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Michael D. Weis


Michael is a principal of Firsel Ross & Weis, representing privately and publicly held entities in business and commercial transactions. He has handled the negotiation and closing of hundreds of complex corporate and commercial real estate transactions both domestically and internationally. Michael's clients span a number of industries including manufacturing, distribution, real estate, health care, food and

beverage, technology, and professional services. Armed with a wealth of knowledge and experience in corporate, real estate, and finance matters, including being a Certified Public Accountant since 1985, Michael helps his clients succeed personally and in business. His corporate experience includes all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, securities, and corporate governance.


Michael's legal career spans three decades. He focuses on mergers and

acquisitions, "Outside General Counsel" representation, commercial finance, securities, real estate, tax and estate planning, and administration matters. Prior to joining Firsel Ross & Weis, Michael's practice included 10 years at a boutique firm in Chicago where he served as chair of the firm's business and transactional practice. Additionally, Michael was General Counsel for a long-term care organization. He began his legal career with a Chicago-based corporate and securities law firm, where he was an associate and then a partner.

Professional Affiliations

• American Bar Association

• Chicago Bar Association

• Illinois CPA Society


Honors & Awards

Recognized by his peers as a "Leading Lawyer"in the areas of:
• Closely & Privately Held Business Law

• Corporate Finance Law
• Real Estate Law: Commercial

• Real Estate Law: Finance

Civic Activities

• American Heart Association, Volunteer

• Illinois Certified Public Accounting Society,
  Committees and Task Forces, Member


Michael enjoys tennis and cycling and is an avid history and movie buff.

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J.D., Magna Cum Laude, University of Illinois College of Law, 1988

B.S., with high honors, Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois

State of Florida




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