Vedder Price

Robert F. Simon

Shareholder

Robert F. Simon is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and has practiced executive compensation, employee benefits, estate and financial planning, tax and business law since 1982.

Mr. Simon counsels and represents executives and boards of directors and their committees in the design, negotiation and implementation of employment and severance arrangements, and executive compensation, stock and other incentive and deferred compensation programs. On employee benefits matters, Mr. Simon counsels clients on the design and administration of qualified and nonqualified pension, profit sharing, savings and other retirement plans, welfare benefit plans, employee benefits aspects of business transactions, and employment rights. Mr. Simon also advises companies and individuals on retirement planning, estate, trust and financial planning, and tax and closely held business matters.

Mr. Simon is a member of the American Bar Association (Section of Taxation; Section of Business Law) and held the following positions while a member of the Chicago Bar Association: Employee Benefits Committee; member Executive Committee, 1992–1994, Federal Tax Committee; Chair, 1993–1994, Corporate Tax Division, Federal Tax Committee.

The Legal 500 United States recommends Mr. Simon in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (Transactions) category for 2017. He was selected for inclusion from 2009 to 2014 in Illinois Super Lawyers and he has also been selected by his peers in Leading Lawyers.

Robert F. Simon

Shareholder

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1982, with honors
  • Miami University, B.A., 1975, cum laude

Robert F. Simon

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1982

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1989

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association (Section of Taxation; Section of Business Law)

Robert F. Simon

Shareholder