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John Simko

General Counsel

John joined BEAR in 2016 as its in-house General Counsel to fill a role necessitated by BEAR’s exponential growth in sales and the increased complexity of its work. John comes from a broad background in Construction, Real Estate Law/Development and Insurance Law. John recently presented at the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law Regional Meeting held in Chicago.

"Notwithstanding BEAR’s rapid growth, George and Jim Wienold have succeeded in maintaining a 'family-friendly' work environment. A collaborative team approach to executing BEAR’s work is one of its strongest attributes and I truly enjoy partnering with my colleagues and taking on new challenges. As General Counsel, the constant challenge of new projects and legal issues keeps my role fresh and interesting."

BEAR Experience: 2016
Industry Experience: 1988
Education: University of Chicago; Loyola University of Chicago School of Law

Licensed to practice Law in the State of Illinois.
Member: American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law