Attorney Biographies

Allan I. Zackler

Allan I. Zackler

Allan has specialized in business and corporate law since 1972 and consumer products/food regulatory and marketing law since 1975.

His business practice includes representing clients in contract negotiations, business formations and finance, distribution agreements, buy-sell agreements, technology licensing, and general commercial transactions.

Allan’s consumer products and food law practice provides comprehensive business and regulatory legal services.

Allan also advises advertisers on claims substantiation and works with clients to respond to governmental inquiries from the FDA, FTC, State Attorneys General, District Attorneys and others.

Allan has been in private practice since 1984. Previously, he practiced for 10 years as Vice President and General Counsel for Foremost Dairies, Inc., a $700 million per year processor of food products, and as Senior Counsel for McKesson Corporation. His in-house practice gave him a perspective not often found in outside counsel; namely, that of an inside corporate counsel who has worked closely with top and middle management. He understands that clients need quick, responsive advice that they can use immediately.

A 1972 graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, Allan served as a Senior Editor of the Northwestern Law Review and was an instructor of legal writing. He received his B.A. cum laude from the University of Illinois in 1968. His legal career began at the Chicago law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal.

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