Brooks B. Gruemmer is a corporate partner with a wide-ranging practice representing private equity and other investment funds and private and public companies, with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, joint ventures, and the related financing required to fund such transactions. Brooks is head of the Chicago office’s Transactions Practice Group.

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  • Represented Tribune Company in connection with its transfer of the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field and related assets to a partnership with the Ricketts Family, and the transfer of Newsday Media Group to a partnership with Cablevision Systems

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  • BTI Client Service All-Star Team
  • Chambers USA 2010 to 2021
  • The Legal 500 United States 2012 to 2021


  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association


University of Michigan Law School, JD, cum laude and Order of the Coif, 1990
University of Notre Dame, BBA, with highest honors, 1987


Brooks B. Gruemmer

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