John R. Obiala

Shareholder at Vedder Price P.C.

John R. Obiala

John R. Obiala

Shareholder at Vedder Price P.C.

Biography

John R. Obiala is a member of the Corporate practice area at Vedder Price and is a longstanding member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Obiala counsels corporate clients on general corporate and finance matters, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and restructurings, secured transactions and other corporate financings and contractual matters. He also represents venture capital and private equity firms with respect to their investments.

Mr. Obiala has extensive experience in all aspects of Delaware and Illinois corporate, partnership and limited liability laws. He has counseled boards of directors of public and private companies and stockholders concerning corporate governance, fiduciary duties, takeover defense, indemnification, directors and officers insurance and other matters.

Mr. Obiala also acts as outside general counsel to many closely held and family-owned corporations.

Mr. Obiala received an "AV Preeminent" Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, the Legal 500 United States guide recommends Mr. Obiala in the M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M) category. He has also been selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate Finance Law, Closely & Privately Held Business Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law from 2013 to 2016.

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Shareholder at Vedder Price P.C.

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Chairman Emeritus at Vedder Price P.C.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Vedder Price P.C.

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Shareholder Member, Board of Directors Chair, Labor & Employment Practice Area at Vedder Price P.C.

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Faculty Member at Practising Law Institute

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Chair, Labor & Employment Practice Area at Vedder Price P.C.

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Shareholder at Vedder Price P.C.

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Co-Chair, Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Group at Vedder Price P.C.

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Shareholder at Vedder Price P.C.

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Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1979

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is the law school of the Loyola University Chicago, in Illinois. Established in 1909, by the Society of Jesus, the Roman Catholic order of the Jesuits, the School of Law is located in downtown Chicago, within walking distance of the Water Tower (only surviving downtown building of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire), the John Hancock Center (one of the tallest buildings in the United States), Holy Name Cathedral and the Magnificent Mile of North Michigan Avenue. Loyola University Chicago School of Law offers degrees and combined degree programs, including the S.J.D., the equivalent of the Doctorate Degree in Law. Loyola University Chicago and its Water Tower campus also holds art exhibitions and other cultural events.

BA, cum laude
Class of 1976

Notre Dame is a leading American research university that offers undergraduate, professional, and graduate students a unique academic environment. Enriched by Catholic intellectual and cultural traditions, it is a place that throughout its history has promoted excellent teaching. Notre Dame stands on 1,250 acres considered by many to be among the most beautiful possessed by any university in the nation. From the collegiate Gothic architecture and park-like landscape to exquisite outdoor sculpture and breathtaking views, Notre Dame's campus is a visual splendor.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The Chicago Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States. The Association's voluntary membership of 22,000 consists largely of lawyers and judges from Cook County and the State of Illinois.

Career History
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Current

Vedder Price P. C. provides legal services in the areas of corporate transactions, labor, employment, and litigation. The firm's areas of specialization include accounting law, capital markets, executive compensation, health, and insurance law. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

Vedder Price P. C. provides legal services in the areas of corporate transactions, labor, employment, and litigation. The firm's areas of specialization include accounting law, capital markets, executive compensation, health, and insurance law. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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purchases Wintrust Financial Corp.

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