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Mark D. Anderson is a Partner in Coman & Anderson, P.C., in Lisle, where he concentrates his practice in federal taxation, estate planning, and corporate law. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, having served as Chair of the Federal Taxation Committee in 1998 – 1999, and the American Bar Association, serving as a member of the Section of Taxation. Mr. Anderson received his B.A. from Illinois State University, his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and his LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center
James W. Dodge is the Executive Director of the State of Illinois Legislative Reference Bureau in Springfield, where he drafts legislation for the General Assembly. Mr. Dodge is also a Professor of Law for Concord Law School at Kaplan University, where he teaches contracts, business organizations, and estates, wills, and trusts. He serves on the Drafting Committee for the Uniform Fiduciary Principal and Income Act as a Commissioner on the Uniform Laws Commission and is a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Mr. Dodge received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Timothy S. Farber is Senior Counsel with Locke Lord LLP, in Chicago, and concentrates his practice on transactional and regulatory issues. Mr. Farber is a member of the Chicago, Illinois State, and American Bar Association. He received his B.S./B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Missouri and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where he was Editor of the Washington University Law Review, formerly Washington University Law Quarterly.
Philip N. Hablutzel is a Professor of Law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, teaching courses in corporate law, securities regulation, banking law, international capital markets, and international commercial arbitration, and also serves as Director of the Institute of Illinois Business Law. He spent four years as a research attorney at the American Bar Foundation, where he authored several books, including the three-volume MODEL BUSINESS CORPORATION LAW ANNOTATED (West) and the MODEL RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE. From 1985 – 2005, he served as a member of the Illinois Secretary of State’s Corporate Laws Advisory Committee, serving as reporter for the complete revision of the Illinois General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986. He has been a Senior Fulbright Professor in Mainz, Germany; has taught courses in London and shorter courses in Buenos Aires, Augsburg, Bangkok, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Beijing; and has lectured in Kiev. He has served as Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Section Council on Commercial, Banking, and Bankruptcy Law; Chair of the ISBA Section Council on Corporation, Securities, and Business Law; Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Corporation Law Committee; and Chair of the American Bar Association Committee on the Adoption of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. Since 2004, he has been a public member of the Business Conduct Committee of the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Professor Hablutzel received his Master’s and law degrees from the University of Chicago.
Kirk A. Hoopingarner is a Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP, in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on trusts and estates and tax-exempt organizations. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council and of the Planned Giving Council of both the Chicago Zoological Society and the Lincoln Park Zoo. Mr. Hoopingarner received his B.A. from Hope College and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.
Marvin Kamensky is the Founder and Senior Partner in Kamensky Rubinstein Hochman & Delott, LLP, in Lincolnwood, where he concentrates his practice in federal taxation, healthcare law, and employee benefits. He has spoken on federal taxation and healthcare law for organizations including IICLE®, the Practising Law Institute, the American Bar Association, and the Southern Federal Tax Institute. He has written articles for
Gregory A. Mescher is an attorney and sole Shareholder of Mescher Law Offices, P.C., in Washington, Illinois, where his practice is concentrated in the areas of business law, estate planning, taxation, and residential and commercial real estate. He was previously on the tax staff of a major public accounting firm and was an associate and then Partner with a Peoria law firm prior to relocating his practice to Washington. Mr. Mescher has been a speaker for IICLE®, the National Business Institute, and various other civic and professional organizations and has served as an instructor at Illinois Central College. He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from the University of Georgia.
John B. Waters is Counsel to Roetzel & Andress, LPA, in Chicago, where he practices in the areas of corporate and tax law. He is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and the Illinois State Bar Association Federal Taxation Section. He received his B.S. from Iowa State University, his M.N.E. from North Carolina State University, his J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law, where he was Symposium Editor of the Law Review, and his LL.M. in taxation from DePaul University.
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