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Robert C. Knuepfer, Jr., the founder and managing partner of Strategic Legal Advisors LLC, is past chair of Baker McKenzie's Europe & Middle East Practice and former managing partner of the Budapest Office. He provides general counsel to public and private companies on a wide range of corporate matters.
Mr. Knuepfer focuses on corporate and commercial transactions, with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate finance.
He is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, where he teaches project finance and international business transactions at Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the School of Law. He is also a member of the Dean?s Advisory Board at Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
U.S. Court of Appeals, 1980
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1980
Trial Bar of U.S. District Court, 1983
U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
Year of Birth: 1952
Law School: Northwestern University, J.D. and M.B.A., 1978
Law School Honors/Involvement: Law Review
Undergraduate School: Denison University, 1974
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: Phi Beta Kappa
Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, he served as law clerk to a judge on the federal appellate court in Chicago, and later as an assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago.
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association (chair, Corporate & Securities Section Council)
Chicago Bar Association
DuPage County Bar Association
Fellow, American and Illinois Bar Foundations
Advisory board member, The Private Bank, Oak Brook
Mr. Knuepfer is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, where he teaches project finance and international business transactions at Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the School of Law.
Metropolitan Family Services of Chicago
Past chairman of the board
Rotary Club of Chicago
The Executives Club
The Lawyers Club
The Chicago Club
Kellogg Graduate School of Management
Past chair, advisory board
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Published Legal Writing:
Winning Legal Strategies for Mergers & Acquisitions, Aspatore Books, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010