Vedder Price

John R. Obiala

Shareholder

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.

John R. Obiala

Shareholder

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1979, cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1976, cum laude

John R. Obiala

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1979

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association