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Froy, Michael M

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Current Professional Affiliation

Partner, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

Mr. Froy is past chair of Sonnenschein’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group.  He advises businesses in meeting their strategic objectives focusing on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance and public company compliance.  Mr. Froy has represented purchasers, sellers and financial advisors in transactions involving public and private middle market and large capitalization companies in a range of industry sectors, including health care, technology, financial services, real estate, consumer, manufacturing and business services.  These representations have included cross-border transactions.  He has represented issuers and underwriters in public offerings including initial public offerings and equity and debt offerings of existing public companies.  Those transactions have involved issuers in a variety of industries including financial services, consumer, technology, real estate, business services and health care.  Mr. Froy advises public, private and not-for-profit companies on corporate governance matters including board of directors and committee conduct and practice.  Mr. Froy also advises public companies on takeover preparedness and response.  He guides public companies in meeting securities and other public company compliance matters.  This advice includes routine and complex disclosure matters, stock exchange and Nasdaq compliance, responding to Securities and Exchange Commission comments and regulatory inquiries and investigations.

 

 

Professional History

Member of the Executive Committee for Northwestern University’s Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute

Past Chair of Cross-border Transaction Practice Group of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms.

 

 

Civic Involvement

Member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Member of the Board of Directors of The Lake County Community Foundation

Trustee and on the Executive Committee of Ravinia Festival

Member of the City of Highland Park Ravinia Festival Community Relations Committee

 

 

Honors, Certificates and Awards

Recognized by Chambers Global in its guide of the world’s leading lawyers

 

 

Education

University of Chicago, J.D., 1983

University of Michigan, A.B., with honors and high distinction, 1979

 

Mike can be reached at (312) 876-8222.

 

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