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Sandy is a partner in the Firm's Corporate & Securities Group (having served as Chairman of the Group from 2001-2017), and concentrates his practice on general corporate, securities and international law matters. Sandy’s general business practice has given him broad-based experience in a number of areas including domestic and international general corporate and new venture counseling, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, public offerings and private placements, private equity, joint ventures and contract negotiations. He has extensive experience working with domestic and foreign high tech businesses, as well as negotiating, structuring and documenting unique and complex mergers, acquisitions, financings, distribution arrangements, recapitalizations, university spin-offs, and resolutions of business disputes. He also has represented clients in a number of matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. Sandy regularly works with a diverse group of businesses including domestic, Pacific Rim and European entities involved in advanced technologies, industrial and consumer products, nuclear and conventional power infrastructure projects, manufacturing and financial services.

Sandy spent September 1990 through September 1991 in Tokyo, Japan, where he worked with Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (formerly Mori Sogo Law Offices) representing Japanese, European and American clients on a wide variety of international matters.

In addition to his general corporate work, Sandy works with a number of not-for-profit entities on a pro bono basis. Sandy has co-authored several publications for the Practicing Law Institute on various aspects of federal securities laws, and he frequently speaks about mergers and acquisitions and various corporate-related issues at leading industry conferences throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Representative Experience

Activities & Honors

  • Selected, Corporate Law, The Best Lawyers in America© (2020-2022)
  • Selected, Leading Lawyers Network (2006-2021)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated 5.0 out of 5
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Chicago Tech Academy

Articles & Publications


University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1983

University of Chicago Booth School of Business, M.B.A., 1983

Duke University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1979

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois

Representative Clients

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