Garrett L. Kinkelaar is an associate practicing in the Corporate Department of Lewis Rice. Garrett represents private companies with regards to mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, restructuring, divestment, and general corporate matters. He has experience drafting, negotiating, and reviewing various transaction documents, including stock purchase agreements, convertible note agreements, shareholder agreements, intellectual property transfer agreements, software license agreements, professional service agreements, and non-competition agreements. Garrett also has experience evaluating state tax implications of corporate mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, divestments, and general operations.

Practice Areas


  • University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2019)
  • Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (B.A., cum laude, 2015)
    • Political science
    • Cadet Battalion Commander, Army ROTC

Legal Background

  • Associate, Brown, Hay, & Stephens, LLP (2021)
  • Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP (2020-2021)
  • Summer Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP (2019)
  • Summer Legal Clerk, Meyer Capel P.C. (2018)
  • Judicial Clerk for the Hon. Jeffrey B. Ford, Champaign County Circuit Court, Sixth Judicial Circuit (2016, 2017-2018)


  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Military Service

  • Officer, United States Army Reserve, Ft. Sheridan, IL

  • Enlisted, Illinois National Guard