Michael Ascher Director

Michael Ascher

Each day, I invest time and energy into making a positive, material impact in attorneys’ lives where they spend the most time: their careers. I listen carefully as lawyers tell me what makes them happy in their professions and in life, then formulate and execute a plan to help to attain that happiness

Michael Ascher, a Director in our Midwest Partner Practice Group, focuses on building long-term relationships with partners and firms and counseling them to find the right fit for their practices. His 21 years of experience in real estate and transactional law makes him familiar with a wide breadth of practices and disciplines and allows him to provide sound advice in a variety of contexts to his law firm clients and candidates.

Mike lives in Clarendon Hills, Ill., with his wife, Polly, and their daughters, Emily and Ann, and their son, Hugh. He enjoys traveling with his family, golf, outdoor cooking, music and reading.

Experience

Mike began his real estate law career with Ross & Hardies (now part of McGuireWoods). He continued at Rudnick & Wolfe (now part of DLA Piper) before becoming associate general counsel at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. and then general counsel at a small real estate investment firm. He returned to private practice in 2008 and eventually became a partner at Gozdecki, Del Giudice, Americus and Farkas LLP before moving back in-house as corporate counsel and director, commercial real estate with Brunswick Corporation.

Education

University of California Los Angeles School of Law: J.D.

Duke University: B.A., History

Associations

The Community House (Hinsdale, Ill.), Board of Trustees