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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Elected New Members

Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa has elected 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

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

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Aronberg Goldgehn Appoints New Practice Group Chairs

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Jerry Holisky Elected Co-Managing Member of Aronberg Goldgehn

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

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

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Mark Anderson Joins Aronberg Goldgehn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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USA TODAY Speaks with Paul Gilman on Tax Inversions

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

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Legal Netlink Alliance Spring General Meeting Held in Chicago

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

Attebery, Rapoport Gibson, Nelson and Neubauer Named Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers

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

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Aronberg Goldgehn Welcomes Legal Intern From Abroad

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