A full service law firm, we provide quality legal services to the Media (anchors, reporters, producers, authors, columnists, and personalities), as well as to individuals and businesses.
Joel D. Weisman is an attorney, talent representative and Emmy award-winning Chicago television host and commentator. He is host and senior editor of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review on WTTW in Chicago, winner of Chicago Emmy Awards for Outstanding Conversation Program Series and Outstanding Public Affairs Series. The weekly show is viewed in most of the city's newsrooms, and is watched by numerous civic, corporate and government decision makers.
As a full-time attorney, Joel is an expert in media and entertainment law. He has represented hundreds of media personalities (including some of the highest paid in local television), as well as off-camera staff and managers. He represents journalists at stations and publications around the country and has lectured extensively on legal and journalism issues. Joel has also devoted many years of service to his alma mater, the University of Illinois, where he was chairman of the Alumni Association and member of the Athletic Board. He was also an adjunct professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he received his J.D. degree. He has been practicing law for three decades.
As a journalist, Joel's career includes work as reporter/columnist and Metropolitan Editor of the Chicago Sun-Times and Midwest correspondent for the Washington Post. He's won multiple Peter Lisagor, Jacob Scher, and Associated Press awards and was twice nominated for Pulitzer Prizes for his investigative reporting. In addition to The Week in Review, his television career also includes Emmy Award-winning commentary and news analysis for 13 years for WGN Television, where he directed election coverage with a team known as the "Joel Patrol.".
David S. Rosenberg is an attorney and talent representative. He has represented news, weather and sports anchors, reporters, and producers for more than twenty years. During that time, he has also represented clients in a variety of negotiations, as well as estate planning, contract, litigation, employment, real estate, corporate, banking, and intellectual property matters. David has also worked as a producer and in other off-air roles on television and radio sports broadcasts, including several years as a part-time sports producer for CBS/WBBM-TV in Chicago. He's a graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where he received a B.S. in Finance from the College of Business and a J.D. from the College of Law.
Scott A. Weisman, of counsel, has represented media clients in contract negotiations and previously worked in advertising agency commercial production.
Keith M. Kanter, of counsel, has many years experience representing clients in litigation.