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   3Robert C. Knuepfer Jr.Chicago(312) 927-8913rknuepfer@strategiclegaladvisorsllc.comrknuepfer@strategiclegaladvisorsllc.comStrategic Legal Advisors LLCwww.strategiclegaladvisorsllc.comwww.strategiclegaladvisorsllc.comknuepferrobert.jpg International Business & Trade LawMergers & Acquisitions LawCommercial Law
Robert C. Knuepfer Jr.rknuepfer@strategiclegaladvisorsllc.com
Strategic Legal Advisors LLChttp://www.strategiclegaladvisorsllc.com
120 S Riverside Plaza Ste 1620
Chicago IL 60606
Ph.(312) 927-8913 Fx.(312) 264-0538
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
International Business & Trade Law    Commercial Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Robert C. Knuepfer, Jr., the founder and managing partner of Strategic Legal Advisors LLC, is past chair of Baker McKenzie's Europe & Middle East Practice and former managing partner of the Budapest Office. He provides general counsel to public and private companies on a wide range of corporate matters.

Mr. Knuepfer focuses on corporate and commercial transactions, with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate finance.

He is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, where he teaches project finance and international business transactions at Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the School of Law. He is also a member of the Dean?s Advisory Board at Kellogg Graduate School of Management.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals, 1980
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1980
Trial Bar of U.S. District Court, 1983
U.S. Supreme Court, 1988


Date of Birth:  1952

Law School:  Northwestern University, J.D. and M.B.A., 1978
Law School Honors/Involvement:  Law Review

Undergraduate School:  Denison University, 1974
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  Phi Beta Kappa

Employment History:  
Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, he served as law clerk to a judge on the federal appellate court in Chicago, and later as an assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago.


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association (chair, Corporate & Securities Section Council)
Chicago Bar Association
DuPage County Bar Association
Fellow, American and Illinois Bar Foundations
Advisory board member, The Private Bank, Oak Brook

Teaching Experience
Mr. Knuepfer is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, where he teaches project finance and international business transactions at Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the School of Law.


Community Involvement:  
Adler Planetarium
   Trustee
Metropolitan Family Services of Chicago
   Past chairman of the board
Rotary Club of Chicago
  Centennial president
Rotary International
  District governor
The Executives Club
  President
Economic Club
The Lawyers Club
The Chicago Club
Kellogg Graduate School of Management
  Past chair, advisory board
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
   Board member


Published Legal Writing:  
Winning Legal Strategies for Mergers & Acquisitions, Aspatore Books, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010


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