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Jeffrey S. Gardner

Special Counsel
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  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2003, Journal of Law and Policy in International Business
  • M.B.A., Ohio State University, 2000
  • B.S., Ohio State University, 2000, cum laude
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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Jeffrey Gardner is a special counsel in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Chicago office.

Areas of Practice

Jeffrey Gardner concentrates his practice on transactional and securities matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments, financings, and Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 compliance. Mr. Gardner has represented public and private clients in many different industries, including basic materials, biotech, finance, hospitality, and technology. He also advises entrepreneurs and start-up ventures in connection with formation and general corporate matters. Mr. Gardner has also counseled public and private companies in all aspects of corporate governance.

  • Recognized as an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers

Represented a number of privately held businesses in sales to public and private acquirers

Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a private drilling equipment distributor

Represented a private engineering and design company in its acquisition of the assets of a private equipment manufacturer

Represented a privately held hotel developer in connection with the acquisition, development, and financing of hotel projects throughout the country

Represented a privately held real estate developer in connection with real estate financings


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