Brett M. Winterstein Chair | Business and Finance Group
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Brett M. Winterstein
“My clients think about their businesses 24/7. So do I.”

Brett is a partner and Chair of the Business and Finance group. He serves middle-market businesses nationwide as outside general counsel, advising on a range of business matters, including transactions and commercial financings.

Representing a number of commercial and financial entities, Brett’s clients include domestic and international manufacturers, food and beverage companies, technology start-ups and third party logistics companies and asset-based trucking companies. Additionally, he routinely advises commercial banks, private equity groups and investment advisors.

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Brett helps businesses navigate the complexities involved with their transactions, including deal structuring and regulatory matters. He has extensive experience handling mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, venture capital and private equity investments and federal and state securities issues.

Big-Picture Perspective, Accessible 24/7

Clients rely on Brett for his “big picture” advice and his “always on” approach. He knows that his clients are thinking about their businesses constantly and he strives to be available for them at a moment’s notice.


  • Washington University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Maryland, College Park, B.A.



New York


Illinois Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, 2019 – 2020

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Jewish Council For Youth Services, At Large

Community Involvement

Jewish Council for Youth Services, Member of Board of Directors


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  • Washington University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Maryland, College Park, B.A.
  • Illinois
  • New York
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