Jeremy A. Gibson


Mr. Gibson is a business lawyer with broad and deep experience. He has a general corporate and commercial practice, with significant transactional, intellectual property, information technology and risk management concentrations. Mr. Gibson frequently serves as the primary outside or general counsel for his clients.

Mr. Gibson handles everything from organization and day-to-day issues for small businesses to strategic transactions involving $250 million or more. He regularly assists the law departments of well-known corporations with transactions and other matters. He has worked extensively in virtually every major sector, including automotive, capital equipment, consulting, consumer products, electronics, financial, media, services and software.

He organized his own business law firm in order to deliver high-quality, personalized counseling to savvy businesses at reasonable rates. Prior to doing so, he spent more than 15 years handling complex matters for world-class companies at two leading Chicago boutique firms. Mr. Gibson also has served in an in-house capacity.

At BearingPoint, the global technology and consulting spinoff of KPMG, he was a senior corporate attorney. There, Mr. Gibson was responsible for information technology outsourcing, licensing, consulting, licensing and implementation transactions. He also handled the company’s worldwide intellectual property and software portfolio, marketing initiatives, IBM and SAP alliance matters and certain procurement contracts.

At Chapman and Cutler, he co-founded a practice group focused on alternative energy projects and environmentally sensitive businesses, after several years of securities, finance, commercial, employment and regulatory litigation.

At Masuda Funai, the leading law firm for U.S. ventures and subsidiaries of major Japanese and other international companies, Mr. Gibson continued his business practice and organized the intellectual property & technology practice group. He was a principal of the firm for a number of years and worked with members of the Toyota, Mitsubishi, Mitsui, Hyundai and Ryobi groups.

Mr. Gibson received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. in history and a B.A. in journalism from Indiana University, where he was a National Merit, IU Foundation, Scripps-Howard and Pulliam scholar. During college, Mr. Gibson was a business and political reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer, Scripps-Howard Newspapers, Inc. (Washington, D.C. bureau) and The Herald-Telephone (Bloomington, Indiana).

Mr. Gibson is a frequent speaker and author. He has prepared Congressional testimony regarding proposed legislation and delivered presentations for the American Gas Association, Chicago Bar Association, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Continuing Legal Education Satellite Network and Law Seminars International, Inc. He has written articles published by the American Bankers Association, American Bar Association, Bureau of National Affairs, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and West Group, among others, and previously served as legal editor of a trade magazine for several years.

His presentations and publications include:

  • "Fiduciary Duties for Owners, Directors & Officers," Corporation & Business Law Committee, Chicago Bar Association, March 1, 2006
  • "Risk Management," Mergers & Acquisitions Seminar, Chicago Bar Association, February 9, 2006
  • "Services and Outsourcing Agreements," Developing, Protecting & Exploiting Software Seminar, Law Seminars International, Inc., Chicago, March 11, 2005.
  • "Successor Liability Issues," Asset Purchase Acquisition Seminar, Chicago Bar Association, February 10, 2005.
  • "U.S. E-Commerce and Internet Laws and Cases," Japan External Trade Organization (2002 and 2000) (editor and co-author).
  • "An IP, IT, E-Com and Tech Ventures Checklist for Business Managers," Client Advisory (2001).

Examples of legal matters handled by Mr. Gibson are listed on the Experience page.