David R. Chanez is an attorney with Nepple Law, PLC, in Moline, where he focuses his practice on estate planning, probate, elder law, and taxation. Mr. Chanez, who is also a C.P.A., is a member of the Illinois State and Iowa State Bar Associations. He received his J.D. with High Distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law and his B.A. with High Distinction from the University of Iowa.
Timothy S. Farberis a Partner 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.
Kelly E. Hintzsche is an associate at Allen Galluzzo Hevrin Leake, LLC, in Rockford, and she focuses her practice on business transactions, trust and estate planning and administration, and commercial and residential real estate. Ms. Hintzsche is a member of the Illinois State and Winnebago County Bar Association. She earned her J.D. from Northern Illinois University College of Law and her B.S. from Illinois State University.
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.
Timothy J. Leake is a Partner at Allen Galluzzo Hevrin Leake, LLC, in Rockford, and concentrates his practice on corporate governance, business transactions, and estate planning and administration. Mr. Leake is a member of Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises and was a recipient of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce 40 Leaders Under 40 Awards. He earned his B.A. cum laude from Luther College and his J.D. cum laude from The John Marshall Law School, where he was a member of The John Marshall Law Review, Staff Editor of the Review of Intellectual Property Law, and a member of Phi Delta Phi.
Kelli E. Madigan is a Shareholder with Mathis, Marifian & Richter Ltd., in Belleville, and concentrates her practice on business law, estate planning, taxation, real estate, and banking. Ms. Madigan is a member of the American, Illinois State, St. Clair County, and Missouri Bar Associations and the Women Lawyers’ Association. She received her B.A. from Saint Louis University, her LL.M. from Washington University School of Law, and her J.D. from Saint Louis 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.
James A. Nepple is the Managing Partner of Nepple Law, PLC, with offices in Moline, Illinois, and Davenport and Muscatine, Iowa. He practices primarily in the areas of taxation, estate planning, trust administration, probate matters, retirement plans, business entities, and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Nepple has an A rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is a member of the American, Illinois State, Iowa State, and Muscatine Bar Associations as well as the Institute of Illinois Business Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Creighton University, his J.D. with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law, and his Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University.
Kayleigh Thomas Nicholl is an associate at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, in Rockford, and concentrates her practice of business transactions. Ms. Nicholl is a member of the Illinois State and Winnebago County Bar Associations. She received her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School and her B.S. from Bradley University.
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.
Chad J. Richter is a Shareholder at Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., in Edwardsville, where he focuses his practice on business law, trusts and estates, and real estate. Mr. Richter is a member and Former Chair of the Business and Securities Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Treasurer of the Madison County Bar Association, and a member of the Illinois Institute of Business Law. He received his B.S. from Truman State University, his M.S. from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and his J.D. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.