Thomas Rosenberg

Partner

thomas.rosenberg@rkfglobal.com

 

Mr. Rosenberg has served as general counsel and advisor to numerous domestic and international businesses, organizations and individuals on corporate, real estate, business immigration, trade, sports and entertainment, dispute resolution and government issues.  Tom has lectured extensively throughout the international emerging markets on immigration and trade issues.

In relation to industry sectors, Mr. Rosenberg has recently counseled industry leaders in the fields of:

 

  • Energy efficiency development and investment, focusing on large-scale energy efficiency technology finance and ESCO investments, both domestically and internationally.

  • International business development and investment transactions, including supply chain management and logistics, market entry and administrative compliance.

  • All aspects of foreign direct investment, including project development, business plan structuring and regulatory matters.

  • International immigration and visa matters, including employment-based and investment related categories.

  • Entrepreneurial and startup entity endeavors, including business development and legal structuring.

  • FDA and EPA regulatory matters as to regulated products investment, manufacturing and distribution, including business setup and market penetration.

  • LED lighting, controls and emerging energy technologies, focusing on the US and international emerging markets.

  • International project development, including all aspects of development, financing and development/construction consortium issues.

  • Auto finance and loan origination and sales, including regulatory and compliance issues.

  • Real estate acquisitions and development.

 

Prior to his work in the private sector, Tom served as Legal Counsel to the Illinois Senate, Legislative District Office Chief of Staff, Cook County Arbitrator, and as a Hearing Officer for the Secretary of State.  In the mid-1990s, Tom co-founded ATTACK Athletics, co-published the internationally distributed book Jump ATTACK, and worked closely with several professional athletes, including Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Charles Barkley.

 

 

Selected Representations

 

Foreign Direct Investment/International Trade

                                International sale of goods

                                U.S. Immigration

                                EB-5

                                Regional Center

                                Intra-company transfers

                                Treaty-based investment

 

Energy

                                Renewable/Solar

                                Energy Efficiency technology

                                Energy efficiency ESCO development

                                Energy storage

                                Project Finance

                                Real Estate/Site control

                                Entitlements

                                Supply-chain components

                                Solar manufacturing/distribution

 

International Project Development

                                Infrastructure

                                Housing

                                Global Supply Chain

                                Outbound international trade/opportunities

 

Real Estate & Development/Project Finance

General Corporate

 

Dispute Resolution

                                Domestic and International Arbitration

                                Commercial Litigation

 

Life Sciences

                                Co-development and product development

                                International in-bound regulatory matters

                                International outbound regulatory & and export matters

 

Awards and Affiliations

 

Character Counts Pillar Award for local community service

American Immigration Lawyers Association

 

Political and Philanthropic Activities

 

Mr. Rosenberg serves on the Board of Directors of Hands of Peace, an international coexistence charity organization.

 

Admissions

Illinois

California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

 

Education

 

Northwestern University School of Law, 1986, J.D.

University of Illinois, 1983, B.A. History and Political Science

 

Languages

 

English

Italian

Spanish

Mandarin (Basic Oral)

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