Jason L. Zgliniec Esq.

Schiff Hardin LLP
Zgliniec, Jason L.

Jason L. Zgliniec is a Partner in the Chicago office of Schiff Hardin LLP where he focuses on a wide array of transactional, securities, governance and regulatory matters across various industries. Mr. Zgliniec regularly counsels banks, thrifts and their holding companies on all aspects of their business, operations and regulatory requirements. This practice encompasses both healthy institutions looking to expand or increase capital, and distressed institutions attempting to recapitalize, restructure or address regulatory issues.

Mr. Zgliniec helps healthy institutions identify and execute strategic acquisitions and capital raising initiatives, and he provides daily counsel on regulatory, governance, contractual and securities laws matters. In his distressed institutions practice, Mr. Zgliniec works with other Schiff Hardin attorneys and outside professionals identified by Schiff Hardin in order to provide comprehensive strategic solutions for the distressed institution, including in the areas of financial performance, credit risk, communications (including media relations), capital, regulatory risk and legal risk.

In addition to providing general day-to-day governance and contractual advice, Mr. Zgliniec counsels clients on domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations in many different industries. His international transactional work has included the purchase, sale and reorganization of discreet assets and worldwide operations, and leading and coordinating cross-border transactions for clients.

Mr. Zgliniec's also assists clients on various securities law matters. These matters include counseling clients on securities laws disclosure issues and 1934 Act filings, public issuances of SEC registered securities, tender offers for SEC registered securities, and private placements of various types of securities.

Mr. Zgliniec received his A.B. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Cornell University.


He is a co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 12-6th, The Annual Meeting of Shareholders.  This portfolio describes the process of planning and conducting an annual shareholders' meeting for a public corporation. After discussing the general statutory basis for the meeting, the portfolio explains the legal requirements for an annual meeting and discusses various practical and logistical issues to consider before, during and after the meeting. The portfolio also examines in depth the federal proxy rules, describing the information required to be disclosed, the filing requirements, the procedural rules on shareholder proposals, and the procedural and substantive grounds for excluding shareholder proposals from the proxy materials. The portfolio also discusses the role of proxy solicitors and other third parties who are involved with annual meetings.