Nicholas Ghanma

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Nicholas Ghanma brings real world experience in the derivatives and asset management industry to his practice at Ziliak Law. Nick has worked in the legal department of a large broker-dealer and FCM, has served as in-house counsel for a hedge fund, and has experience as a financial advisor with a prominent asset management and advisory firm. He has held FINRA series 6, 7, 63 and 66 licenses, and health and life insurance licenses from the State of Hawaii and State of Illinois. Nick received a B.S. in Finance and International Business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and his J.D. from DePaul University in Chicago.

Nick began his legal career at the Chicago office of Mayer Brown LLP, as an associate in the firm’s corporate and securities practice. There Nick advised clients on corporate transactions and other matters including mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, private fund formation, licensing of intellectual property and complex finance and loan agreements.

Nick also has significant experience in the not-for-profit arena advising clients in philanthropic entity formation and tax reporting. Nick worked with the Wills for Heroes Program where he advised Chicago Police officers and their families on estate planning issues and drafted wills for them on a pro bono basis.

At Ziliak Law, Nick focuses his practice on transactional and corporate matters, negotiating and drafting agreements and other contracts, and advising clients on general corporate, securities, licensing, and intellectual property issues. Nick is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Ohio and Hawaii.