Fredric Tannenbaum

Managing Partner at Gould & Ratner LLP


As a member of the Council of Entrepreneurs and Operators, Mr. Tannenbaum contributes his legal experiences in business with common sense and practical business judgment. Mr. Tannenbaum is a Managing Partner at Gould & Ratner LLP, a Chicago law firm.

Mr. Tannenbaum is recognized by the Illinois Venture Capital Association as a leading expert on private equity and venture capital, by a national bar association organization as a leading authority on mergers and acquisitions, and by the leading business publication, Crain's Chicago Business, as a top expert on family-owned businesses.

Mr. Tannenbaum has represented more than 250 middle market businesses, private equity or venture capital funds, sophisticated entrepreneurs, wealthy family businesses, and senior key executives in more than 500 mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic alliance transactions and more than 250 venture capital transactions spanning 20 years.

Fred earned a B.A., magna cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa; Senior Class President) from Ohio Wesleyan University and J.D., magna cum laude from University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School.


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