The Galluzzo Law Group team is made up of seasoned professionals who have decades of experience delivering real value to our clients. In addition to being attorneys, our professionals hold other advanced degrees (MBAs) and have extensive experience in running and developing businesses.
Through our depth and breadth of expertise and adherence to industry best practices, we are confident in our ability to deliver powerful, timely, and cost-effective solutions.
Gino Galluzzo represents businesses, their owners, non-profit and governmental entities. He works closely with his client’s leadership team applying his business acumen to the law, thereby providing his clients with practical and contextual advice. Mr. Galluzzo counsels business clients through entity selection, financing, business acquisitions and dispositions, including buy-sell agreements, mergers, succession planning, shareholder/partner relationship issues and other day-to-day business issues which arise. He has extensive experience in commercial real estate development matters, advising his clients through facility construction, mechanic’s liens, leasing, real estate purchases, sales and other related issues. His experience in real estate includes providing site selection services to clients, procuring economic incentives and negotiating appropriate incentive terms to maximize the value of those incentives. He regularly works on incentive deals in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, working with client’s finance departments to assist in the comparison of the over-all cost of doing business analysis of different states.
On behalf of our municipal clients, Mr. Galluzzo has successfully directed a number of sizable and complex multi-million-dollar public-private partnership projects from concept through all phases of execution. He has counseled municipalities and school districts through infrastructure and facility expansion projects, entitlement issues and the identification, negotiation and implementation of various economic development tools, state and federal grants. His clients value his knowledge of tax increment financing, abatement agreements, enterprise zones, special taxing districts, sales tax rebate agreements, impact fees and the use of available state and federal tax credits.
Gregory Cox focuses his practice in business transactions, health care law, and civil litigation. He has practiced in the Rockford area for more than 30 years. Mr. Cox has represented clients in mergers and acquisitions and other major business ventures. He has initiated and shepherded the passing of legislation on behalf of several clients at both the state and federal level, has acted as general counsel to several businesses, and has been lead counsel in major civil litigation, primarily representing health care institutions and physicians, including multiple jury trials. He has argued numerous times before the appellate courts in Illinois and in Wisconsin, and argued before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. He has acted as general counsel for several health care practices including a large multi-specialty practice and has advised on labor and employment issues, credentialing and Q/A Q/I issues. He has been general counsel to a number of communities in Illinois and has acted as special counsel to counties in Illinois and Wisconsin. Mr. Cox has participated in alternative dispute resolution, both as a party representative and as an arbitrator. Mr. Cox is an arbitrator and mentor for Illinois 17th Judicial Circuit, having been chosen as a charter member of each program.
Sean Kirby is an Attorney at the Galluzzo Law Group and works in the areas of municipal law, corporate/business transactions, real estate and estate planning. Mr. Kirby received his J.D. from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 2019 and earned a B.A. degree in Business Management Administration with a concentration in business law from Bradley University in 2015. Prior to joining Galluzzo Law Group, Mr. Kirby spent four years as a Management Intern in the Village of Grayslake Village Manager’s office. While there he worked on data analytic projects to help improve village processes and various marketing and contract management projects. During law school, Mr. Kirby clerked at a law firm in Grayslake, Illinois, where he gained experience in estate planning, business formations and governance, real estate, and contract review. He also worked in the legal department for an engineering consulting corporation in downtown Chicago. While there, he drafted and negotiated numerous contracts involving large financial, energy, and tech clients; drafted and implemented human resource and company policy; and worked with a team to insure compliance with data privacy laws.
KEVIN SCHAUER, MBA
Mr. Schauer holds a Master’s in Business Administration in addition to his Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies. He skillfully uses his education, along with his project planning experience to help clients address the financial issues involved in their projects, including the ability to compare the financial impact of a wide range of optional variables to help finance capital projects. He works closely with other members of the client’s team to deliver projects on time, on budget and in accordance with their intended use. In addition to project based services, Mr. Schauer’s analytical skills are frequently called upon to help clients understand the financial implications to deal terms being considered during the negotiation and structuring of legal documents. His helpful and patient involvement is a real asset.
Rachel Marik is the Firm Administrator at the Galluzzo Law Group and brings more than 15 years of experience in legal administration to her role at the firm. Ms. Marik oversees the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the firm, which includes managing the firm’s billing, payroll, accounting, information systems, human resource and marketing functions. She also assists with real estate closings and is responsible for maintaining the corporate records for the firm’s corporate clients. Ms. Marik earned a B.S. degree in Marketing from Northern Illinois University in 2005.