Blake Kocian represents clients in business and transactional matters as well as in corporate finance, commercial real estate and intellectual property matters.
He assists entrepreneurs and companies on the formation of business enterprises, acquisitions and divestitures, and commercial contracts. He is experienced in drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements and contracts.
Blake is co-author of “Personal Liability in Closely Held Entities,” Chapter 2 in “Disputes Involving Closely Held Companies 2020 Edition.” Published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Feb. 2020, it is the essential guide for Illinois attorneys who represent closely held corporations, partnerships or LLCs.
Blake joined Aronberg Goldgehn in January 2018. Previously, he was with Discover Financial Services where he handled contracts. Prior to that he was in private practice with a financial services boutique law firm where he drafted and negotiated financial trading agreements for buy-side clients with individual funds in excess of $1 billion.
Before graduating from law school, Blake gained experience in corporate and business law, intellectual property and employment law, as well as litigation while serving as a Law Clerk, Summer Associate and subsequently an Extern with three different Chicago law firms.
While at Chicago-Kent College of Law, he was a member of the International Moot Court Honors Society and held the roles of Assistant Managing Editor, Contributing Editor and Associate Editor with The Journal of International and Comparative Law.
- Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Author Chapters in "Disputes Involving Closely Held Companies 2020 Edition," Published by IICLE
Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2015
Saint Louis University, B.S. in Business Administration, 2012
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
- Illinois, 2015
- Chicago Bar Association
In his free time, Blake enjoys staying active. He enjoys swimming and running and would like to do an Ironman one day. He also loves trying new food and learning as much as he can about the world each day.
What is your favorite thing about working at Aronberg Goldgehn? Being part of a family who cares about one another more than just at work.
What is one item on your bucket list? Travel to Patagonia.
What is your favorite place in Chicago? The rooftop of my apartment.
What is the best vacation you’ve ever been on? Prague and Munich.
What is your favorite restaurant? Snuffers (Dallas, Texas).