Steve Schlegel, Attorney at Jones Lang LaSalle
After his daughter Anne lost her fight against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Schlegel organized a swim team in her memory and to raise money for research at RUSH University Cancer Center. Over time, this squad expanded to include both of his surviving daughters as well as longtime family friends.
He possesses extensive experience in corporate matters, such as valuation analysis, negotiating complex commercial transactions and overseeing mergers and acquisitions.
Early Life and Education
Steven Edward Schlegel was an advocate for his family, friends and coworkers. His interests included going to the gym, Hawaiian shirts and D&D games – passions which all those who knew him loved him for.
In 1998, Schlegel’s daughter Anne passed away due to Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. To honor both her memory and her passion for swimming, he took part in Swim Across America – a charity event that raises money for cancer research at RUSH University Cancer Center.
Schlegel is currently developing his craft as an emerging creator. His favorite aspect of creating is seeing something come from nothing and become reality – as well as seeing others interact with his creations! His goal is to become an established designer at either an agency or establish his own studio for work purposes.
He was recognized for his exceptional skills at managing complex property and casualty disputes, multistate mass and class action litigation and trust and estate matters. Additionally, his specialization included high-stakes commercial litigation cases.
Schlegel was an outstanding motorcycle dealer in Toledo for many years before his death, operating multiple dealerships as well as founding Delta Raceway and Lima Half-Mile race. Additionally, he co-founded Loretta Lynn’s Hurricane Mills Motocross Races that ran annually from 1982 until his own passing as well as being an off-road racing pioneer.
His friends remember him as being kind and generous, boasting household names from television, Hollywood, and Broadway as clients. Additionally, Schlegel was an enthusiastic supporter of Swim Across America – an annual fundraising event at RUSH University Cancer Center which raises money for cancer research.
Achievement and Honors
After suffering the loss of their daughter Anne to Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the Schlegel family decided to support cancer research at RUSH University Cancer Center. Since 1998, they have participated in Swim Across America – Chicago to raise funds and honor Anne’s memory at this annual event.
While at Wheeling Jesuit, Steve Schlegel earned All-GSAC team member recognition on two separate occasions and played on their national championship-winning squad. Additionally, he received All-American status as a freshman and was recognized with inclusion on the NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
He was an enthusiastic swimmer who frequently competed in long distance swim meets. He credits his years of fundraising for cancer research with providing better treatment options that contributed to his own survival, while also helping other families combat disease more successfully. He was proud of the fact that his efforts had helped other families fight back against it as well.
Steve Schlegel is an enthusiastic sports fan and car collector, as well as an avid reader and karaoke singer. Additionally, he volunteers as part of the community baseball coaching team as well as for various local events. Steve is married to Elena and they share one daughter named Katherine.
He regularly participates in the Nerfherder Council podcast, an engaging series for Star Wars fans discussing various topics with humorous tangents along the way. He finds great satisfaction in creating something from nothing – whether that means starting from an idea floating in his mind and then turning it into reality or starting something small but ambitious like writing books or podcasts from scratch.
Schlegel was inspired to join Swim Across America – Chicago since his daughter Anne battled non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and has raised funds for cancer research ever since. For 24 years he has participated in this fundraiser event.
Stephen Schlegel has an estimated net worth of $256 thousand and serves as Market Director for Jones Lang LaSalle’s New York City/Tri-State Operations in overseeing all agency leasing, management, property management and construction of 250 million sq f of their portfolio across New York City, Connecticut/Westchester and Long Island markets – leading a team of over 600 professionals.
Schlegel holds Series 63 and 65 licenses, enabling him to act both as a securities agent and investment advisor representative. In addition, he holds his CPA certificate. Schlegel and his wife live in Dallas with their two daughters; together they enjoy cooking, traveling and sports – not forgetting entertaining guests in their 21-seat home theater!