Edwin I. Josephson

Senior Counsel

Ed Josephson brings a powerful and invaluable set of credentials to the table representing entrepreneurs that need sound business counsel. As the former practice group leader of the firm’s Corporate Transactions & Business Law group and now senior counsel, he leverages his extensive experience to provide exceptional legal guidance and strategic advice.


As a certified public accountant and business attorney, Ed is able to go beyond traditional legal services in identifying and resolving business issues. He focuses his law practice on general corporate, tax law and estate planning, representing more than 200 entrepreneurial businesses, and Ed often serves as the outside-inside general counsel for middle market businesses that do not have a general counsel. He has represented many of his clients in the acquisition and disposition of multi-million-dollar companies to some of the nation’s largest conglomerates, including Fortune 100 companies. He also represents lender institutions in structuring secured loan transactions with borrowers.

Ed often serves as a member of the senior management team for business clients. He is able to assist clients in developing and implementing business plans, including succession and strategic planning, using his business acumen and managerial experience.

In addition to being the past practice group leader of the firm’s Corporate Transactions and Business Law group, Ed has served on the firm’s Compensation, Management and Recruitment Committees and was a member of the Space Lead Team for the firm’s location move in 2022. He is also past chair of the Chicago Bar Association Federal Tax Committee Division C. He is a frequent speaker and author on issues of taxation to accounting and business organizations and publications. Ed is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Tax Court.


DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1968
Roosevelt University, B.S., 1965
Illinois CPA

Bar Admissions
Illinois, 1968

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1968
U.S. Tax Court, 1973
U.S. Supreme Court, 1999

Memberships & Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Leading Lawyer (2005 – 2024)
  • Past practice group leader, Corporate Transactions and Business Law group

Ed Josephson is service-driven and works as a vital part of his client’s team.

Ed Josephson has been practicing law for many years and still enjoys his work and demonstrating the value of putting the client first. "I like what I'm doing, and it shows."