Mitch Melamed represents and counsels entrepreneurs and businesses in the acquisition and sale of businesses and business assets. He also advises clients in estate planning matters, wealth management and asset protection.

In addition, Mitch is recognized as a leader in the representation of self-funded health plans, wealth managers, physicians and physician groups. He devotes a substantial part of his practice to representing third party administrators, consultants, self-funded health benefit plans, managed group underwriters, physicians, and medical and dental practices. Mitch is nationally known for his ability to save millions of dollars for his subrogation clients.



  • Representation of third party administrators (TPAs) in formation, acquisition and sale

  • Represented an Oklahoma TPA and insurance company on sale to major Arkansas insurance company

  • Represented a Tennessee TPA on sale to major Arkansas insurance company

  • Representation of one of the nation's largest picture frame companies

  • Representation of a small intellectual property company in its formation, private placement memorandum and subsequent sale to a New York Stock Exchange company

  • Representation of numerous physician practices in acquisitions, mergers and employment issues

Employee Benefits

  • Representation of numerous ERISA-based, self-funded health plans in drafting of plan, reimbursement and coverage issues through the United States

Wealth Management

  • Representation of numerous wealth management broker individuals concerning employment contracts, licensing issues and wealth management


Mitch joined Aronberg Goldgehn in August 1999. He is one of the founders of  the international lawyers’ network, Legal Netlink Alliance (, and acts as one of Aronberg Goldgehn's representative to the network.

Among his many accolades, Mitch holds the AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability. Since 2007, he has been recognized annually as a Leading Lawyer in Closely & Privately Held Business Law by Illinois Leading Lawyers. Also, he was named a "Top Lawyer in Illinois" for the Suburban Business Lawyer Division by The Business Ledger in 2008-2013.

Dedicated to community service, Mitch holds or has held leadership roles with the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers in Chicago and the University of Illinois College of Law Board of Visitors (now Deans Advisory Board). He has served on the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation and Harbor Light boards for many years, in addition to representing them in their varied legal needs. His dedication to his clients shows when he and his family serve meals to the less fortunate at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Additionally, Mitch served as a Village Trustee for the Village of Glencoe, Ill., from 2001 to 2009. He was the attorney for the Northwest Suburban Alliance of Commerce and Industry from 1988 to 1998. He also held a leadership role with the Beyond Sports Foundation (the Golf Advisory Board for the Village of Glencoe, Ill.)


  • Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center of Chicago (Lincoln Park and Chicago Central)

  • Salvation Army Freedom Center of Chicago

  • Village of Glencoe (Village Trustee, 2001-2009)


  • Advisory Board, Parkway Bank & Trust (2001-2003)

  • Board of Visitors Member, University of Illinois College of Law (1998-2000 and 2008-2011)

  • Advisory Board Member, Salvation Army Freedom Center of Chicago

  • Director, Beyond Sports Foundation, the Golf Advisory Board for the Village of Glencoe

  • Founder, Legal Netlink Alliance


DePaul University College of Law, LL.M in Health Law, 1996

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1968

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.S.Psychology, 1965


  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin


  • AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer in Closely & Privately Held Business Law (2008-2020)