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   3Edward J. MomkusLisle(630) 434-0400emomkus@momkus.comemomkus@momkus.comMomkus LLCwww.momkus.comwww.momkus.commomkusedward.jpgClosely & Privately Held Business LawMergers & Acquisitions LawReal Estate Law: CommercialReal Estate Law: Finance
Edward J.
Momkus LLC
1001 Warrenville Rd Ste 500
Lisle IL 60532
Ph.(630) 434-0400 Fx.(630) 434-0444
Recommended by peers in:
Closely & Privately Held Business Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Real Estate Law: Commercial
Real Estate Law: Finance
Advisory Board Member
County:  DuPage
Practice Description:  
Edward J. Momkus, B.A. 1974 Elmhurst College and J.D. 1977 Northwestern University School of Law, served in positions from Staff Attorney to General Counsel in the Corporate Law Departments of Leaseway Transportation Corporation, Evans Products Company, Sunbeam Corporation and Gottlieb Properties, Inc. before entering private practice. Ed acts as the general counsel to several organizations, guiding them through the maze of legal requirements that affect businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Ed’s extensive experience in a wide range of business transactions, legal compliance issues, and tax-driven business planning are the ideal foundation for his role as general counsel. His experience and achievements include:

  • Dozens of purchases and sales of businesses with revenues up to $100,000,000.00;
  • Complex tax-based reorganizations and exchanges;
  • Negotiating, drafting and closing business transactions of all kinds, including manufacturing contracts, purchase agreements, equipment leases, corporate and partnership formation, business succession and sales of businesses;
  • Designing and implementing internal systems which help organizations avoid legal liabilities, including systems designed to achieve and maintain desired tax status;
  • Assisting in the development of tax-based succession planning that is coordinated with individual estate plans;
  • Negotiating, drafting and closing real estate transactions of all kinds, including office and industrial leases, construction contracts, financing agreements and real estate partnerships;
  • Representing businesses and other organizations before various government entities
Ed has been the Founding Member and Managing Partner of the Firm. Ed is heavily involved in various no-for-profit entities, and is a Trustee of Elmhurst College and the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation, a past Board Member of the Oak Brook Area Chamber of Commerce.

In his prior work as in-house counsel Ed had direct experience in being a member of senior management of several large publicly held companies, covering the manufacturing, logistics and transportation fields. Among other things, he has been responsible for environmental compliance, product liability risk management, advertising compliance and complex financing coordination. Ed also has first-hand experience in entrepreneurial ventures as an owner and partner, including as a partner in a venture that developed one of the largest residential projects in Sedona, Arizona.

Notable Cases and Results:  
Numerous Sales and Purchases of Companies with Revenues of Up to $100,000,000.00

Complex Tax-Based Exchanges

Tax-Free Reorganizations

Private Placements

Real Estate Ventures

Bar Admissions:  
Ohio, 1978
Illinois, 1977

Year of Birth:  1953

Law School:  Northwestern University Law School, J.D., 1977

Law School Honors/Involvement:  Harold O. Shertz Essay Award, 1977

Undergraduate School:  Elmhurst College, B.A., political science and history

Employment History:  
Momkus McCluskey LLC, Partner, 1991-present
Edward J. Momkus Associates, Partner, 1989-1991
Gottlieb Properties, Downers Grove, Illinois, General Counsel, 1987-1989
Sunbeam Corporation, Oak Brook, Illinois, Corporate Counsel, General Counsel of Appliance Group, 1981-1987
Evans Transportation Company, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, Corporate Counsel, 1979-1981
Leaseway Transportation Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio, Corporate Counsel, 1977-1979
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Department Intern, 1976-1977

Awards; Honors; Recognitions:
AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Rated 10.0 out of 10 "Superb" by Avvo

Community Involvement:  
Elmhurst College Board of Trustees
  Vice Chair
  Chair of Development and Alumni Relations Committee
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation
Oak Brook Area Chamber of Commerce
  Past Board Member

Published Legal Writing:  
"The Impact of the National Environmental Policy Act on the Procedures of the Interstate Commerce Commission," University of Denver College of Law Transportation Law Journal, Vol.9, No.1

Firm Description:  
The lawyers of Momkus McCluskey, LLC understand that in both business and family matters, your goals are unique to your individual circumstance. Hence, there is no one size fits all solution for all cases. The firm works to deliver creative solutions that will ultimately achieve your purposes as efficiently and effectively as possible. For example, Momkus McCluskey's business law attorneys provide customized services around business formation, operations, succession, commercial transactions and much more. In fact, many of clients choose to employ the firm's general counsel services, which offer them the benefits of in-house legal counsel at a fraction of the cost.

If you are looking for a comprehensive solution for all your civil and commercial litigation, business, estate, and family law needs, contact Momkus McCluskey, LLC today for your consultation. The firm's skilled attorneys will go to work to customize a strategy to effectively accomplish your legal objectives. From offices in DuPage County and Cook County, Momkus McCluskey provides counsel and advice for clients in Lisle, Chicago, Kane County, Will County, Lake County, McHenry County, Kendall County, DeKalb County and throughout Illinois.

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