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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 Corporate Practice Group since 2012. Ms. Burkland concentrates her practice in corporate and commercial transactions. She has been named an Illinois Leading Lawyer (2010 – 2019) and an AV Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Burkland received her B.A. cum laude from the University of Illinois and her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
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. Ms. Corrigan is Director of the Peoria County Bar Association and a member of the Third District Committee on Character and Fitness for the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar. She has been named an Illinois Leading Lawyer (2014 – 2019). She received her B.A. from Monmouth College and her J.D. from The UIC John Marshall Law School.
Daniel A. Cotter is an attorney and counselor with Howard & Howard Attorneys PPLC in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on corporate and business law. Mr. Cotter is a member of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, a member and Past President of the Chicago Bar Association, and Chair of the Metropolitan Bar Caucus Committee of the National Conference of Bar Presidents. He received his B.A. from Monmouth College and his J.D. summa cum laude from The UIC John Marshall Law School. He has also successfully completed the Certified Public Accountant Exam.
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. Hart is a Partner at Scott & Scott, P.C., in Springfield, where she concentrates her practice in estate planning, probate administration, elder law, and business and employment matters. Ms. Hart is a member of the Central Illinois Women’s Bar Association, for which she is a Past President, serves on the Women Lead Committee, and is the Mentorship Program Administrator. She is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and has been named an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers (2016 – present). She received her B.A. magna cum laude from Illinois College and her J.D. summa cum laude from Valparaiso University School of Law.
Michael G. Horstman, Jr., is a Shareholder of Sorling Northrup in Springfield, where he concentrates his practice in taxation, business advising, commercial transactions, charitable organizations, trade associations, and real estate. Prior to joining Sorling Northrup, Mr. Horstman served as Chief Counsel of Jane Addams Hull House Association, a Chicago not-for-profit social service agency. He regularly counsels for-profit businesses and not-for-profit corporations on business and taxation issues faced during their formation and operation. Mr. Horstman is a regular speaker on issues affecting businesses and not-for-profit organizations. He is a member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, along with the Illinois State and Sangamon County Bar Associations. Mr. Horstman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law.
Anthony J. Jacob is a Partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, in Chicago, and concentrates his practice on business law, banking and commercial finance law, real estate law, and election law. Mr. Jacob is a board member at the Institute of Illinois Business Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, is an investment committee member of board of trustees at The John Marshall Law School, and has previously chaired the Business and Securities Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. He received his B.A. at Northern Illinois University and both his LL.M. and J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, where he was Student Publications Editor of The John Marshall Law Review and a member of the moot court team.
Alan J. Jedlicka is an attorney with Sorling Northrup in Springfield, where he concentrates his practice on business and tax planning, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Mr. Jedlicka is a member of the Business Advice, Business & Securities Law, Federal Taxation, and State & Local Taxation Sections of the Illinois State Bar Association. He received his undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College, his J.D. from The UIC John Marshall Law School, and his LL.M. in the Law of Taxation from Chicago-Kent College 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.
Constance M. Mayer is an associate at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in Chicago, where her practice focuses on commercial transactions. Ms. Mayer is a member of CREW Chicago and the Illinois chapter of the ESOP Association. She received her B.A. cum laude from Illinois Wesleyan University and her J.D. from Washington University School of Law.
Charles W. Murdock is a Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he formerly served as Dean. Professor Murdock drafted the 1983 Illinois Business Corporation Act and was on the committee that drafted the Illinois modifications to the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. He frequently serves as an expert witness in corporate and securities litigation and is the author of a two-volume treatise on business organizations and has published articles in the California Law Review, the Hastings Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, the Loyola Law Journal, and the Washington Law Review, as well as other journals. Professor Murdock received his B.S. 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 Partner at Scott & Scott, P.C., in Springfield, where he concentrates his practice in corporate and commercial law, taxation, estate planning, and business bankruptcy. Mr. Scott is an Associate Professor with the University of Illinois Springfield College of Business and Management, teaching commercial law, fiduciary tax, and ethics for CPAs, and is Director and Past President of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association (member and Past Chair of the Corporate Law Departments Section Council) and the Sangamon County Bar Association. Mr. Scott received his B.S.B.A. from Marquette University, was registered as a Certified Public Accountant by the University of Illinois, and received his J.D. with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Todd M. Young is a Partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in corporate transactions and governance. Mr. Young is a member of the American and Chicago Bar Associations and has an AV Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He was also 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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