| Practice Description: Mr. Greenblatt practices primarily in the areas of corporate and business transactions, and he also represents law firms and lawyers in their matters with one another. Mr. Greenblatt's clients are involved in a wide range of businesses, some of which include investors, manufacturers, distributors, professional service entities and technology businesses.|
Bar Admissions: State of Illinois, 1969; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1975
Hourly Rate: $525/hour
Retainer: Varies upon case
Date of Birth: 1945
Law School: University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1969
Undergraduate School: Miami University, Oxford, OH, B.A., 1966
Representative Clients: Some of the matters Mr. Greenblatt has recently handled involve the following:
-Represented private equity funds and investors in connection with acquisitions in the
insurance brokerage industry, software and other technology businesses, consumer
products and proprietary products.
-Represented a regional manufacturer and distributor of shelving and displays in the sale
of its business as part of a national "roll-up" and consolidation of that industry.
-Represented a national steel mill waste recycler in the sale of its business to a large
European conglomerate and the continued representation of the purchaser in
contractual matters with the steel industry.
-Represented a structural geotechnical business in the sale of the business to a large
-Represented a regional furniture distributor in its acquisitions, contract work and other
-Represented a national paper distributor in the negotiation and preparation of its supply
contracts throughout the country and with other commercial matters.
-Represented law firms and lawyers in the preparation of operating agreements,
liquidations, mergers, termination issues and proceedings before the ARDC.
-Represented a national mortgage lender in its negotiation of a national title vendor
-Represented investors in the real estate and hotel industries.
2007 Reed Smith
2005 Sachnoff & Weaver (combined with Reed Smith in 2007)
Bar/Professional Association Involvement: Member, American, Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations
Advisory Board Member, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
President, Chicago Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America (2000-2006)
Director and Executive Committee Member, Chicago Area Council of the Boy Scouts of
Chosen by his peers as an Illinois Leading Lawyer and Illinois Super Lawyer.
Community Involvement: President, Chicago Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America (2000- present); Director and Executive Committee Member, Chicago Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America (1993 - present); Chair, Learning for Life, Chicago Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Outreach Program (1991 - 1999)
Published Legal Writing: Mr. Greenblatt has also written several articles and lectures nationally on the legal issues relating to law firms and lawyer mobility. Some of his recent articles and speaking engagements are as follows:
"How to Handle Defections," National Law Journal, 1991;
"How to Handle a Lateral Move to a New Law Firm," Illinois Institute of Continuing Education Quick Guide, 1992;
"Firms' Failure to Address Post-Departure Fees, Responsibilities Can Yield Surprises," Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report, 1995;
"Issues Relating to Your Lateral Move," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Special Human Resources Directory Issue, Summer, 1996;
"Dealing With Partner Defections When Economic Disincentives are Unavailable," Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report, 1998;
Legal Lectures: Panelist and Moderator: "Dealing with Lawyer Mobility in a Changing Legal and Ethical Environment," Chicago Bar Association, 1998;
Presenter for the National Association of Certified Business Evaluation Analysts, the National Association of Legal Search Consultants, Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Fulcrum Information Service, Inc., American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association and other Bar and professional groups throughout the country.
Family: Mr. Greenblatt is married to his wife, Jean, and they have a 19-year-old son, Dan.1008310