Altamont, Illinois Business Lawyers

Joe Pappas
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Charleston, IL Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
622 Jackson Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
I am a personable and caring attorney who aims to serve those in need.

My office is located in Coles County, but happy and able to serve those as far north as Champaign-Urbana, or as far south as Effingham.
Andrew Koester
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Charleston, IL Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(217) 639-7800 6009 Park Drive
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Family and Personal Injury
University of Notre Dame
Andrew is a Central Illinois native. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 and his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School in May 2015. Andrew’s previous professional experience includes having worked for state judges, private practice attorneys, and the fourth-ranking member of the U.S. Congress. While in law school, Andrew served as Articles Editor on the Journal of College and University Law, was a member of the Federalist Society, and participated in the Notre Dame Bengal Bouts, a men’s boxing tournament that raises money for the Holy Cross Missions in...
Murray Choate
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Charleston, IL Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(217) 345-4452 622 Jackson Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
Business, International and Real Estate
Vanderbilt University Law School
Timothy Ryan Connor
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Greenville, IL Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(618) 664-9202 200 South Third Street
Post Office Box 352
Greenville, IL 62246
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Municipal
New England Law | Boston
Ron Young
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Flora, IL Business Law Attorney
(618) 662-4539 111 WEST NORTH AVE.
Flora, IL 62839
Business, Divorce, Family and Insurance Claims
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Member of Illinois Bar Association Member American Bar Association
Linda Colón
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Charleston, IL Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(217) 508-4140 PO Box 271
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Divorce and Elder
Michael J. Diaz
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Greenville, IL Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(618) 664-1872 102 E. Main St.
Greenville, IL 62246
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Mattoon, IL Business Law Attorney
(217) 235-5651 1500 Broadway Ave
Mattoon, IL 61938
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Mattoon, IL Business Law Attorney
PO Box 627
Mattoon, IL 61938
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Taylorville, IL Business Law Lawyer
(217) 824-8883 211 W Main Cross St
Taylorville, IL 62568
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Tax
Olney, IL Business Law Attorney
(618) 395-4042 308 S Kitchell Ave
Olney, IL 62450
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Cari B. Rincker
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(217) 531-2179 301 N. Neil Street, 4th Floor
Champaign, IL 61820
Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
Business, Agricultural, Animal and Family
Pace Law School
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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Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 12 years 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...
James T. Finegan
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Bloomington, IL Business Law Attorney with 45 years 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.
D. Peter Wise
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Springfield, IL Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Business, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
The John Marshall Law School
James W. Ackerman
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(888) 899-1977 2601 S 5th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Free ConsultationSpringfield, IL Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
Business, 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.

Jim Ackerman...
Jason Bartell
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Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(217) 352-5900 10 E. Main St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Agricultural, Construction and Securities
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Scott K Walker
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Marion, IL Business Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(618) 998-9988 300 N Monroe St
Marion, IL 62959
Business, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale and John A Logan
Scott Walker is a local Marine and National Guard veteran with fourteen years of military service, including combat tours during Operations Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom. Mr. Walker brings over twenty years of managerial experience in the maintenance, mining, and resort industries to his practice of law. Mr. Walker began clerking for Mr. Keller while attending law school and now practices law as an attorney at Timothy Keller Law Firm, P.C..
Neal J. Wallace
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Edwardsville, IL Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(618) 692-9967 216 E Park Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Business, Construction, Consumer and Elder
University of Dayton School of Law
Accomplished attorney with background in the areas of real estate, business law, consumer law, wills, trusts, & estate planning, employment law, and dispute resolution. Extensive experience drafting and negotiating contracts and legal documents, particularly in the corporate and real estate areas. Able to identify core issues and obtain solid results. Approved Mediator for the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors Arbitration panelist in the Madison County Mandatory Arbitration program
Kathleen L Hammock
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Highland, IL Business Law Lawyer
(618) 882-4525 In Highland...
102 Executive Dr.
Highland, IL 62249
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
Hammock Law LLC was formed in 2010. The firm focuses entirely on providing mediation services to businesses and individuals. Many referrals come directly from lawyers whose clients would like to bring an end to a lawsuit or other type of dispute. And many people come directly to mediation before a lawsuit is filed or even before lawyers are retained.
Colin Artinger
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Belleville, IL Business Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(618) 920-6439 15 N. 1st St. (Suite 200)
Belleville, IL 62220
Business, Collections, Family and Personal Injury
Saint Louis University School of Law
Prior to law school, Colin graduated from Saint Louis University in 2013 with dual degrees in legal studies and business administration. Between undergrad and law school he worked as a project manager for a large-scale commercial redevelopment project.?

Colin graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2017 with cum laude honors and a specialization in Business and Transactional Law. He is licensed to handle legal work in both Missouri and Illinois. While in law school, he interned with the St. Clair County State’s Attorneys office, where he assisted in the felony and special prosecution divisions. He later clerked for...
John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
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Decatur, IL Business Law Attorney with 41 years 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.
Amanda Burton
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Marion, IL Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(618) 998-1138 1110 N Court St
Marion, IL 62959-1612
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Frederick J. Schlosser
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Springfield, IL Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Business, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Todd M. Goebel
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Springfield, IL Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Business, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Gordon W. Gates
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Springfield, IL Business Law Lawyer with 33 years 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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CHAMPAIGN, IL Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(217) 239-3519 301 N. Neil, Suite 400
CHAMPAIGN, IL 61820
Business, Estate Planning, IP and Trademarks
University of Illinois College of Law
I’m a solo practice attorney in Champaign, Illinois. I focus exclusively on estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney), business formation and transactions, and intellectual property (trademark, copyright, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements).

I have 20 years of experience in working with clients, from individuals to large businesses, to help them with life stage planning, business planning, intellectual property protection, dispute resolution, and other legal matters. My “proactive planning” approach to my practice means that I works with clients to carefully develop plans of action to help achieve their personal and business goals as smoothly as possible and avoid common problems as...
Michelle M. Wiedman
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Waterloo, IL Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(312) 505-8040 7865 Deer Hill Road
Waterloo, IL 62298
Business, Construction, Personal Injury and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
It is critical that you know your lawyer is working diligently on your behalf, with only your best interests in mind. You can trust Wiedman Law Ltd. to be your tough and honest advocate.
David V. White
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Springfield, IL Business Law Attorney with 29 years 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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Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 32 years 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.
Jeffrey M. Davis
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Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
EXPERIENCE Mr. Davis’ experience ranges from helping clients with all issues surrounding their start-up venture to assisting clients with the purchase or sale of multi-million dollar businesses. Mr. Davis concentrates his legal practice in the following areas: •representing corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships in connection with the legal matters these entities may face, including initial incorporation/organization, corporate governance issues, drafting and review of contracts and leases, licensing issues, securities issuances and debt financing transactions •representing clients with the sale or purchase of a business, including due diligence matters and the negotiation and documentation of the transaction •representing clients, both lenders and borrowers, in debt...
Harold N. Adams
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Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 23 years 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...
Matt C. Deering
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Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 23 years 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,...
Mr. Jeffrey Hays
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Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
411 W. University
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Immigration and Real Estate
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Colleen C.M. Ramais
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Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business and Criminal
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...
Todd J. Black
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Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
As a former senior tax consultant for a former Big Eight accounting firm, and as a business school graduate, Todd Black is uniquely qualified to advise clients on legal matters pertaining to estate planning and administration and corporate/business planning. A practicing attorney in Champaign-Urbana since 1987, Mr. Black joined Meyer Capel in 1993. Mr. Black received a bachelor of science in finance from the University of Illinois in 1983. He attended the University of Illinois on a full athletic scholarship and served as co-captain of the U of I's varsity tennis team. He was the recipient of numerous undergraduate honors, including...
Richard T. West
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Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 50 years 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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Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 41 years 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...
J. Steven Ayres
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Robinson, IL Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(618) 544-8661 P.O. Box 250
216 S. Cross Street
Robinson, IL 62454
Business, Appeals, Collections and Construction
University of Illinois College of Law
Steven A. Amjad
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Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Appeals and Personal Injury
Saint Louis University
Steven A. Amjad brings extensive experience in many aspects of legal practice to the clients of Meyer Capel. Over the last several years he has practiced litigation including complicated commercial litigation, personal injury, toxic tort defense and criminal defense.
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