Samuel G. Wieczorek
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  • In college, Sam wrote records reviews for the university’s arts magazine.
  • Sam has lived in the State of Illinois his entire life.
  • Sam's favorite food is tacos but hates onions.
  • As a youth, Sam's unusual jobs included crossing guard, caddy and swim aid.
  • In high school, Sam played the role of “Charles” in the musical My Fair Lady. His one line: “The horses are leaving the paddock, Mrs. Higgins.”
  • Sam has an autographed Kenny Rogers photo in his home office.
  • Sam's first car was a maroon Buick Skylark.
  • Sam was once interviewed on the local TV news after buying lottery tickets.
  • Sam has solved a Rubik's Cube.
  • Sam has never seen an episode of "Friends".

Sam is a commercial transactional attorney experienced in representing both start-up and established companies. He concentrates his practice on franchise and licensing law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, and general legal issues encountered by franchisors. Before joining Cheng Cohen in 2012, Sam practiced at Fuchs & Roselli, Ltd., in Chicago, since 2007 where he worked on mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, employment issues, and general corporate matters.

Sam has drafted asset purchase documents for the sale of multiple franchises to a multi-unit developer, assisted clients in structuring a franchise agreement in conformity with state liquor control laws, and revised international franchising offering circulars.

Sam is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and earned his law degree, cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago. While in law school, Sam served as Executive Editor of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, as research assistant for Prof. Jeffrey Kwall, a leading tax law professor, and as judicial extern for Federal Magistrate Judge Jeffrey N. Cole at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Before attending law school, Sam was a successful editor for a Chicago-area educational publishing company. He has published the following works: “Winokur, Lose, or Draw: Art Collectors Lose an Important Tax Break,” 8 Hous. Bus. & Tax L.J. 90 (2008); and “The Outside Sales Exemption: Does It Really Apply to Your Client?,” 98 Ill. B.J. 426 (Aug. 2010). He has also contributed articles to

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University
Bar Admissions
  •  State of Illinois
Articles/Publications Awards and Recognitions
  • Selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyer

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