Jeffrey is an accomplished business lawyer with experience in tax, corporate, and real estate matters. He represents businesses in the venture and middle markets across a broad array of industries, including public and private manufacturing, investment banking and financial services, health care, real estate, and technology.
Jeffrey helps clients develop, form, and create new businesses and ventures, including tax and financial structures. He has supported the growth of these entities by assisting in capital formation through private placements and public offerings and has advised clients in mergers and acquisitions. He has planned and developed successful programs for business and technology venture and real estate investments. Jeffrey's relationships with investment bankers, venture capital funds, and financial institutions have facilitated many successful business enterprises.
Before joining the firm in 1991, Jeffrey was a named principal with the Chicago firm of Sachnoff, Weaver & Rubenstein Ltd. Jeffrey has been an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law since 1977 and has taught the courses Advanced Taxation of Business Transactions, Partnership Taxation, and Negotiations. In 2009, Chicago-Kent selected Jeffrey as the Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year. He has been the university's visiting professor for the East China University of Law and Politics in Shanghai. He also was a visiting professor at the National University of Law in Riga, Latvia, and the Institute of Legal Sciences, Sapientia University, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Jeffrey has been a regular speaker, moderator, and author on taxation, real estate, and securities topics at professional, academic, and industry programs sponsored by such entities as the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business, University of Michigan's Ross Graduate School of Business, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Indiana Bar Association, Illinois and Indiana CPA societies, University of California and California State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, McGladrey & Pullen, Practicing Law Institute, National Association of Realtors, and Real Estate Investment Association.
Jeffrey was the lead co-author of a three-volume treatise titled Limited Liability Companies: Law, Practice & Forms, published by West Publishing. He was also co-author of Partnership Income Tax, a publication of the CCH Federal Tax Service. He is co-author of a chapter on mergers and acquisitions for the e-book Corporate Law Lessons for CEOs. Jeffrey served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Real Estate Securities. In addition, he has authored and edited numerous journal articles in the fields of taxation, real estate, and corporate law.
Jeffrey has been an active member on the boards of directors of several public and private corporations.