Much is pleased to announce that Mitchell Roth and Steve Blonder, principals and members of the firm’s Management Committee, have been named among the 2022 Notable Gen X Leaders by Crain’s Chicago Business. The annual list honors the top Chicago-area accountants, consultants, and attorneys between the ages of 42-57, who are impactful leaders making significant contributions to their industries, communities, and their firms and companies. View the full list, including Mitchell’s and Steve’s profiles.
As Co-Chairman, Mitchell guides the firm’s long-term direction, drives its strategic vision, and oversees operations. Throughout the pandemic, he preserved Much’s people-first culture and continues to do so in today’s world of flexibility and hybrid work. Mitchell is an accomplished corporate attorney, advising clients on business management and complex M&A.
Mitchell’s Crain’s profile highlights his work with Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS). He has been heavily involved in LRS’s growth strategy for years, but in the last year alone, Mitchell and his team completed more than 20 acquisitions for the company. Service is a core value at Much, and Mitchell’s commitment to his community was also featured. He regularly mentors college students and serves on the board of a nonprofit that supports people with special needs.
Steve is a valued legal and business counselor who focuses on complex business litigation. He has successfully argued before federal and state appellate courts across the country, as well as the Illinois Supreme Court. Steve also oversees Much Community and is integral in driving the firm’s focus on social responsibility.
Steve’s profile highlights how he is using impact litigation to improve the lives of people with disabilities. One example includes his 2021 settlement of a case for a hearing-impaired man who wasn’t allowed to donate blood plasma. Steve’s efforts to support his community were also featured. He is currently the president of The ARK, an organization that provides services to Chicago-area Jews, and vice chair of the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Investing in Justice Campaign.