Is a Citizen of Every State Where Its Owners Are Citizens
02.10.17

For the first time in 25 years, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court addressed the application of the federal diversity statute to non-corporate entities.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named "Rising Stars By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.23.17

Staci L. Balbirer, Amy M. Gibson, Julie A. Johnson, Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber O. LaFevers and Timothy R. Nelson have been named “Rising Stars” by Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


Joseph A. Cioffi Joins Aronberg Goldgehn's Business Law & Transactions Group
11.16.16

Joseph A. Cioffi has joined Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa as an associate in the firm’s business law and transactions practice group. He was previously the Managing Partner of Cervantes & Cioffi LLP.... Read More


The Disappearance of the Requirement That the Internal Revenue Service Exhaust All Reasonable Collection Efforts Against the Primary Obligor
09.15.16

An article by Aronberg Goldgehn associate Benjamin Haskin has been published in the Federal Taxation newsletter.... Read More


Employment Law Trending Now - Illinois Enacts Employee Sick Leave Act Effective January 1, 2017
09.14.16

House Bill 6162 has been signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, creating the Employee Sick Leave Act. The Act takes effect January 1, 2017, and provides Illinois employees with more flexibility in their use of existing company provided sick leave benefits.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Sponsoring the 18th Annual Illinois Bar Foundation Gala
09.07.16

Aronberg Goldgehn is honored to be the Northern Illinois University Fellowship Sponsor for the Illinois Bar Foundation’s 2016 Gala, where Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will be presented with the 2016 Distinguished Award for Excellence.... Read More


John Sciaccotta Elected to Membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
08.08.16

Litigator John C. Sciaccotta has been elected a Member of the prestigious Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn's Women's Initiative Hosts Its Inaugural Inspiration Award Luncheon
08.01.16

Ulta Beauty General Counsel Jodi Caro Honored With the 2016 Inspiration Award... Read More


Employment Law Trending Now - The Defense of Trade Secrets Act of 2016; Enhanced Protection for Confidential Information and Trade Secrets
06.23.16

The Defense of Trade Secrets Act took effect in May, amending the Economic Espionage Act, and providing a private right of civil legal action for businesses.... Read More


Mark Anderson Presenting the Key Current Issues in Advising S-Corporations
06.02.16

On June 15, 2016, Aronberg Goldgehn member Mark D. Anderson will present "Key Current Issues in Advising S-Corporations" at an Illinois CPA Society-O’Hare Chapter dinner event and program.... Read More


Bob Sodikoff and Son Featured in the Law Day Edition Of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
04.29.16

Aronberg Goldgehn member Robert N. Sodikoff and his son, also a lawyer, are featured in the annual Law Day Edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.... Read More


Bob Sodikoff Publishes Chapter in IICLE's Secured Transactions 2016
04.11.16

Robert N. Sodikoff’s “Letters of Credit” has been published in the “Secured Transactions 2016” edition, which is considered the essential guide covering security interests and priority under UCC Article 9.... Read More


Tim Nelson Elected Town Council President for Ogden Dunes, Indiana
01.07.16

Timothy R. Nelson, Co-Chair of the Business Law & Transactions Group at Aronberg Goldgehn, has been elected as Town Council President for the Town of Ogden Dunes, Indiana, where he lives with his family.... Read More


Katie Attebery and Kari Hoelting Kaplan Named New Members
01.06.16

Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa has named Katherine A. Attebery and Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan as Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2016.... Read More


Six Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers
01.01.16

Staci Balbirer, Amy M. Rapoport Gibson, Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber O. LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Julie A. Neubauer and have been designated Rising Stars in Illinois by Super Lawyers.... Read More


Mark Anderson Named a Member of the Edward Foundation's Board of Directors
08.06.15

The Edward Foundation has named Mark D. Anderson as a member of its Board of Directors. Established in 1990, The Edward Foundation supports Edward Hospital & Health Services’ community health care initiatives.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Appoints New Practice Group Chairs
07.29.15

Nate Lichtenstein and Amy Rapoport Gibson Will Lead the Commercial Litigation Group; Paul Gilman and Tim Nelson, Business Law & Transactions... Read More


Jerry Holisky Elected Co-Managing Member of Aronberg Goldgehn
07.27.15

Jerry Holisky has been elected Co-Managing Member of Aronberg Goldgehn. Holisky will share the responsibility for the strategic and operational governance of the firm with fellow member Christopher J. Bannon.... Read More


Tax Law Alert - IRS Proposes Regulations on Disguised Payments For Services
07.23.15

The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations today on “Disguised Payments for Services,” which will change legislation made by Congress back in 1984.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Ranked No. 1 for Having the Highest Percentage of Women Associates Among Illinois' Largest Firms
07.14.15

Chicago Lawyer magazine’ has published the results of its annual diversity survey of the largest law firms in Illinois, and Aronberg Goldgehn has been ranked No. 1 in one analysis of the statistics.... Read More


Mark Anderson Joins Aronberg Goldgehn
05.06.15

Mark Anderson has joined Aronberg Goldgehn as a member. He concentrates his practice in federal and state corporate and partnership tax, estate and gift taxes, and related business matters for middle market companies and their owners.... Read More


John Sciaccotta Joins Aronberg Goldgehn
05.04.15

John Sciaccotta has joined Aronberg Goldberg as a member. He focuses his practice on litigation, arbitration and business counseling matters with a special emphasis on complex civil trial and appellate cases brought in federal and state courts throughout the country.... Read More


HIPAA Update - A Summary of Recent HIPAA Changes
01.15.15

It has been more than a decade since most providers first undertook HIPAA privacy compliance efforts. Since then, many new rules and regulations have been enacted. This alert provides a summary of recent HIPPA changes.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Illinois
01.12.15

Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank and Blooma Stark have been selected as Illinois ‘Super Lawyers;’ Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber N. LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson named ‘Rising Stars.’... Read More


Lisa Brodsky, Tim Nelson and Amy Gibson Elected New Members
01.01.15

Aronberg Goldgehn has elected Lisa J. Brodsky, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson as Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2015.... Read More


Employment Law Update - The Illinois Human Rights Act Amended
01.01.15

Effective Jan. 1, 2015, the Illinois Human Rights Act is amended to expand protections for workers and applicants related to pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions. This Update summarizes the Act.... Read More


Paul Gilman Quoted About the Inversion Backlash in Canadian Lawyer Magazine
12.15.14

Paul A. Gilman is quoted in “The inversion backlash: As public awareness of corporate tax schemes becomes more mainstream, inversions have been put in the spotlight.”... Read More


Billy Garmisa Featured in Illinois Leading Lawyers Network Magazine - Top Business Lawyers in Illinois Edition
09.23.14

William Garmisa is profiled in“Everyone Is Replaceable – Except Billy,” an article in the Illinois Leading Lawyers Magazine-Top Business Lawyers in Illinois Edition.... Read More


USA TODAY Speaks with Paul Gilman on Tax Inversions
08.27.14

Tax and business planning attorney Paul Gilman spoke with USA TODAY about Burger King’s recent agreement to merge with Canada-based Tim Hortons.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Listed as Top Midwest Real Estate Law Firm
07.10.14

Aronberg Goldgehn is pleased to announce we have been listed amongst the Top Midwest Real Estate Law Firms for 2014 as noted by Midwest Real Estate Magazine’s annual Best of the Best issue.... Read More


Legal Netlink Alliance Spring General Meeting Held in Chicago
05.16.14

On May 16, Legal Netlink Alliance held its Spring General Meeting at the Standard Club in Chicago.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Hosts Women Employed Power Lunch
05.01.14

Nearly 50 women business executives and professionals attended a Women Employed Power Lunch held at the firm on May 1, 2014.... Read More


Longtime Aronberg Goldgehn Client, Award-Winning Chef Yoshi Katsumura, Receives Recognition
04.03.14

Longtime Aronberg Goldgehn client, award-winning Chef Yoshi Katsumura, receives recognition with the Lakeview corner of Halsted and Aldine being named Yoshi Katsumura Way in his honor.... Read More


Firm Hosts Navigant Consulting Attorney's "Lawesome" Presentation
03.06.14

“A LAWESOME lawyer gets the client to its end result and keeps the client focused on what is most important—the business”, observed speaker Pia Thompson... Read More


Morris Featured in Leading Lawyers Network Magazine's Real Estate, Construction and Environmental Edition for 2014
01.17.14

Leading Lawyers Network Magazine featured Real Estate and Construction Member, Henry Morris, in an article in their Real Estate, Construction and Environmental Edition for 2014.... Read More


Hoelting Kaplan, LaFevers, Nelson and Gibson Named Rising Stars By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.13.14

Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson have been designated as Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


Chris Bannon, Jay Frank, Billy Garmisa and Blooma Stark Named Super Lawyers By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.13.14

Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank, William J. Garmisa and Blooma Stark have been selected as Super Lawyers by Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


Bannon, Frank, Garmisa and Stark Named Super Lawyers By Illinois Super Lawyers
08.29.13

Aronberg Goldgehn members Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank, William J. Garmisa and Blooma Stark have been selected as Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


Katie Attebery, Amy Gibson, Tim Nelson and Julie Neubauer Named Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers
08.29.13

Aronberg Attorneys Katherine A. Attebery, Amy M. Rapoport Gibson, Timothy R. Nelson and Julie A. Neubauer and have been designated Rising Stars in Illinois by Super Lawyers.... Read More


Eight Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers' and Rising Stars' in Illinois
01.04.13

Aronberg Goldgehn is pleased to announce that four attorneys were selected as Illinois ‘Super Lawyers’ for 2013 and four attorneys were designated as ‘Rising Stars’ in Illinois by Super Lawyers magazine.... Read More


Jerry Holisky Discusses the Role of Advisory Boards in Closely Held Entrepreneurial Firms
08.02.12

Business lawyer Jerry Holisky was interviewed by First Business News on the role of advisory boards in closely held entrepreneurial firms.... Read More


Kari Hoelting Joins Aronberg Goldgehn's Corporate Practice Group
06.06.12


Munzer Appointed as Liaison to the ABA Commission for Women in the Profession
09.28.11

Cynde Munzer has been appointed as a Liaison to the ABA Commission for Women in the Profession for her work with Vision 2020.... Read More


Munzer Publishes "The Case for Shared Leadership," in Today's Chicago Woman Magazine
08.01.11

Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa member Cynde H. Munzer has published "The Case for Shared Leadership" in the August 2011 edition of Today’s Chicago Woman Diversity Issue.... Download File


Aronberg Goldgehn Welcomes Legal Intern From Abroad
08.01.11


Cynde H. Munzer Joins Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa
06.29.11


Attebery, Morrison and Nelson Join Aronberg Goldgehn As Associates
11.29.10

Katherine Attebery, Angela Morrison and Timothy Nelson have joined Aronberg Goldgehn as associates.... Read More


Holisky Receives Chicago Association of Realtors 2010 Affiliate Member of the Year Award
09.16.10

Aronberg Goldgehn business lawyer Jerry Holisky has been honored by the Chicago Association of Realtors® as the 2010 Affiliate Member of the Year.... Read More