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Bret E. Strzelczyk is an associate in the Corporate Practice in Greenberg Traurig's Chicago office. Bret represents insurance companies and other institutional investors in U.S. and cross-border private placements of corporate securities. Bret has experience representing institutional investors in project finance transactions, real estate finance transactions and other types of secured transactions. His recent experience includes transactions in the United States, England, Ireland, Belgium, and Australia.

Bret has focused on representing insurance companies in private placements of corporate securities in project finance transitions, including liquid natural gas transactions and landfill gas transactions.



  • Research Assistant, Professor Cary Martin-Shelby, 2018
  • Student Honors Intern, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 2017

Recognition & Leadership

  • Founder's Award, The University Club of Chicago, 2018
  • Member, The University Club of Chicago, 2016-Present
    • Member, Committee on Admissions, 2018-Present
  • Member, City Club of Chicago, 2019-Present
  • Young Professionals Network, Chicago Council of Global Affairs, 2016-Present
  • Volunteer, Edward J. Lewis II Lawyers in the Classroom Program, 2018-Present


  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2018
    • Tax Certificate
    • Executive Editor, DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal
    • Founder and President, DePaul Business Law Society
  • B.A., cum laude, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2013
  • Illinois