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Howard Swibel

Partner at Arnstein & Lehr
Chicago, Illinois
Howard J. Swibel is a partner at Arnstein & Lehr LLP, where he has practiced since 1983. During a legal career spanning more than 30 years, Mr. Swibel has developed substantial expertise in both the corporate transactional and litigation areas. He has represented a broad range of major corporations and other large private and public entities engaged in industries such as health care, real estate, financial services, hotel, transportation, retail, manufacturing, and communications. He often is involved in negotiating and documenting high-profile, sophisticated commercial transactions. He has also coordinated and supervised major complex litigation, both in the Chicago area and in various parts of the country.

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Bar Admissions
State of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
What topics have you lectured or presented on?
Mr. Swibel has spoken on a broad range of topics related to the corporate and litigation areas. He addressed an American Bar Association seminar on the upcoming revisions to the Uniform Limited Partnership Act. He also spoke on Revised Article 8 of the Uniform Commercial Code, which deals with investment securities, before the Chicago Bar Association’s Commercial Finance Committee. He co-authored the article “Surfing Stark II: Prohibition Against Self-Referrals,” published in the Physician Executive. He also co-authored the chapter entitled “Equipment Leasing,” which appeared in theSecured Transactions textbook published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.


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Association Position
Governor’s Administrative Rules Commission Former Member
Advisory Board of the Loyola University Law School Center for Health Care Law Former Member
U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on Private International Law Former Member
Executive Committee of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center Chair
Anti-Defamation League Midwest Region’s Vice Chair - Board of Directors
Harvard-Radcliffe Schools Committee Member
Community Foundation for Jewish Education for Metropolitan Chicago Vice President


School Degree Graduation Year
Harvard University J.D. 1975
Harvard University A.B. 1972

Contact Information

Arnstein & Lehr

148 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60606