Corporate Law Society Presents: “From the Courtroom to the Boardroom”


Please join the Corporate Law Society and the Career Services Office on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, when alumnus Howard Davis (Class of 1980), Jeffery Rothbart (Class of 2002) and Paul Cohen will address the topic, “From the Courtroom to the Boardroom: Using Your Law Degree in the Business World.”

After practicing law for ten years, Howard Davis, Class of 1980, and partner Jerry Kleiner teamed up in 1991 to open Vivo restaurant in what was then an undeveloped West Loop. Since then, Mr. Davis and Mr. Kleiner have established themselves as the creators of some of Chicago’s most imaginative and respected restaurants, including Marche, Red Light, Gioco, and Opera.

Jeffery Rothbart, Class of 2002, is the Principal of Boulder Net Lease Funds, a private equity real estate fund. After practicing real estate and tax law, he formed Boulder Net Lease Funds, where he serves as day-to-day manager and is primarily responsible for the identification of investment opportunities, acquisition related activities, asset management and serves as liaison to the legal, accounting, securities, insurance and financial advisors.

As Vice President of Mesirow Financial Real Estate, Inc., Paul Cohen is the assistant project manager on several of Mesirow’s largest projects. Specifically, Mr. Cohen currently works on the development of 353 N. Clark, a 1.4 million square-foot high rise office and retail property in downtown Chicago. He plays an integral role in the legal, marketing, leasing and management functions of the project as well as structuring financing for the project. Mr. Cohen received his JD and MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

The event will convene at 12:00 p.m. in Room 510. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

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