Henry C. Krasnow

Practice Areas Business Law and Transactions, Business Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration, Class Action Defense, Employment Law, Family Business Succession Planning, Governance, Dispute Resolution and Dispute Avoidance, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Real Estate Finance, Wealth Preservation, Estate Planning and Estate Administration

Henry C. Krasnow


(312) 832-7880


(312) 755-5720
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University of Michigan, 1963, A.B.

University of Chicago Law School, 1966, J.D.

Henry is a nationally recognized author, speaker, and teacher on a wide range of business law topics. He has advised a wide-array of clients, ranging from multi-national corporations to privately-owned, small businesses.  Henry is the author of the widely acclaimed book, "Your Lawyer: An Owner’s Manual" providing entrepreneurial and family business owners a guide for getting more value from their lawyers.  Henry has been a faculty member at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law, the Stuart School of Business, and The John Marshall Law School.  Henry has been named as one of the The Best Lawyers in America, the Top Rated Lawyers (in Litigation, Intellectual Property, Real Estate Law), Best Lawyers of Chicago (Litigation-Real Estate Lawyer of the Year), Top Lawyers of Chicago, Leading Lawyers Network, Top Lawyers in Illinois (Corporate), and Best Bankruptcy and Debt Lawyers Firms in Illinois. His articles include, “Reforms Reduce Tension Among Minority Owners” (Family Business Magazine); “Litigation Is About Dollars, Not About ‘Right’ vs. ‘Wrong’,” (Family Business Magazine); “Even Lawyers Can Find Win-Win Solutions”, (Family Business Wiki’s Town Square); “Successful Estate Planning Requires Peripheral Vision”, (Family Business Agenda); “Corporate Governance in a Merged Company: A Guide for Thinking Outside the Box to Foster Harmony When Two Family Firms Join Forces”, (Family Business Agenda); and “Trade Secrets: The Secret of Exit Interviews”, (Human Side of Enterprise Newsletter).