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MICHAEL RECHTIN, American lawyer, specializing in the field of General Practice. Litigation, Corporation, Securities, Real Estate, Taxation, Banking, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Probate. Labor, Admiralty, Employee Benefits, Environmental Law.


Rechtin, Michael David was born on February 1, 1944 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Son of George Lester and Catherine (Holmes) Rechtin.


University of Illinois (Bachelor of Science, 1966). Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph D., 1970). Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law (Juris Doctor, with honors.

Phi Kappa Psi.


Instructor materials science Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970—1973; research scientist Texas Instruments Corporation, Dallas, 1973—1975; scientist, patent agent Argonne Laboratory and Department Energy, Illinois, 1975—1981; member advisory board directors AgriTech, Incorporated, 1980—1987; counsel, patent agent Standard Oil Corporation, Chicago, 1981—1983; associate Welsh and Katz, Limited, 1983—1985, Niro, Limited, 1985—1987, Niro, Scavone, Haller and Niro, Limited, since 1985; member executive committee, chairman new business committee Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum, Chicago, 1983—1988; managing partner Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren, Norris and Rieselbach, South Carolina,1988-1997;Partner Foley and Lardner 1997-2014 and Chair IP Department 2003-2006; Contributor articles to professional journals.


  • IBM Research Fellow 1970-1973;Martingale Hubbell AV rated;Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer awards.


Chicago, Milwaukee and American Bar Associations. State Bar of Wisconsin. Patent Law Association of Chicago.

Patent Law.


Spouse Elisabeth Ann Lloyd, August 20, 1966.