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Helmut E. Gerlach - Barrington, IL

201 S. Grove Avenue, 4th Floor Barrington, IL 60010

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Updated: 09/01/2022

Barrington Business Law Lawyer

Overview

RANGE OF PRACTICE

Mr. Gerlach routinely advises clients on general corporate, commercial, finance, commercial real estate (acquisition, development, construction, leasing), private equity, M&A, contracts, contracts management, procurement, licensing and technology, master and global alliance agreements, compliance, employment law, executive compensation and severance, and international matters...

RANGE OF PRACTICE

Mr. Gerlach routinely advises clients on general corporate, commercial, finance, commercial real estate (acquisition, development, construction, leasing), private equity, M&A, contracts, contracts management, procurement, licensing and technology, master and global alliance agreements, compliance, employment law, executive compensation and severance, and international matters. He brings to the table excellent analytical, writing/drafting, advocacy, negotiation, dispute-resolution and mediation skills and his advice is sought for by individuals, businesses and colleagues. Prior to the practice of law, he had 10+ years global experience in the hospitality industry and military (NATO). Mr. Gerlach is fluent in legal, business and technical German.

About Helmut E. Gerlach

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Employment Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner - Corporate Chair

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland

Other Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member)
  • Maryland Bar Association (Member)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association (Member)
  • University of Maryland School of Law Alumni Association (Past Board of Directors)

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, 1997
    J.D.
  • Towson University, Towson, Maryland, 1994
    B.A.
    Major: Economics, History, Political Science

Past Positions

  • Gerlach Law Limited, Lake Zurich, Illinois, 2008 - present, Partner
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago, Illinois, Senior Associate, 2006 - 2008
  • Schiff Hardin LLP, Chicago, Illinois, Senior Associate, 2005 - 2006
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chicago, Illinois, Associate, 2002 - 2005
  • Dilworth Paxson LLP, Washington, D.C., Of Counsel, 2001 - 2002
  • Naka, Huttar & Oldhouser, LLP, Baltimore, Maryland, Of Counsel, Associate, 1997 - 2001

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chair of Finance for Salem United Methodist Church of Barrington (2005-2012)
  • Outside General Counsel (Pro-Bono Basis), Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley (2005 - present)

Classes and Seminars

  • How Tech Relates to the Law: Including GDPR and How It Affects You, SMB Guardians Podcast Guest

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Office Information

Address

201 S. Grove Avenue, 4th Floor Barrington, IL 60010

Fax

  • 847-382-7242

Publication

Articles

  • Bankruptcy in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland and Section 304 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, Proceedings Ancillary to Foreign Bankruptcy Proceedings. 22 MD. J. INT’L L. & TRADE 81 (1998)

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