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David Staub is an experienced Illinois business attorney. He practices
primarily in the areas of corporate law, technology
law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures, and tax law. He is a trusted advisor to
entrepreneurial and family-owned businesses of all sizes.


David's experience
and training in business law provide him with the background to counsel
his clients on a wide variety of legal issues including:

  • business formation

  • joint ventures and strategic
    business relationships

  • software development contracts, licensing
    agreements and other technology issues

  • sales agency and other
    distribution matters

  • employment issues and executive compensation

  • resolving disputes between shareholders or members


David's clients range from start-ups seeking guidance on
formation of their business entity, to growing companies looking for sources of capital to fuel their growth, to maturing family-owned
planning for the transfer of the business to the next generation.
He provides advice on buying a business for those starting out or
expanding their existing operations and counsels others on selling their
business or pursuing other exit strategies.


David Staub has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer by the publishers of Law and Politics magazine and he is AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell's highest
peer recognition of attorneys for ethical standards and legal ability.


Practice Areas


  1. Business: 23%
    36 years
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%
    33 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 17%
    38 years
  4. Limited Liability Company (LLC): 15%
    21 years
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 

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Contact Info

Staub Anderson LLC

55 West Monroe Street
Suite 1925
Chicago, IL, 60603-5079


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197708/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Illinois SuperLawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Illinois SuperLawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Illinois SuperLawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Ames Moot Court CompetitionHarvard Law School1976
Outstanding Senior AwardUniversity of Illinois, College of Commerce1974
AV ratingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberStaub Anderson LLC2008 - Present
N/AStahl Cowen1996 - 2008
N/AShefsky & Froelich1985 - 1996
N/ACowen Crowley & Hager1981 - 1985
N/AMayer Brown & Platt1977 - 1981
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chicago Bar Association - Corporations & Business Law CommitteeChairman2001 - 2002
Chicago Bar Association - M&A SubcommitteeChairman1996 - 2001
Association for Corporate GrowthMember1996 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Commerce MagazineHot Tax Issues Debated But Little Action Taken1990
Commerce MagazineMany Legislative Changes in 19881989
Commerce MagazineHighlights of 1987 Tax Legislation1987
YLS JournalThe Tax Reform Act of 1986: Personal Planning1987
Federal Taxation newsletter, Illinois State Bar Association, Section on TaxationSection 83 - A Trap for the Unwary1985
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law School LawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1974
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
M&A: Leveraging LLCs in Structuring TransactionsImportant Issues to Consider for LLCs in Mergers and Acquisitions2013
Chicago Bar Association, Business Law CommitteeRepresenting a Non-controlling Shareholder/Member2011
Chicago Bar Association, Business Law CommitteeIssues in Negotiating and Drafting LLC Operating Agreement2010
Chicago Bar Association, Corporation and Business Law CommitteeUnderstanding and Drafting Distribution and Allocation Provisions in Partnership Agreements and LLC Operating Agreements2009
ABA/YLD Annual MeetingTax Considerations in Contract Drafting2009
Chicago Bar Association, Corporations & Business Law CommitteePiercing the Corporate Veil2007
Advanced LLC IssuesMastering Estate Planning Issues2007
Limited Liability Company Update in IllinoisFormation & Operation; State Law LLC Issues2005
Chicago Bar Association, Corporations & Business Law CommitteePiercing the Corporate Veil - A Primer and Update2004
Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships in IllinoisCompliance Under State Law & Practical Operating Procedures2003
Counseling the Small Business Client in IllinoisSetting Up a Small Business - Organizational Details1998
Buying and Selling a BusinessThe Letter of Intent1997