Canton Business Lawyers

Andrewe William Johnson
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Andrewe William Johnson
Canton, IL Business Law Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(309) 647-4200 212 East Chestnut
Canton, IL 61520
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of North Carolina School of Law
Andrewe W. Johnson was born in 1970, in Canton, Illinois. Andrewe graduated from Lewistown Community High School in Lewistown, Illinois. He attended Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, from 1988 to 1990, before transferring to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Rhetoric. Andrewe attended law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving his Juris Doctor degree with Honors in 1995. During law school, Andrewe served on the staff of the North Carolina Law Review and worked with the University of...
Thomas Howard
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Thomas Howard
Peoria, IL Business Law Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(309) 306-1095 456 Fulton St.
Ste. 404
Peoria, IL 61602
Free ConsultationBusiness, Agricultural, Cannabis Law and Collections
Marquette University Law School
Licensed to practice since 2008, Thomas Howard has represented numerous financial institutions in litigation to enforce their security interests. Over the past decade, he has assisted community banks in complex commercial workouts involving some of the most sophisticated financial products in the banking industry. He has also litigated in contested contract cases on various legal theories. Since 2015, he has been named both a Rising Star from Super Lawyers and an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers. He also extensively represents secured creditors in various avenues of commercial loan enforcement through all aspects of litigation, from commercial workouts through...
S. Linn Perkins
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S. Linn Perkins
Peoria, IL Business Law Attorney with 33 years of experience
(309) 671-3550 411 Hamilton Blvd
Suite 1400
Peoria, IL 61602
Business, Bankruptcy and Collections
University of Illinois College of Law
Valerie M Moehle
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Valerie M Moehle
Pekin, IL Business Law Lawyer with 38 years of experience
(309) 347-4141 410 Broadway
Pekin, IL 61554
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Noah W. Benckendorf
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Noah W. Benckendorf
Peoria, IL Business Law Attorney
(309) 266-6121 101 NE Randolph St.
Peoria, IL 61606
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Noah Benckendorf was born and raised in Morton, Illinois. He graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN in 2018 with a degree in history and economics. Noah went on to study law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law where he was a member of the Business Law Association. While in law school, Noah worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance as a law clerk doing insurance defense work. Noah also spent time with Protective Insurance as a law clerk in their corporate legal team. Noah went on to work at first American Title Insurance as a post-closing agent. In...
Daniel B. Stoerzbach
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Daniel B. Stoerzbach
Galesburg, IL Business Law Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(309) 343-5010 2101 Windish Drive
Galesburg, IL 61401
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Nursing Home
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Lars Eric Ostling
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Lars Eric Ostling
Peoria, IL Business Law Lawyer
(309) 676-3030 3100 N. Knoxville Ave.
Suite 215
Peoria, IL 61603
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Justin Michael Raver
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Justin Michael Raver
Galesburg, IL Business Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(309) 341-6010 256 S. Soangetaha Road
Galesburg, IL 61401
Free ConsultationBusiness, Agricultural, Appeals and Bankruptcy
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Justin is a partner and chief executive officer of the firm working primarily out of our Kewanee office. Justin graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2007 and was hired on with Barash and Everett as an associate thereafter. He is a veteran of the United States navy where he served as a Sonar Technician on the Submarine, USS Nevada SSBN 733. BORN: Decatur, Illinois. ADMITTED TO BAR: 2007, Illinois. EDUCATION: Southern Illinois University (B.A., 2004); Southern Illinois University School of Law (J.D., 2007). MEMBER: American Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Henry County...
William B. Bates Jr.
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William B. Bates Jr.
Lincoln, IL Business Law Attorney with 15 years of experience
(217) 735-1234 306 Clinton Street
Lincoln, IL 62656
Business, Criminal Defense, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Drake University
Alex Davis
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Alex Davis
Peoria, IL Business Law Attorney
(309) 673-0797 101 NE Randolph Ave.
Peoria, IL 61606
Business, Landlord Tenant, Probate and Real Estate
Alex was born in Galesburg, Ill., and has lived in rural western and central Illinois throughout his life. He attended Knox College in Galesburg, graduating in 2011 with a double major in History/Political Science. Prior to law school, Alex worked as a special education aide at West Central High School in Biggsville, Ill., where he coached the football and track teams.Alex earned his J.D., cum laude, in 2016 from the Saint Louis University School of Law. Alex married his wife Joni in October 2021. They live in the Groveland area along with their two dachshunds and two cats. They welcomed...
Grant Gulovsen
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Grant Gulovsen
Galesburg, IL Business Law Attorney with 26 years of experience
(309) 341-6010 256 S Soangetaha Rd
Galesburg, IL 61401
Business, Bankruptcy, Civil Rights and Employment
University of Illinois College of Law
Jerold Horn
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Jerold Horn
Peoria, IL Business Law Lawyer
(309) 676-2778 401 Main Street
Suite 1650
Peoria, IL 61602
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Paul M Brodersen Sr.
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Paul M Brodersen Sr.
Washington, IL Business Law Lawyer
(918) 729-6755 200 Walnut Street
P.O. Box 213
Washington, IL 61571
Business
Thomas F. Koester
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Thomas F. Koester
Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 42 years of experience
(217) 337-1400 801 W Springfield Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Securities
Drake University Law School
Cari B. Rincker
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Cari B. Rincker
Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 16 years of experience
(217) 531-2179 301 N. Neil Street, 4th Floor
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Agricultural, Animal and Family
Elisabeth Haub School of Law - Pace University
Cari is a licensed attorney in the States of New York, Illinois, New Jersey, and Connecticut while being licensed in the District of Columbia. Cari is a general practitioner with concentrations in food/agriculture law, family/matrimonial law, civil litigation, estate planning and mediation. Rincker Law, PLLC has offices in New York City and Champaign, Illinois. Cari is a member of the Association for the Bar in the City of New York's Matrimonial Law Committee. Before starting Rincker Law, PLLC, Cari was an associate at Budd-Falen Law Offices, LLC in Cheyenne, Wyoming where her broad practice...
Ryan R. Bradley
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Ryan R. Bradley
Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(217) 337-1400 801 W Springfield Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Vermont Law School and University of Richmond School of Law
Ryan Bradley focuses his practice primarily on civil litigation including mass torts, especially defective medical devices and drugs, automobile accidents, wrongful death, medical negligence, products liability, and general personal injury. He is also involved in class action litigation as well as business litigation. He is leading the Syngenta Corn and Invokana litigation for Koester & Bradley, LLP and is developing the Firm's business consulting practice. Ryan leads the firm's mass tort and business litigation team and has been devoting much of his time to pursuing claims arising out of the defective metal hip prosthesis system. He...
John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
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John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
Decatur, IL Business Law Attorney with 45 years of experience
(217) 422-2771 2456 North Main Street
Corner of Melrose and North Main
Decatur, IL 62526
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
The John Marshall Law School and University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
John L. GreenLeaf, Jr. has been in practice over 37 years representing consumers and businesses in Central Illinois. The firm concentrates in all forms of Bankruptcy, Business formation, and the preparation of Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning and administration of Probate Estates and Guardianships.
Bernard (Chip) Owens III
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Bernard (Chip) Owens III
Mt. Sterling, IL Business Law Attorney with 14 years of experience
(217) 214-2757 117 W Main Street
Mt. Sterling, IL 62353
Business, Collections and Real Estate
Valparaiso University School of Law
As an attorney licensed in Illinois and Indiana, my practice involves working with individuals and businesses to address their legal questions. In my practice, I typically assist and address legal issues regarding business formation, corporate issues, and general business. I work directly with my clients to address their legal matters. My goal is to become a trusted advisor to assist clients in addressing their legal needs.
James T. Finegan
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James T. Finegan
Bloomington, IL Business Law Attorney with 50 years of experience
(309) 827-0388 111 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Northwestern University School of Law
Jim Finegan attended the University of Illinois for undergraduate school and Northwestern University for Law School. He moved to Bloomington, Illinois after graduating law school and he has over 40 years experience. He specializes in bankruptcy, real estate, and civil litigation.
James W. Ackerman
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James W. Ackerman
Springfield, IL Business Law Lawyer with 38 years of experience
(888) 899-1977 2601 S 5th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Valparaiso University School of Law
Following in his father’s footsteps as a legal advocate, Springfield personal injury lawyer James Ackerman established his practice in 1989.

Our approach to the law and to meeting our clients' needs comes from Jim Ackerman's belief that clients are best served when they are fully informed and engaged in every aspect of their case. Jim is a former prosecutor who handles injury claims and who coaches other attorneys on the finer points of case preparation, taking a case to trial, and the art of handling juries. Jim brings years of legal and courtroom experience to bear on every case.

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D. Peter Wise
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D. Peter Wise
Springfield, IL Business Law Attorney with 40 years of experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Business, Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense and DUI & DWI
The John Marshall Law School
Frederick J. Schlosser
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Frederick J. Schlosser
Springfield, IL Business Law Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Business, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jason Bartell
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Jason Bartell
Bloomington, IL Business Law Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(217) 352-5900 207 W. Jefferson St.
Bloomington, IL 309-807-5275
Business, Agricultural, Construction and Securities
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Mary Christine Ludwig
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Mary Christine Ludwig
Pontiac, IL Business Law Attorney with 18 years of experience
(815) 844-7151 P.O. Box 407
109 N. Mill St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
Business, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Municipal
Drake University Law School
Mary Ludwig received her J.D. and M.B.A., along with a Certificate in Food and Agricultural Law from Drake University in 2005. Prior to that she received a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Economics from the University of Illinois. Mary concentrates her practice in agricultural law, estate planning, real estate transactions and probate. Her agricultural law experience includes organization and representation of production agricultural farm operations, agricultural cooperatives, grain elevators, agricultural input suppliers, ethanol and bio-diesel plants, and specialty farm product companies, wind tower and cell tower leases and easements, pipeline, gas, public utility and fiber optic easements,...
James D. Greenwood
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James D. Greenwood
Rock Island, IL Business Law Attorney with 9 years of experience
(309) 517-5415 4333B 18TH AVE
Rock Island, IL 61201
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Drake University Law School
Estate Planning: James has conducted estate planning matters including creation of wills (last will and testament), trusts, special needs trusts, irrevocable creditor protection trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, beneficiary planning and beneficiary designation, corporate succession planning, tax planning, and transfer on death instruments. Litigation: James has litigated matters including probate disputes, elder abuse claims, debt collection issues, contract disputes, and conducted other litigation as required by his clients. James has practiced across Iowa and Illinois.
Gordon W. Gates
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Gordon W. Gates
Springfield, IL Business Law Lawyer with 38 years of experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Julie C. King
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Julie C. King
CHAMPAIGN, IL Business Law Attorney with 23 years of experience
(217) 714-8558 301 N. Neil, Suite 400
CHAMPAIGN, IL 61820
Business, Estate Planning, IP and Trademarks
University of Illinois College of Law
I help clients protect their most valuable business assets: their ideas and inventions, their purpose, and their products. I help clients protect themselves and their assets through a combination of intellectual property management, business planning, and estate planning. I help business owners start and run their businesses successfully. I help clients keep their focus on the core parts of the business, the things that made them want to do it in the first place, by making sure their foundations and legal strategies are strong and tailored to their unique needs. My focus on clients’ legal issues takes that off their list...
David V. White
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David V. White
Springfield, IL Business Law Attorney with 34 years of experience
(217) 726-7540 801 South MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62704
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
University of Kentucky College of Law
Dave White is a partner with Kopec, White & Spooner Attorneys at Law (telephone 217-726-7540) and has over 25 years experience helping small business owners, families and individuals in Springfield, Illinois and throughout Sangamon County and Central Illinois. Kopec, White & Spooner is a full-service law firm providing cost-conscious representation and legal solutions for its clients.
Mr. Jacob J. Frost
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Mr. Jacob J. Frost
Spring Valley, IL Business Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(815) 323-4851 102 E. Saint Paul Street
Spring Valley, IL 61362
Business, Collections, Education and Estate Planning
University of Illinois College of Law
Jacob J. Frost practices in the areas of estate/trust administration, residential and commercial real estate purchases and sales, business organizations, governmental law, and wills and trusts. Attorney Frost has served and represented clients in the Illinois Valley area for several years. Frost earned his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, with high honors in Legal Research and Writing. He received his Associate of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Illinois Valley Community College and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was admitted to both Phi Beta Kappa...
Todd M. Goebel
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Todd M. Goebel
Springfield, IL Business Law Attorney with 23 years of experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Business, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Joseph Murphy
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Joseph Murphy
Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 37 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W Church St
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Communications and IP
American University
Joseph D. Murphy is currently the president of Meyer Capel. Following law school and a two-year clerkship with a federal district court judge, Mr. Murphy began his practice with a Wall Street law firm, gaining substantial experience in trademark licensing and intellectual property litigation. Subsequently, he moved to a Washington, D.C.-based firm, where his practice concentrated in franchise litigation and counseling. Since returning to Champaign-Urbana in 1994 to join Meyer Capel, he has focused his practice on a combination of intellectual property (including franchise licensing) and telecommunications.
Mr. Jeffrey Hays
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Mr. Jeffrey Hays
Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 31 years of experience
411 W. University
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Immigration and Real Estate
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Harold N. Adams
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Harold N. Adams
Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
For most people, the purchase of a home is the largest single investment they will ever make, and naturally, they're nervous about it. They want someone trustworthy to lean on, someone knowledgeable to handle the paperwork, someone well-versed in legal matters to represent them at the closing. They want someone like Harold Adams. With his dual background in finance and law, Harold brings a unique combination of skills to the table. In addition to a solid foundation in residential and commercial real estate transactions, Harold is well-grounded in general business matters, including the foundation of new corporations and partnerships and the...
Randall H. Green
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Randall H. Green
Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 18 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Real Estate and Tax
Marquette University
Randy Green is a shareholder in Meyer Capel’s Business and Real Estate Practice Groups. His unique experience allows him to serve not only as legal counsel, but as a trusted business advisor to his clients. Experience Mr. Green has represented both public and private companies ranging from top U.S. financial institutions to single-member LLCs in a variety of transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private equity investments, financing, entity formation, franchising, and leasing. He has also helped organizational and individual clients sell, purchase and lease various types of real estate across the U.S. Before he began his legal career, Mr....
Matt C. Deering
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Matt C. Deering
Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Communications, IP and Real Estate
Large corporations and small companies alike need sound legal advice from attorneys who understand the demands and dynamics of the business environment. Clients of Meyer Capel will find these skills in Matt C. Deering. A native of Champaign-Urbana and a graduate of Champaign Central High School, Mr. Deering holds a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Kentucky and a juris doctorate from Ohio Northern University. He joined the firm in 1994 as a law clerk and became a full-time associate in 1996 and a shareholder on January 1, 2003. In addition to handling general corporate and business law concerns,...
Evan D. Coobs
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Evan D. Coobs
Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 35 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business
University of Iowa
Evan Coobs is a shareholder in Meyer Capel's business and transactional practice group. A practicing attorney since 1989, he has been with Meyer Capel since 1996, and a shareholder of the firm since 1998. He regularly works with other lawyers as cost-effective and trusted co-counsel and local counsel. Experience There is no substitute for experience. Mr. Coobs' experience ranges from assisting developers of affordable housing, to in-house work for a multinational manufacturing company, to helping start-up clients negotiate their first commercial lease, to parsing through the details of complex financing arrangements, including syndicated loan transactions. Mr. Coobs' practice is focused in the...
Francis J. Jahn
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Francis J. Jahn
Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 57 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Since joining the firm in 1970, Francis J. (Jerry) Jahn has been responsible for building and expanding the business practice of Meyer Capel. He served as President of the firm from January 1999 until December 2010. A 1967 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, Jerry was winner of the Frederick M. Green Moot Court Competition and the Horner Cup and Waterman Prize for Excellence in Moot Court Competition as a law student. He was also recipient of the Harno Scholarship. Jerry is a member of the Illinois State and Champaign County Bar Associations. He served on CCBA's board of...
Phillip Reed
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Phillip Reed
Springfield, IL Business Law Lawyer with 47 years of experience
(217) 528-7333 1129 S 7th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Divorce
Richard T. West
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Richard T. West
Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 55 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Appeals, Health Care and IP
University of Illinois College of Law
Richard T. West has been practicing law for over forty-one years. He has been a shareholder of Meyer Capel for over half of his career, having practiced in other firms in the community prior to joining Meyer Capel in 1991 as a shareholder. Throughout much of his career, his focus has been in the areas of complex litigation involving, for example, intellectual property, construction, banking, products liability, contract disputes and corporate and fiduciary obligations, as well as business representation, construction law, and health care law. In recent years, he has begun to shift his focus from an active litigation practice...
David B. Sholem
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David B. Sholem
Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 46 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University
David B. Sholem joined Meyer Capel in 1978 and was named as a shareholder of the firm in 1982. He graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. Sholem attended the University of Illinois College of Law and Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1978. He was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 1978. Mr. Sholem’s professional affiliations include Champaign County (Illinois) Bar Association (former President), Illinois State Bar Association (Real Estate Section) and American Bar Association. David Sholem has represented a number of real estate developers and...
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