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Stephen D. Sayre Member

Stephen D. Sayre is a Member of the Corporate Finance Group and Co-Leader of the Mergers & Acquisitions sub-practice group.

Mr. Sayre is a practical, results-oriented corporate attorney focused on middle-market commercial matters. In that capacity, he acts as outside general counsel for companies that do not have inside counsel, leading transactional matters and managing commercial litigation, employment and tax matters.

Mr. Sayre's practice focuses on companies in the information technology, automotive security alarm and pharmaceutical industries. As certain of these industries have become increasingly global, his work has expanded to include matters with companies in Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Australia.

He also assists larger companies with middle market commercial transactions such as commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and software development and licensing agreements.

He began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary L. Cooper, United States District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey.

Prior to law school, Mr. Sayre worked as a Certified Public Accountant for Ernst & Whinney and in private industry in the areas of auditing and accounting.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Business & Securities Law Section Council, Member, 2016-Present

Community/Civic Activities

  • Member of Board of Directors for Clearbrook, a social service organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs