About Ted Grippo

Georgetown University – B.S.S. (Economics – 1949)
Northwestern University Law School – J.D. (1953)
DePaul College of Law – L.L.M. (Taxation – 1981)

Illinois Secretary of State’s Office: first, Enforcement Attorney;
later, Illinois Securities Commissioner; finally, Superintendent,
Corporation, Securities and Index Departments and Administrative
Counsel to the Secretary of State (1956-1962).

Partner in the following Chicago law firms: Keck, Mahin & Cate;
Reuben & Proctor; Isham, Lincoln & Beale (1963-1987).

Senior and co-founding partner, Grippo & Elden (1988-retired 2007)

Advisory Board, Center on Wrongful Convictions, Northwestern University School of Law (currently)

Theodore W. Grippo

Ted represented major corporations regarding the issuance of securities in public and private offerings, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, takeover defenses, corporate governance and other significant transactions.  His representation included: Tribune Corporation, Snap-On Tools, American Hospital Supply Corporation, Signode Corporation, Fireman’s Fund, American Express, Methode Electronics, First Illinois Corporation, United States Gypsum, Frantz Manufacturing, Handshy Industries, and HMO America.  He also acted as underwriter’s counsel for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch in two public offerings.  Ted had primary responsibility for mergers and acquisitions in virtually every commercial jurisdiction in America, and in England, France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, South Africa and Japan.  Ted was an NASD arbitrator and an active member of the American and Chicago Bar Associations.

Legal Writings:
First Place Lincoln Award of the Illinois State Bar Association (1962), for: “Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies: Need or Nuisance?” 50 Illinois Bar Journal 494.  Co-authored the following: “Corporate Stock Repurchases and Going Private” Bureau of National Affairs, Corporate Practice Series (2001); “Chapter 19 – Going Private” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (1989); “In Defense of State Takeover Laws” 8 Northern Illinois University Law Journal 273 (1988); “MITE Made Right: The Supreme Court Gives Illinois New Hope for a Takeover Law” 76 Illinois Bar Journal 844 (1987); and authored: “Use of the Tax-Free Triangular Merger for the Acquisition of Two Corporations with Cross-Ownership” 14 John Marshall Law Review 33 (1980); “Rule 145: A Rule for Business Combinations” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (1979); and “How The New S.E.C. Rule 145 Affects Business Combinations” 55 Chicago Bar Record 11 (1973).

Book Publication:
With Malice Aforethought: The Execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.  Bloomington: iUniverse, 2011.

John Marshall Law School – one semester – “Securities Regulation” (3 hour course). Approximately 1975-1976. (Dean Herzog).
Loyola Law School – Business Planning “Integrating Securities, Corporate and Tax Laws in Complex Corporate Transactions” (3 hour course), taught once a year for four or five years, approximately 1977-1980 (Dean Charles Murdock).