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Miriam Leskovar Burkland is a Member at Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC in the firm’s Chicago office and has been Vice Chair of the firm’s Business & Corporate Practice Group since 2012. Ms. Burkland concentrates her practice in corporate and commercial transactions. She has been recognized as an Illinois Leading Lawyer (2010 – 2023) and included in Leading Lawyers’ Leading Women Lawyers (2023). She has also been recognized by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s Top 50 Women in Law (2021). Ms. Burkland received her B.A. cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Thomas P. Conley is a Partner with Arnstein & Lehr LLP in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on healthcare transactional law. Mr. Conley is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association (Legislation Committee, Past Chair of the Health Care Section Council), and Chicago Bar Association (Past Chair of the Health Care Committee). He is President of the Illinois Association of Health Care Attorneys and a member of the Institute of Illinois Business Law. He received his B.A. from Carleton College and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, where he was selected for the law review and was a legal writing teaching assistant.
Mary A. Corrigan is an attorney with Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC in the firm’s Peoria office, where she concentrates her practice in corporate and commercial transactions and estate planning. She is a member of the Illinois State and Peoria County Bar Associations. She has been recognized as an Illinois Leading Lawyer (2014 – 2023) and included in Leading Lawyers’ Leading Women Lawyers (2023). Ms. Corrigan received her B.A. from Monmouth College and her J.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law.
Donna M. Goelz is a Partner at Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC in the firm’s Peoria office, where she concentrates her practice in mergers and acquisitions and financial institutions law. Ms. Goelz has been named an Illinois Leading Lawyer in 2014 – 2020 and received an AV Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. She received her B.S. with honors from Washington University in St. Louis and her J.D. cum laude from St. Louis University School of Law.
Pamela E. Hartis a Partner at Scott & Scott, P.C., in Springfield, where she concentrates her practice in business entities, business litigation, elder law, estate planning, and real estate. She is a member of the Central Illinois Women’s Bar Association (Past President — 2012), the Illinois State Bar Association, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She received her B.A. magna cum laude from Illinois College and her J.D. summa cum laude from the Valparaiso University School of Law.
Fred O. Marcus is a Partner at HMB Legal Counsel in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice on state and local tax. Mr. Marcus is an adjunct professor of law for Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and the recipient of the Paul Frankel Award for Excellence in State and Local Taxation. He is also a frequent lecturer before such groups as the Counsel on State Taxation, the Tax Executives Institute, New York University’s Conference on State and Local Taxation, and the California Tax Bar & Tax Policy Conference. He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
Charles W. Murdock is a Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he teaches corporate and securities law. Professor Murdock is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Business Law & Securities Section Council. He was involved in drafting the Business Corporation Act of 1983 and the Limited Liability Company Act. He received his B.S.Ch.E. from the Illinois Institute of Technology and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
William A. Priceis an attorney in private practice at growthlaw.com, in Warrenville, and focuses his practice on business, securities, and administrative law. Mr. Price was the 2012 recipient of the ISBA Section of General Practice’s Tradition of Excellence Award. He is a member and Past Chair of the Institute of Illinois Business Laws and the Illinois State Bar Association’s Section of Business and Securities Law and Section of Administrative Law. Mr. Price helped draft the Illinois Business Corporations Act, the Illinois Limited Liability Companies Act, the Illinois Limited Partnerships Act, the Illinois Uniform Partnerships Act, and the Illinois Not for Profit Corporations Act. He earned his J.D. and M.A. from Duke University and his A.B. magna cum laude from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He was also a Fellow at Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst Fellow, Albert-Ludwigs Universitaet, Freiburg Im Breisgau, Germany.
R. Stephen Scott is a Senior Partner at Scott & Scott, P.C., in Springfield, where he concentrates his practice in business entities, business litigation, tax controversies, and estate matters. He is a member of the American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants (President, 2006), the Illinois State Bar Association (Past Chair, Corporate Law Departments Section Council), and the Illinois Bar Foundation (Treasurer). In 2003, he was recognized as a Regent by the American College of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Scott received his B.S.B.A. from Marquette University and his J.D. with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Julia A. Turk is a Principal of Much Shelist, P.C., in Chicago, where she concentrates her practice in business transactions and tax and is Cochair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative. Ms. Turk is a member of the American Bar Association Tax Section. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan, her J.D. cum laude from Loyola University School of Law, and her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
Sarah A. Weersing is Associate General Counsel at BDO USA, LLP, in Chicago, focusing on corporate, commercial, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property law. Ms. Weersing is a member of the Association for Corporate Counsel and the American Bar Association and received the First Chair Award for Top Corporate Counsel in 2011 – 2013. She received her B.S. from Northwestern University and her M.B.A. and J.D. from Boston College.
Todd M. Young is a Partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in corporate transactions and governance, with a particular focus on employee stock ownership plan transactions. He was recognized as a Notable LGBTQ Executive by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2018. He received his A.B. cum laude from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was Comment Editor of the Law Review.
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