About Michael Ciesla

About Experience & Advising Areas

E. Michael Ciesla is an attorney in Ciesla Law Firm. Michael was born in Newport News, Virginia, and grew up in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Since 1996, Michael Ciesla has spent his legal career representing small and mid-sized companies and their executives across various industries. He currently lives in Northbrook, Illinois.

His Advising Areas

Michael currently acts as chief outside legal counsel for several corporate clients. He provides advice and counsel to executives, boards of directors, in-house counsel, human resources professionals, and business owners in multiple areas.

  • Business formation
  • Corporate governance
  • Capital restructuring
  • Debt restructuring
  • Employment practices
  • Policy development
  • Board of director training
  • Civil litigation

He has spent time training boards of directors and trustees on fiduciary responsibilities and issues of protocol, as well.

About His Experience

Michael has extensive experience in the area of transactional law and securities law. His expertise includes preparing private placement memorandums, initial public offerings (IPO’s), conducting due diligence in the preparation of mergers and acquisitions, preparing and closing on mergers, and SEC filings. He also has great experience in the areas of commercial and residential real estate transactions.

Michael has lectured on various topics.

  • Private placement offerings
  • Stark laws
  • Ethics in the workplace
  • E-commerce fraud
  • Electronic signatures
  • Internet and e-commerce related issues