Mitch Macknin


Mr. Macknin joined Sperling & Slater in 1980. His practice is focused on complex business disputes, covering virtually every aspect of the commercial world: antitrust, appraisal rights, bankruptcy, class actions, contracts, corporate finance, D&O litigation, employment law, enterprise valuations, executive compensation, franchise, fraudulent transfers, injunctions, insurance coverage, intellectual property, landlord-tenant, opt outs, partnerships, professional sports, rate court, real estate, SEC investigations, securities, stock conversions, tax increment financing (TIF), television broadcasting, tender offers and zoning. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants throughout the country in state and federal courts, regulatory agencies,
arbitrations and mediations, at trial and on appeal.


  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1978)
    • cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
  • Northwestern University (B.A. in Economics 1975)
    • with Honors


  • Illinois (1978)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1978) (Trial Bar, 1982)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1980)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1996)

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section)
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Council of Lawyers
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Mentor, Lincoln Park High School (Chicago)