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.
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. 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.
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 with Sorling Northrup in Springfield, where he concentrates his practice in taxation, business advising, commercial transactions, charitable organizations, trade associations, and real estate. Mr. Horstman is a member of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section), the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Sangamon County Bar Association. He has been recognized by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in the areas of Closely and Privately Held Business Law, Real Estate Law (Commercial and Residential) and Association and Nonprofit Law. He received his undergraduate degree with distinction from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and his J.D. from Washington 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 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.
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.
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. 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.