Chicago attorney Ed Momkus

Edward J. Momkus


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Edward J. Momkus, B.A. 1974 Elmhurst College and J.D. 1977 Northwestern University School of Law, served in positions from Staff Attorney to General Counsel in the Corporate Law Departments of Leaseway Transportation Corporation, Evans Products Company, Sunbeam Corporation and Gottlieb Properties, Inc. before entering private practice. Ed acts as the general counsel to several organizations, guiding them through the maze of legal requirements that affect businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Ed’s extensive experience in a wide range of business transactions, legal compliance issues, and tax-driven business planning are the ideal foundation for his role as general counsel. His experience and achievements include:

  • Dozens of purchases and sales of businesses with revenues up to $100,000,000.00;
  • Complex tax-based reorganizations and exchanges;
  • Negotiating, drafting and closing business transactions of all kinds, including manufacturing contracts, purchase agreements, equipment leases, corporate and partnership formation, business succession and sales of businesses;
  • Designing and implementing internal systems which help organizations avoid legal liabilities, including systems designed to achieve and maintain desired tax status;
  • Assisting in the development of tax-based succession planning that is coordinated with individual estate plans;
  • Negotiating, drafting and closing real estate transactions of all kinds, including office and industrial leases, construction contracts, financing agreements and real estate partnerships;
  • Representing businesses and other organizations before various government entities; and
  • Ed has been the Founding Member and Managing Partner of the Firm. Ed is heavily involved in various no-for-profit entities, and is a Trustee of Elmhurst College and the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation, a past Board Member of the Oak Brook Area Chamber of Commerce.

In his prior work as in-house counsel Ed had direct experience in being a member of senior management of several large publicly-held companies, covering the manufacturing, logistics and transportation fields. Among other things, he has been responsible for environmental compliance, product liability risk management, advertising compliance and complex financing coordination. Ed also has first-hand experience in entrepreneurial ventures as an owner and partner, including as a partner in a venture that developed one of the largest residential projects in Sedona, Arizona.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1978
  • Illinois, 1977


  • Northwestern University Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1977
    • J.D.
  • Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois
    • B.A., Political Science and History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Elmhurst College Board of Trustees
    • Board Chair
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation
    • Trustee
  • Oak Brook Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Past Board Member

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Lawyers Advisory Board Member, Peer Selected 2019
  • Harold O. Shertz Essay Award, 1977


  • The Impact of the National Environmental Policy Act on the Procedures of the Interstate Commerce Commission, University of Denver College of Law Transportation Law Journal, Vol.9, No.1

Representative Cases

  • Numerous Sales and Purchases of Companies with Revenues of Up to $100,000,000.00
  • Complex Tax-Based Exchanges
  • Tax-Free Reorganizations
  • Private Placements
  • Real Estate Ventures

Past Employment Positions

  • Edward J. Momkus Associates, Partner, 1989-1991
  • Gottlieb Properties, Downers Grove, Illinois, General Counsel, 1987-1989
  • Sunbeam Corporation, Oak Brook, Illinois, Corporate Counsel, General Counsel of Appliance Group, 1981-1987
  • Evans Transportation Company, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, Corporate Counsel, 1979-1981
  • Leaseway Transportation Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio, Corporate Counsel, 1977-1979
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Department Intern, 1976-1977

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