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Anthony Zeoli is a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group and concentrates his practice in the areas of banking and commercial finance, securities, real estate, and general corporate law.
Mr. Zeoli's commercial finance practice includes the representation of borrowers and lenders in: secured and unsecured lending transactions; corporate reorganizations and restructuring; syndicated commercial financing transactions; and loan workouts. Mr. Zeoli also has a vibrant securities and general corporate practice including initial and subsequent private debt and equity offerings; mergers and acquisitions; company formation and governance; and general contract drafting and negotiation.
Mr. Zeoli has particular expertise in the negotiation and documentation of real estate transactions involving the acquisition, sale, construction, development, leading and/or financing of real estate and has represented parties on both sides of such transactions. He is also an industry leader in the area of crowdfunding, in particular with respect to real estate crowdfunding, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, and Regulation A+ offerings. He has most recently drafted a bill to allow for an intrasate crowdfunding exemption in Illinois, which was unanimously passed by the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate.
Year of Birth: 1977
Law School: Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2004
Law School Honors/Involvement:
Recipient of Virgil B. Day partial scholarship
Corporate Law Society, chairman/founder
Journal of International Law and Business, member
Undergraduate School: State University of New York at Albany, B.S., accounting, economics, 1999
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:
summa cum laude
Recipient of Presidential Partial Scholarship
Beta Gamma National Honorary Business Society
Gold Key National Honor Society
Pi Sigma Epsilon National Co-Ed Business Fraternity
Freeborn & Peters LLP, partner, 2015 - present
Ginsberg Jacobs, LLC, 2013 - 2015
Duane Morris LLP, senior transactional associate, 2012 - 2013
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois State Bar Association
Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), board member
Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), board member
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Member of MENSA
Emerging Lawyers, Law Bulletin Media, 2017
Rising Stars, Illinois Super Lawyers, (cited in multiple years)
Business Alumni Association Board of Directors, University of Illinois at Chicago
West Town Chamber of Commerce
Wicker Park/Bucktown Chamber of Commerce
Young Real Estate Professionals
"Invest in Midwest: The Future of Investment," Bisnow's Big Midwest Office Event, June 2017
For more than 30 years, Freeborn has developed deep connections with our clients and their businesses through our services and mutual experiences. Through our legal practices, our goal is to provide premium quality legal services that advance the interests, defend the rights and build a better future for our clients -- across industries, service lines and geography. We demonstrate our client commitment by embracing a values-based culture of personal responsibility for quality in everything we do.
Based in Chicago, we handle cases locally and regionally. Since our founding in 1983, we have also handled cases nationally and often across borders in a variety of subject matter disciplines - from complex antitrust cases to real estate disputes and from reinsurance matters to contract issues. Organized in sub-practice areas, our depth of experience crosses many industries.