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As a former in-house counsel, Eric Buske brings strong business acumen to his work on complex business transactions and general corporate matters. Eric guides clients through mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, restructurings and equity and debt financings.  He also counsels clients on a range of commercial agreements and general corporate matters, including governance. 

Eric began his career as a corporate associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he primarily represented private equity sponsors and strategic acquirers in complex business transactions. Eric has represented clients on matters ranging in size from less than $1 million to over $10 billion.  

Eric also worked as an Associate General Counsel for the Governor of Illinois, where he oversaw large state procurements, among other transactional matters, and acted as a legal liaison for numerous state agencies including the Illinois Lottery, Illinois Gaming Board, and Illinois Racing Board. 

Prior to joining Koley Jessen, Eric was the Assistant General Counsel for Athletico Physical Therapy, where he was responsible for transactional and corporate matters, including acquisitions, and where he gained a valuable understanding of legal issues from a client’s perspective. 



  • Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN) in sale of Claude Laval Corporation
  • Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN) in sale of Watertronics, LLC
  • Independent Technologies in its sale to DataOnline
  • Sale of Lattner Entertainment Group Illinois, LLC

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J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2012

B.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2009

  • Political Science


  • State of Illinois
    State of Nebraska
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