Peoria Business Lawyers

Thomas Howard
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Thomas Howard
Peoria, IL Business Law Lawyer with 16 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...
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...
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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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.
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...
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...
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
Daniel B. Stoerzbach
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Daniel B. Stoerzbach
Galesburg, IL Business Law Lawyer with 41 years of experience
(309) 343-5010 2101 Windish Drive
Galesburg, IL 61401
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Nursing Home
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
William B. Bates Jr.
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William B. Bates Jr.
Lincoln, IL Business Law Attorney with 16 years of experience
(217) 735-1234 306 Clinton Street
Lincoln, IL 62656
Business, Criminal Defense, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Drake University
Justin Michael Raver
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Justin Michael Raver
Galva, IL Business Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(309) 932-2001 110 N. Exchange Street
Galva, IL 61434
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...
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
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...
Wendy M. Musielak
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Wendy M. Musielak
Oswego, IL Business Law Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(630) 518-4002 123 W. Washington Street
Suite 334
Oswego, IL 60543
Business, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
Wendy M. Musielak attended DePaul University in Chicago, IL where she graduated with highest honors with a B.S. in Finance and Management. She earned her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in 2003. Wendy is admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois. Wendy concentrates her legal practice in family law matters including child custody and visitation, child support, alimony and spousal support, collaborative law, mediation, prenuptial agreements, litigation and appeals and complex litigation. Prior to being a partner with Andrew Cores Family Law Group, Wendy was a Staff Attorney for the...
Andrew P. Cores
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Andrew P. Cores
Oswego, IL Business Law Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(630) 528-4002 123 W. Washington Street
Suite 334
Oswego, IL 60543
Business, Divorce and Family
Northwestern University School of Law
Andrew P. Cores is a graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Andrew earned his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Northwestern University School of Law in 1993. He is admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois. Andrew concentrates his family law practice in divorce, alimony and spousal support, child support, collaborative law, custody, prenuptial agreements, litigation and appeals, complex litigation, federal trial practice, state appellate practice, state trial practice, business law and mediation. Andrew has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer since 2012. He is a member of the DuPage County...
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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Ryan R. Bradley
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Ryan R. Bradley
Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(217) 344-0060 330 North Neil Street
Suite 505
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 also involved in the Syngenta Corn and Invokana litigation. Ryan handles mass tort and business litigation and has been devoting much of his time to pursuing claims arising out of the defective metal hip prosthesis system. He has also been pursuing claims against other medical device manufacturers. Mr. Bradley devotes considerable...
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,...
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.
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
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
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.
Julie C. King
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Julie C. King
CHAMPAIGN, IL Business Law Attorney with 24 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...
Jennifer K. Kearney
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Jennifer K. Kearney
Joliet, IL Business Law Lawyer with 19 years of experience
(815) 838-1000 58 N. Chicago St.
Ste 700
Joliet, IL 60432
Business, DUI & DWI, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
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
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
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.
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.
Fred H. Dickson
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Fred H. Dickson
Aurora, IL Business Law Attorney with 38 years of experience
(630) 897-8840 2000 W. Galena Blvd., Suite 209
Aurora, IL 60506
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Fred is a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel, an honor bestowed upon very few attorneys. He focuses in the areas of estate and tax planning, trust, estate and probate administration, and business structuring and counseling. Fred enjoys helping people accomplish their personal goals. He has an extensive background assisting clients in the transfer of small businesses and farms during their lifetime or at death while minimizing taxes and expenses. Many of his estate plans are sophisticated and involve using wills, trusts, limited liability companies, family limited partnerships and other closely held entities. He has...
Dallas T. Bartz
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Dallas T. Bartz
Aurora, IL Business Law Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(630) 897-8840 2000 W. Galena Blvd., Suite 209
Aurora, IL 60506
Business and Estate Planning
University of Illinois College of Law
Dallas was raised in Charleston, Illinois where he was close to his Alma Mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There he received his Bachelor of Science in Finance in 2007 and his Juris Doctor in 2011. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 2011. He was later admitted to the United States District Courts for both the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois. He formerly practiced as a public interest attorney in Rockford, Illinois, and as an insurance defense attorney in Joliet, Illinois. He now specializes in estate planning, trust and estate administration,...
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...
Colleen C.M. Ramais
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Colleen C.M. Ramais
Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 14 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business and Criminal Defense
University of Illinois College of Law
Colleen C. M. Ramais joins Meyer Capel’s litigation team as a full-time associate after serving a two-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Justice Rita B. Garman of the Illinois Supreme Court. Colleen graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law with her juris doctorate in 2010. As a law student, she was named to the Dean's List for all six law school semesters and was awarded the Celia M. Howard Fellowship for graduate study from the Illinois Federation of Business and Professional Women. She is a ten-time recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for...
Brian C. Papo
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Brian C. Papo
Plainfield, IL Business Law Attorney with 8 years of experience
(815) 436-9410 15124 South Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60544
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal Defense, Family and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Forrest J. Heyman
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Forrest J. Heyman
Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 12 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Forrest Heyman joined the firm as a summer associate in 2011 and became an associate attorney following his admission to the Illinois Bar in 2012. His areas of practice include business planning, corporate transactions, real estate, and estate planning and administration. Forrest is a locally-raised attorney with an international perspective. Hailing from Paxton, Illinois, Forrest attended Butler University from 2005 to 2008, where he earned a bachelor of science in economics, with honors. Following a semester in Hong Kong, Forrest was named Sigma Nu National Man of the Year and joined The Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington, where he...
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