Practice areas: Mergers, acquisitions, general business transactions, Illinois administrative law, international business transactions, nonprofit organizations, Illinois and other US states business and securities law. Many flat fee transaction types in addition to standard Legal Hero predefined projects, e.g. phantom stock plans for $1,000.00.
Clients: Serve clients around the world, from Tokyo to Pakistan to Germany, and in multiple US states. Size of clients varies from companies like Alconix, a Japanese public company to multiple CEO's of $1-50 million annual sales private companies, most in the Chicago metro area. Also serve as general counsel for churches, a mosque, and an association of Christian college research libraries.
What gets me out of bed in the morning: the house beagle. Am also actively involved in a variety of bar, entrerpreneurship, and community service organizations, with a focus on homeless shelters, Fox Valley area poverty communities, and family issues. Active choir member and teacher at the Batavia United Church of Christ. Member, Aurora Sunrise Rotary Club
Volunteer offices currently held include service as Chair, Institute of Illinios Business Laws; Member, Business and Securities and Administrative Law Section Councils, Illinois State Bar Association; and Editor, Handbook of Illinois Administrative Law and Newsletter Editor, Section of Administrative Law, ISBA.
1978-84: General Counsel and assistant GC and Director, Governmental Affairs Division, Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry
Have been in private practice since December, 1984. Part-time gigs have included service as the state Small Business Utility Advocate, as a Hearing Officer for the Illinois Pollution Control Board, and as an adjunct professor (business law and high technology entrepreneurship) at the Stuart Graduate School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology.