Jeffrey Goldberg helps clients navigate a variety of business and commercial transactions. Working with both purchasers and sellers, Jeff leverages his experience in highly regulated industries—including commercial real estate, banking, and bankruptcy—to counsel clients through the entire life of a deal.

In addition to drafting and negotiating commercial real estate purchase and sale agreements, commercial leases, and asset purchase agreements, Jeff prepares construction and commercial finance loan documents. This includes loan, security, and environmental indemnity agreements, as well as guarantees, mortgages, and promissory notes.

Jeff also advises clients on corporate matters, including drafting partnership, operating, and stock purchase and redemption agreements. He also has acted as outside general counsel, advising clients on state, federal, and local regulatory matters, negotiating and drafting service and vendor contracts, and corporate governance issues.

Before joining Hinshaw, Jeff practiced with litigation and transactional firms in Chicago. Each helped him furthered his transactional, negotiation, and compliance experience. Jeff began his legal career with a firm in Chicago where he represented debtors, unsecured creditors' committees, and liquidating trustees at hearings and negotiations.

Prior to law school, Jeff worked for federal financial regulators, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. In these roles, Jeff researched federal and administrative law and worked on matters involving laws and regulations such as the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and Regulation O. He also provided economic analysis of the Commodity Exchange Act and the Dodd-Frank Act.


J.D., cum laude, Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology, 2016

B.A., University of Connecticut, 2009