Maximiliano J. Silvestre
T 312-243-1715

Did you know?

  • Max struggles to tri-fold paper.
  • Max is an avid fan of Liverpool F.C.
  • Max is a fan of every major Chicago sports team, except the Bears.
  • Max can speak a little Amharic (the official language of Ethiopia).
  • The longest airplane ride Max has ever been on is 4.5 hours.
  • Max's favorite place in Chicago is the Art Institute.
  • Max wanted to be an architect as a child but realized he can't draw.
  • Max has driven from New York City to Los Angeles.
  • Max has never been inside a limousine.
  • Max loves haunted houses.

Max is a general corporate and commercial transactional attorney practicing in franchise and licensing law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts and transactions, and general corporate and organizational matters.

Max earned his law degree cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law, where he served as the Criminology Editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. In law school, Max was a member of the Entrepreneurship Law Center, and a research assistant for the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, conducting research on the Dodd-Frank Act.

Prior to joining Cheng Cohen, Max practiced in Milwaukee, where as a member of the Corporate Transactions, Emerging Companies, and Securities teams, his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, securities and governance for public and private companies, investment funds, and general corporate matters.

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science, Science and Humanities Scholars Program, Carnegie Mellon University
Bar Admissions
  • State of Illinois
  • State of Wiconsin
  • International Franchise Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on Franchising
    • Business Law Section
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association

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