Ed has been serving clients for 25 years, having received his law degree from Vanderbilt University in 1991. Ed graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from University of Rochester before matriculating to Vanderbilt Law School. He is a former partner at Franczek Radelet P.C. and an alumnus of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ed has been recognized as a leading Illinois employment lawyer (2014-2016) by Leading Lawyers Network. In 2015, Ed was a recipient of Northern District of Illinois Excellence in Pro Bono Service for outstanding representation as appointed counsel in an employment discrimination lawsuit against a national restaurant chain. The case culminated in a multi-week jury trial. He was nominated for the award by Chief Judge Ruben Castillo.

He has served on the Executive Board of an international association of independent management-side labor and employment law firms. He also served as Co-Chair of the Kane County Bar Association Diversity Committee and has spoken on and published several articles on diversity issues. He is a member of the Chicago and Kane County Bar Associations.

Ed is also active in his community, having served on several local school district committees and boards of directors as well as coaching youth sports. He is currently the president of his community homeowners association and a member of the Board of Directors of the Midwest Textile Services Association.


Employees are a business’s most valuable resource and, often, are one of it’s greatest challenges. Even the best employers can get confused or tripped up by the myriad employment laws and regulations. Ed has dedicated his career to helping management comply with these ever-changing employment laws and regulations through counseling, education, and training. And, when necessary, Ed represents employers in litigation, having successfully handled hundreds of cases in a variety of federal and state forums and before arbitrators throughout his career.


Ed represents clients nationwide. He is a licensed Illinois attorney and is admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois and the Northern District of Indiana, as well as several other federal district courts.


(872) 267-2618

Counseling, educating and representing management in court, before administrative agencies, and before arbitrators in all aspects of labor and employment including:

Employment discrimination and harassment counseling and compliance

Executive contracts

Grievance and arbitration representation

FMLA and disability leave compliance

Employment and non-compete/restrictive covenant agreements

Delinquent contribution and multiemployer fund withdrawal liability

FLSA and state wage and hour compliance

Management education and training

I-9 compliance

Union avoidance counseling

Collective bargaining

Employee handbooks and policies

Workforce downsizing and restructuring

Union elections and labor disputes

ERISA and benefits litigation

Ed recently successfully assisted a manufacturing company, developing a plant-closure program. Working with senior company management to comply with their legal obligations and formulate a cohesive labor strategy, Ed helped the company identify key employees for retention and/or transfer and developed equitable separation packages as needed. The Result: No legal challenges to the plant closure, all employees signed off on the plan, and the company is operating in a better strategic position today.