Director, Business Transactions Externship Program
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Office: Room 537
BA, Dickinson College
JD, The John Marshall Law School
Michael Schlesinger is the director of the Business Transactions Externship Program (BTEP) and teaches Transactional Law and Representing the Business Client. Adjunct Professor Schlesinger has also taught Corporation Law at John Marshall. Before joining the law school, Adjunct Professor Schlesinger was a member of the Chicago law firm of Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Ltd., where his practice concentrated in the field of business and transactional law, principally on the organization, capital structure, financing, and ongoing representation of businesses; the acquisition, sale, and merger of business entities; the purchase and sale of commercial real estate properties; litigation strategy; and estate and business succession planning.
Professor Schlesinger has been engaged in a number of public service activities, including as a trustee of St. Augustine College, where he served for more than 10 years; a member of the board of directors of the Chicago Boys and Girls Club, Logan Square unit, and a term as its president; a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in El Salvador and Guatemala and with Global Volunteers in Costa Rica; and a member of the advisory board of the Integrated Healthcare Project at Thresholds, sponsored by the University of Illinois School of Nursing.
Adjunct Professor Schlesinger earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Dickinson College and his JD from the John Marshall Law School, where he was a member of the law review.