Robert Z. Slaughter
Title/s: Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
Mr. Slaughter is a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He teaches courses entitled "The Art of In-House Legal Counseling," "Negotiation and Documentation of Merger & Acquisition Transactions," "Corporate Governance Law and Practice" and “Business Organizations.”
Mr. Slaughter has broad experience in both executive in-house corporate legal positions and as a partner in leading law firms. In these capacities, he has advised both publicly-traded and privately-held businesses with respect to complex corporate, securities and commercial transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, financings and similar transactional matters) and corporate governance matters.
Mr. Slaughter is a Principal and Chief Legal Officer of Avison Young, a global, principal-led commercial real estate services company.
Prior to joining Loyola's faculty in 2008, Mr. Slaughter was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Grubb & Ellis Company, a publicly-traded, real estate services company. Prior to that, Mr. Slaughter was a partner at Jenner & Block where he practiced in the firm's corporate transactions group. Mr. Slaughter has also served as Vice President and General Counsel of Moore Corporation Limited (a/k/a Moore Business Forms, which during Mr. Slaughter’s employment, was a publicly-traded, printing, document services and business communications products and services company and is now a part of RR Donnelley) and as a business unit Vice President and General Counsel at Ameritech Corporation, a telecommunications company (which is now a part of AT&T Inc.). Before joining Ameritech, Mr. Slaughter was in private practice for 12 years as a partner in Keck, Mahin & Cate, a Chicago-based, national law firm, and a partner in the Chicago law firm of Arnstein & Lehr.
Mr. Slaughter is a director and member of the Executive Committee of The Illinois Institute For Continuing Legal Education, a not-for-profit provider of education programs, publications and practice guidance for lawyers. In addition, Mr. Slaughter speaks frequently on legal topics for various professional organizations.
Mr. Slaughter received his law degree from The University of Chicago Law School in 1982 and graduated from Princeton University in 1978 with a degree in politics. At Princeton, Mr. Slaughter was a member and captain of the varsity basketball team and was awarded the B.F. Bunn Trophy for his contributions to the basketball program.
AB, Princeton University, 1978
JD, The University of Chicago Law School, 1982