Saint Joseph, Illinois Business Lawyers

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...
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
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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.
Francis J. Jahn
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Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 52 years 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...
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...
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
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...
Catherine H. Barbercheck
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Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(217) 352-3634 1508 W. Park Avenue
P. O. Box 1127
Champaign, IL 61824-1127
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Lewis University College of Law
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...
Evan D. Coobs
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Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 30 years 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...
Randall H. Green
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Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 13 years 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....
Forrest J. Heyman
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Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 7 years 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...
Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
504 E Pennsylvania Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Business
University of North Carolina School of Law
Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney
(217) 356-7233 215 N Neil St
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(217) 359-0200 41 E University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Business and Personal Injury
Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney
(217) 239-6652 701 Devonshire Dr
Champaign, IL 61820
Business and Real Estate
Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer
(217) 351-7479 2506 Galen Dr
Champaign, IL 61821
Business and Employment
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...
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.
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
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
Mattoon, IL Business Law Attorney
(217) 235-5651 1500 Broadway Ave
Mattoon, IL 61938
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Charleston, IL Business Law Attorney
(217) 639-7800 6009 Park Drive
Charleston, IL 61920
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Peter M. LaSorsa
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Mapleton, IL Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(312) 505-5038 7109 S Ridgebrook Dr
Mapleton, IL 61547
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
John Marshall Law School
I am a unique Illinois lawyer who represents individuals, consumers and small business owners. I have two office locations to better serve you--one in downtown Chicago and one just outside Peoria. If you have been seriously injured, physically or monetarily I am here to help you. I handle sexual harassment cases as well as personal injury cases, including wrongful death cases, throughout the state of Illinois. I can help you through the complex legal system. My priority is client satisfaction. Unlike most attorneys I am available seven days a week and can work around your schedule.

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Dana Zivkovich
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Glenwood, IL Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(708) 833-7755 8 W. Main St.
Glenwood, IL 60425
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Valparaiso University School of Law
I work with senior citizens, their families, and small business owners to get their affairs organized, safeguard their estates, and prepare succession plans. In matters of probate or trust administration, I work with personal representatives to properly manage the administration of the estate and advise them of their legal duties along the way. My experience in these practice areas has been exclusive since I have been private practice. In 2010, I expanded my practice territory to include Lake County, Indiana by obtaining an Indiana law license.
Mary Christine Ludwig
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Pontiac, IL Business Law Attorney with 13 years 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 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
John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
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Decatur, IL Business Law Attorney with 40 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.
Mark Varboncouer
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Frankfort, IL Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(815) 278-2448 8767 Larawary Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
Business, IP, Patents and Personal Injury
University of Illinois College of Law
Mark Varboncouer is the founder of Varboncouer Law. Mr. Varboncouer is an experienced trial attorney who previously spent 10-plus years with Kirkland & Ellis LLP (“one of the nation's largest and most prestigious law firms”/ “known for its world-class litigation practice”/ “one of the ‘Fearsome Foursome’ — the four firms most likely to strike fear in opposing counsel”); and 4-plus years with another highly-prestigious 1,000-plus attorney law firm, McGuireWoods LLP, where he litigated a variety of issues: contracts, non-competes, tortious interference, unfair competition, fraud, licenses and complex intellectual property issues (e.g., patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, false advertising etc.)....
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 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.
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
Chad Murray
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Decatur, IL Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(217) 441-2110 363 S. Main Street
Suite 505B
Decatur, IL 62523
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
State University of New York - Buffalo
Based in Decatur, Illinois and serving clients throughout Central Illinois, I am a different kind of lawyer. I love value billing and flat fee arrangements. I embrace technology and use it to make my practice more effective. I worry about my clients, not their fees. I offer a valuable service to my clients, but I don't act like I'm better because of it. My practice focuses on car accidents, divorce, criminal defense, and estate planning. Can't make it to the office? No worries—I make housecalls if you need it.

And yes, I know my catchphrase/tagline is cheesy—that's what makes it fun.
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