About Us

About Us

Esther Barron, Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center Director

Esther Barron, Director of the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center (DPELC), is very involved with the Chicagoland entrepreneurial community, working closely with many of the incubators as a mentor and legal advisor. She regularly conducts legal workshops at the Chicago Fashion Incubator and along with her students represents many of the emerging designers. She is committed to ensuring the Entrepreneurship Center plays an integral role in Chicago entrepreneurship and that her students have the opportunity to advise the startups and new ventures fueling the entrepreneurial landscape. Barron exercised her own entrepreneurial passion and co-founded a start-up handbag company, Elezar, LLC, targeting high-end boutiques and department stores. Elezar bags are currently sold throughout the country, have been featured in many national magazines and are carried by several celebrities.

Stephen F. Reed, Assistant Director

Steve Reed, the Assistant Director of the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center and Co-Director of the JD-MBA Program, works with students in the DPELC clinical program to represent start-ups, more mature companies and social entrepreneurs in a variety of transactional matters. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and California.

Tom Morsch, Emeritus Director