Burke Warren Elects Eric VanderPloeg to Shareholder




January 1, 2024

Contact: Holly Schwarzrock

Burke Warren Elects Eric VanderPloeg to Shareholder

Chicago, IL.Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. is pleased to announce that Eric VanderPloeg became a shareholder effective January 1, 2024. Eric is a member of the firm's Automotive Franchise, Litigation, and Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice groups.

“Eric joined the firm as a summer associate in 2011. It is especially gratifying to me when an attorney who begins their career here becomes an owner of our Firm. Eric is a great example of our focus on hiring attorneys whom we identify as having the potential to become shareholders and then giving them the opportunity develop and grow here and achieve that potential. That approach has enabled us to sustain our collegial culture and our business model for delivering high quality work and superior client service at a reasonable cost,” according to Jeff Warren, member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Eric started his career as a litigator and he has handled an array of commercial matters in both state and federal court in several states and jurisdictions.  In addition to handling disputes, Eric now also acts as general counsel to businesses in several industries, providing advice on legal matters, including contractual, employment, regulatory, and corporate governance matters.

Eric recently helped secure a major victory for twenty-six Illinois Ford dealers against Ford Motor Company before the Illinois Motor Vehicle Review Board, a win that has been referred to as a ‘home run’ for dealers. “Eric’s stellar legal work on this matter was impressive,” said Ira Levin, Chair of the firm’s Automotive Franchise Practice Group. “Burke Warren is lucky to have Eric on our team and his promotion to shareholder is a well-deserved recognition of his contributions to the firm.”

Eric graduated summa cum laude from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2012 and received his B.A. from the University of Iowa in 2005.

About Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella

Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella is a full-service multi-practice Chicago-based law firm. The firm is committed to providing its clients the highest level of professional service with emphasis on one-on-one personal attention at a reasonable cost. To serve the needs of our clients in the business community, we have assembled highly qualified, experienced attorneys, who are entrepreneurial in their approach and who understand and accomplish our clients' goals in an efficient, professional manner.

For more information, please contact Holly Schwarzrock: hschwarzrock@burkelaw.com or 312-840-7031.

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