Tanner assists on matters in the Corporate, Intellectual Property, and Finance practice groups. He has advised clients on private mergers and acquisitions, credit agreements, and trademark registration. Tanner also has experience with corporate formation and governance, contract negotiations, and has drafted employment agreements, waivers of liability, and memoranda.

Tanner brings a disciplined and practical approach to each matter, seeking to understand his clients’ needs and goals and work toward favorable outcomes.

  • Credentials


    • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2019
      The Elder Law Journal, Managing Editor
      CALI Awards in National Security Law, Trademark & Unfair Competition, and Advanced Trial Advocacy – Civil
      Hon. J. Edward Prochaska, Illinois 17th Circuit Court, Judicial Clerk
      Harno Scholar
      Dean’s List
      Illinois Trial Team, Student Coach
      Energy & Environmental Law Society, President
    • Baylor University, B.B.A., Economics, 2016
      Beta Gamma Sigma
      Tau Sigma
      Dean’s List
      Student Athlete Tutor

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
    • New York

            Professional Memberships

            • Esports Bar Association, Member
            • International Cannabis Bar Association
          • Insights

            News Release

            Schiff Assists New Owners in Purchase of Oak Park’s Beer Shop

            In September 2021, Schiff Hardin LLP advised the new owners in the management buyout of the Beer Shop in downtown Oak Park, Ill.

            News Release

            Schiff Advises Houston Wire & Cable Company in $91M Acquisition by OmniCable

            Schiff Hardin represented Houston Wire & Cable Company (HWCC) in its agreement to be acquired by OmniCable, LLC for $91 million. HWCC is one of the largest distributors of wire, cable, and fastener products in the U.S. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.

            Other Publications

            • “Illinois, Minnesota, and Hawaii” sections (co-author, editorial support) Distributed Generation Law: A Guide to Regulations, Policies, and Programs, American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (Aug. 25, 2020)
          • Citizenship

            Pro Bono Activities

            During law school, Tanner worked with Prairie State Legal Services’ Fair House Project in Rockford, Ill., helping investigate and challenge cases of discrimination by housing providers.