Keith W. Casteel is a Partner with Samuels, Miller, Schroeder, Jackson & Sly, LLP, in Decatur, where he represents business entities of all types, including profit and not-for-profit corporations and limited liability companies, in all aspects of operations, including formations, contractual issues, governance, purchases and sales, and employment matters. He represents sellers and buyers of farmland throughout Illinois and provides advice concerning managing and leasing farmland. He also provides advice on wills, trusts, and estate planning and prepares necessary documents to implement such plans. He is a member of the Illinois State and Decatur Bar Associations. He is a member of the Fourth District Committee on Character and Fitness of the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar, a member of the Institute for Illinois Business Law, and a board member of the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation. He has received the Illinois State Bar Association Lincoln Award, was a member of the Illinois Secretary of State’s Corporation Acts Advisory Committee, is a Past President of the Decatur Bar Association, and a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Casteel graduated with honors from Purdue University in Industrial Engineering, where he was a member of the Iron Key and recipient of the G.A. Ross Award as the Outstanding Graduating Senior Man. He is also a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law.
Thomas G. Hamill is a Partner at Harrison & Held, LLP, in Springfield, where he focuses his practice on estate planning, probate and trust administration, gifting strategies, and business succession planning. Mr. Hamill is a Member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Sangamon Valley Estate Planning Council. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, J.D. cum laude, and of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.