Edward G. Quinlisk

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Edward G. Quinlisk

Edward G. Quinlisk’s practice is focused on Corporate/Business Law, Business Organization, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Securities.

Ed has extensive experience in the areas of securities, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and general business counseling.  Ed’s corporate experience includes representing clients in a wide range of private and public company mergers and acquisitions, fund formations, strategic investments, and joint ventures, and he regularly advises clients concerning complex business transactions and corporate governance issues.  He has worked on a variety of transactions in the securities area, such as private placements, public offerings, registered split-offs, shelf registrations, Rule 144A placements, tender offers, and going-private transactions.

Ed has substantial experience in a variety of industries, including defense and aerospace, automotive, cannabis, software development, gaming and real estate development.  Ed has recently represented a craft brewer in their acquisition of certain assets from a Fortune 500 manufacturer of beer, wines and spirits, the negotiation of the sale of an independent marijuana dispensary to a Canadian public company and U.S.-licensed multiple state operator, as well as representing a Fortune 500 manufacturer in the sale of its aerospace power distribution management solutions and integrated cockpit solutions business to a French defense and aerospace contractor.  Additionally, Ed represented a Fortune 100 automobile manufacturer in the sale of substantially all its assets to a newly formed entity sponsored by the U.S. Treasury in connection with the manufacturer’s voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Prior to joining Harrison & Held, Ed was Partner in the Chicago offices of Jenner & Block, LLP and Arnstein & Lehr, LLP.


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2000
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., with honors, and Order of The Coif, 1999
  • Roosevelt University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1996



  • Illinois
  • Awards & Honors

  • Illinois Superlawyers, 2013 - 2015
  • Illinois Rising Stars, 2012
  • Speeches & Publications

  • Co-author of the “Corporate Communications” chapter of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education publication titled, “Securities Law”

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