Daniel E. Beederman

Since joining Schoenberg Finkel Newman & Rosenberg, LLC in 1979, Dan has been involved in most areas of business law. Although he is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department, Dan’s practice more closely resembles that of a general practitioner. He uses his knowledge of, and experience in, many diverse areas of law in crafting solutions to the wide array of legal problems and issues that confront the Firm’s clients.


Dan handles most types of business and commercial-related litigation, including such specialized areas as mechanics lien claims and landlord/tenant cases. A significant part of his practice involves counseling independent sales representatives on legal matters unique to their business and industry, such as: drafting, reviewing, revising and negotiating sales representative agreements; succession planning, mergers and acquisitions; and litigating commission collection cases throughout the country.  Dan has recovered millions of dollars of unpaid commissions due independent sales representatives.

Dan serves as legal counsel to trade associations whose members are independent sales representatives and manufacturers who use them, including Manufacturers' Agents National Association (MANA).  Dan also is a well-known lecturer and author on topics relating to the independent sales representatives industry.  He has spoken at numerous conferences to the members of many trade associations, including: MANA; Association of Independent Manufacturers'/Representatives, Inc. (AIM/R); Heating, Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI); American Lighting Association (ASA); Industrial Supply Association (ISA); International Housewares Representatives Association (IHRA); and the MFG Meeting sponsored by The Association of Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA).  Dan also has been a contributor to Agency Sales magazine and other industry-related publications.


  • American Bar Association

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Illinois Bar Association

  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers (Past President)


  • Illinois Bar

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Dan also has been admitted to handle cases in numerous other state and federal courts throughout the country.


  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, Chicago

  • B.A., University of Illinois, Chicago

  • B.J.S., Spertus College, Chicago


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