Michael A. Nemeroff is President and CEO of Vedder Price and Chairman of the Finance and Transactions group. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the firm’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Nemeroff counsels corporations in mergers and acquisitions transactions and governance matters. He provides private equity firms and hedge funds with experienced direction in leveraged and management buyouts and guides financial institutions in complex finance transactions. Further, Mr. Nemeroff negotiates and structures executive compensation arrangements for companies, management teams, compensation committees and executives. His many clients include Ally Financial, Merit Capital Mezzanine Funds, Citadel Investment Group, Allscripts, CIT Group, Bank of America, The PrivateBank, Oil-Dri Corporation of America, GrubHub, The Duchossois Group, Chicago Growth Partners Funds, Wynnchurch Capital, Valor Equity Partners and The Edgewater Funds.
Mr. Nemeroff is one of two legal advisors to the G100, an elite international organization of leading Chief Executive Officers from Fortune 500 publicly traded corporations who meet regularly to share practical collective experience about deal making and leadership challenges.
Mr. Nemeroff is a member of the Board of Directors of Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE: ODC). He is active in charitable and civic affairs as a Trustee of the Chicago History Museum and as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of the Chicago Children’s Choir.
Mr. Nemeroff, an authority on M&A and finance matters, makes frequent appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg Television and is often cited in publications such as The Wall Street Journal. He is a member of the American Bar Association, The Commercial Club of Chicago and The Economic Club of Chicago. Mr. Nemeroff was named by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois and is listed in Who’s Who in Chicago Business by Crain’s Chicago Business. He has been selected for inclusion from 2005 to 2016 by Illinois Super Lawyers, and is ranked in the Chambers USA Illinois Corporate/M&A category and and the Legal 500 United States M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M) category.