Mr. Mowder spearheaded, on behalf of the Chicago Bears, the seven-year project to build a $600 million stadium and related improvements on the Chicago lakefront at Soldier Field. This included the design, financing, construction, leasing and operation of the facility, as well as related legislation and governmental approvals and defense of litigation to the project.
"Protecting Shareholder Interests in a Hostile Merger Environment," Bank Accounting & Finance (Spring 1998)
"Negotiation Issues for a Merger of Equals," Illinois Banker (January 1996)
Speeches and Presentations
"Survival in an Uncertain Era," Illinois Bankers Association Annual Convention (August 1997)
"The Strategic Alternative to Bank Mergers," 16th Annual Ray J. Garrett Institute, Northwestern University (April 1996)
He has made presentations at programs sponsored privately and by the Illinois Bankers Association and the Illinois Community Bankers Association on topics including: hostile takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and regulatory issues.
From 1986 to 1990, Mr. Mowder was Assistant Chair of the Corporate, Securities, and Business Law Division of Schiff Hardin. From 1990 to 1994, he served as leader and then co-leader of that practice division, which was the largest in the firm.
Mr. Mowder led our firm's Financial Institutions Practice Group from 1994 to 1998.
Awards and Honors
Best Lawyers in America — Banking and Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law
AV Rated — Martindale-Hubbell