Berger, Newmark & Fenchel PC
1753 North Tripp Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60639
Tel: 312-704-7244 (direct)
Tel: 312-782-5050 (main)
Vice President and Secretary
John grew up in Ladue, Missouri, a suburb of
St. Louis. He attended Yale University where he received his B.A.
in political science and economics summa cum laude in 1972. John
was selected for Phi Beta Kappa after the end of his junior year.
In college John was an associate editor of the Yale Scientific
Magazine, and has retained his interest in both the social
sciences as well as the traditional sciences such as physics,
astronomy and engineering.
In 1972 John received his J.D. from Harvard Law
School cum laude specializing in tax and corporate law.
John became associated with the Firm in 1981
and a shareholder thereafter. Since joining the firm he has
specialized in tax matters and corporate advice, particularly
sophisticated tax planning for individuals and business entities,
mergers and acquisitions, and advising on, drafting and
implementing employee benefit plans including pension, profit
sharing and 401(k) retirement plans, deferred compensation plans
and health and welfare plans.
John enjoys spending his free time involved in
his railroad hobbies and athletics, and is now planning another
rim to rim hike of the Grand Canyon.
Pension & Employee Benefits