CLO & Managing Director
Jon oversees all of EGI’s legal activities. He works with the investment team and outside counsel on transactions, disputes and other matters, and is on the boards of a number of companies in which EGI owns an interest. Jon is also a Senior Managing Director of Chai Trust Company, LLC (corporate trustee for the Zell family trusts), is personal legal advisor to Sam Zell, and works with the Zell family and the Zell Family Foundation on philanthropic and other matters. Prior to rejoining EGI in 2009, he was a partner at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg in the Corporate and Securities, Private Wealth Services and Life Sciences practice groups. Earlier in his career, Jon served as an attorney at EGI affiliate Rosenberg & Liebentritt, as general counsel of AlliedSignal’s safety restraints business, and as an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He holds a JD degree from University of Chicago Law School and a BA with highest honors and comprehensive honors from University of California at Santa Cruz. Jon is a member of the board of directors of Illinois Legal Aid Online.