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Loeb & Loeb Expands Corporate Practice in Chicago with Addition of Partner Ross D. Emmerman

CHICAGO – Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Ross D. Emmerman has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Corporate Department, bringing with him more than 25 years of experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, venture capital and private equity financings, as well as general corporate counseling and private wealth services. Most recently, he was a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP in Chicago.

“Ross is a talented attorney with a wealth of experience and his practice is an important element of our strategy to increase the breadth and depth of our Chicago-based transactional capabilities,” said Loeb & Loeb Chairman Michael D. Beck. “We look forward to working with him and welcome him to the firm.”

Throughout the course of his career, Emmerman has played a key role in helping private and public companies negotiate mergers and acquisitions, raise capital and form joint ventures. He counsels businesses at every stage of their life cycle, and also regularly represents high net-worth individuals and family offices with a wide variety of matters, including investing, corporate structuring and entity formation, contract negotiations and executive employment matters.

Emmerman has experience representing clients in a variety of industry sectors, including technology, transportation, business services, heavy construction, manufacturing, distribution, health care, travel and leisure, insurance, gaming, and parking garage acquisitions and management. Companies that Emmerman has worked with include: TransUnion Corp., Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, Interpark Holdings, LLC and Gary Comer, Inc., among others.

“Loeb & Loeb suits my practice well and my clients will appreciate the value that Loeb adds,” said Ross. “I’m excited to be joining a national platform that stresses teamwork and interdisciplinary practice.”

Emmerman has been included in The Best Lawyers in America guide for Corporate work since 2009, and maintains an “AV” rating, the highest rating possible, by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the ABA Business Law Section and its Mergers & Acquisitions Committee.

In the local community, Emmerman serves as a Trustee and Treasurer of Chicago Sinai Congregation, one of America's oldest and most distinguished Reform synagogues. He is also a member of The University of Michigan Ross School of Business Alumni Club of Chicago. He served for a decade on the board of directors of Heartland Alliance, a 100-year-old service-based human rights organization focused on helping the most poor and vulnerable in society succeed.

Emmerman, who is a Certified Public Accountant, earned his J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School, and his B.B.A., with honors, from the University of Michigan.

The Corporate Department at Loeb & Loeb is recognized for its experience and innovation in business transactions and corporate governance. With a dynamic combination of business knowledge and legal savvy, the firm’s national team of business attorneys advises primarily middle market companies, both public and private, across a broad spectrum of industries. Loeb represents entities of all types, at many stages of development and covering an extensive range of matters.

Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys focusing on select practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients. The firm is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of capital markets; consumer protection defense; corporate; media and entertainment; intellectual property; litigation; real estate; technology; and tax and wealth services. Loeb & Loeb has six offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC, and Beijing, as well as an affiliate office in Hong Kong.