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Dan Janich offers his corporate and executive clients sophisticated, high quality legal services in employee benefits and executive compensation law.  He offers clients personalized attention, responsiveness, reasonable fees, and pragmatic solutions.


Practice areas


  1. Employee Benefits: 80%
    32 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
    38 years

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Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

200 West Madison Street
Suite 3440
Chicago, IL, 60606


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197811/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Illinois Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Illinois Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Illinois Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Illinois Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OfficerGreensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.2009 - Present
PrincipalJanich Law Group2001 - 2009
PartnerFreeborn & Peters LLP 1999 - 2001
Of CounselAltheimer & Gray 1997 - 1999
Of CounselMasudaFunai 1990 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Center for Employee OwnershipDirector2007 - Present
American College of Employee Benefits CounselFellow2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationChair, Reporting & Disclosure Subcommittee2003 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationChairman2000 - 2001
Publication nameTitleDate
The Journal of Employee Ownership Law and FinanceA Tiered Approach to Equity Design with Multiple Equity Compensation Vehicles2004
WorkspanIf Not Options, Then What? Equity Compensation in Today's Economy2003
The Journal of Employee Ownership Law and FinanceUnderwater Stock Options and Repricing Strategy: Is Your Company Drowning in Confusion?2001
Family AdvocateWhen Remarriage Muddies the Waters: QDROs & Surviving Spouse Protection2001
Profit Sharing MagazineRecent Changes to the Minimum Distribution Rules for Tax-Qualified Plans1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul UniversityTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1986
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Marian CollegeLiberal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NCEO/Beyster Institute 2006 Employee Ownership ConferenceEquity Compensation Litigation Trends2006
NCEO/Beyster Institute 2004 Employee Ownership ConferenceEquity Compensation Plans in a Time of Change: Basic Issues and Emerging Trends2004
IRS/ASPA 2004 Great Lakes Area Employee Benefits Annual ConferenceThe Latest and Greatest Topics on 401(k) Plans2004
NCEO/Beyster Institute 2003 Employee Ownership ConferenceIf Not Options, Then What? Equity Compensation After the Bust2003
NCEO 2002 Annual ConferenceTrends in Stock Option Litigation; Underwater Stock Options & Repricing2002
NASPP 2002 Annual ConferenceRecent Developments and Future Trends in Stock Option Litigation2002