Steven M. Harris


Practice Focus

Professional Experience

Steve has a national reputation as an advisor to business and professional organizations, counsels privately and publicly owned corporations and healthcare clients on contractual and regulatory issues, succession planning, and related transactional matters. He represents clients in acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and contract disputes.

In addition to acting as a business advisor, Steve serves as a member of various boards of directors. Steve also commits substantial time educating the medical profession on business and regulatory matters. Presentations include the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the University of Chicago Hospital, the American Dental Association, and Illinois Medical Group Management Association (ILMGMA).


  • Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., with honors (1981)
  • Northern Illinois University, B.S., magna cum laude (1978)

State Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association


American Medical News (

The Rheumatologist (

ENT Today (

The Hospitalist (

Additional Articles:

  • Tips on negotiating an employment contract for part-time practice, American Medical News, July 2012
  • Face to Face With...Steven M. Harris, BC Advantage Magazine, Issue 7.4: June/July 2012 
  • Co-author, Medical Practice Divorce: Successfully Managing A Medical Business Breakup, AMA Press, 2001
  • Administering the Law: Eleven Alums Who Deliver, Chicago-Kent Magazine profile, Spring 2006
  • Contributor, Aesthetic Medicine, Growing Your Practice, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., 2009
  • Contributor, Contracting and Negotiating Managed Care Agreements, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Awards and Honors

Community Activities

  • Village of Deerfield, Illinois (Mayor, 2001-2009)
  • Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (Director, 2006-2009)
  • 300 N. LaSalle Street
    Suite 2100
    Chicago, IL 60654