Beau T. Greiman PARTNER
Beau focuses his practice primarily on the representation of financial institutions, private equity firms, hedge funds, middle-market companies and small businesses. He provides both litigation and transactional services to clients.
Beau was a founding member of the law firm that is now known as Greiman, Rome & Griesmeyer, LLC. Prior to founding Greiman, Rome & Griesmeyer, LLC., Beau was a Partner at the Chicago law firm of Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC and the Chairperson of its Litigation Group. During Beau’s tenure at Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC, it grew from a firm of less than 30 attorneys to a firm with over 70 attorneys. Prior to his time at Levenfeld Pearlstein, Mr. Greiman practiced at Chicago's Jenner & Block, LLP, which was a nationally-recognized litigation firm with 400+ attorneys at the time.
In addition to his legal experience, Beau offers clients a perspective informed by his real-world business experience as the former chief compliance officer for a successful hedge fund, CPO, and CTA.
Beau has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict, and has arbitrated a number of matters before the American Arbitration Association, FINRA and other self-regulatory organizations. Additionally, he has represented many institutions, firms and businesses with acquisitions, dispositions, corporate transactions, debt restructures and other transactional matters.
Beau’s recent litigation victories include:
Successfully defending a public company against a class action suit where the potential liability was approximately $1 billion
Successfully defending a client against +1,000 lawyer firm in a high-profile civil rights trial after being appointed by the federal court to undertake the representation approximately one month before the trial began
Not only defeating arbitration claims for temporary and permanent injunctions against a municipal-bond client, but actually obtaining an award for damages and sanctions against the plaintiff who was represented in the securities arbitration by another +1,000 lawyer firm
Obtaining a seven-figure settlement (equal to 100% of the client’s damages) in less than one week by using an obscure equitable attachment procedure
Winning three jury trials in three separate cases in a single four-month period
Beau holds the coveted AV rating, the highest attainable rating for legal services, as established in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
Illinois State Bar Association
Trial Bar for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Admitted to Practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
University of Iowa, B.B.A., 1991, Finance
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1994, Member of Iowa Law Review