Steven Thayer
Handler Thayer, LLP

191 N. Wacker Drive, 23rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60606, United States
Phone: 312-641-2100
Fax: 312-641-6866
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Securities Law
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Practice/Organization Description

Mr. Thayer is a founding partner of Handler Thayer, LLP. He currently serves as the Chairman of the firm’s Commercial Practice Group which includes the firm’s Business & Corporate Practice, Real Estate Practice, and Sports & Entertainment Law Practice. Mr. Thayer has a diverse background and has represented individuals, businesses, and family offices in a variety of legal matters.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Illinois Bar


Mr. Thayer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Managerial Accounting from DePaul University Graduate School of Business and a Juris Doctorate (JD) from DePaul University College of Law (Business Law Journal).

Professional Associations & Memberships

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Illinois State Bar Association

Member, Iowa State Bar Association

Member, Chicago Bar Association

Member and Former President, Committee of 100

Member, The Metropolitan Club

Member and Former President, Chicago Illini Club

Member, U of I Foundation's President's Council and Loyalty Circle

Member, YMCA Indian Guides & Princess Program

Judge, Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Honors and Awards

Leading Lawyers (IL) - Business & Corporate, 2011

Leading Lawyers (IL) - Real Estate Law, 2010, 2011

Leading Lawyers (IL) - Trust, Will and Estate Planning Law, 2010, 2011

University of Illinois Scholarship Foundation Loyalty Circle Award, 2007

Selected in Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, 2007

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