Born in Deer Grove, Illinois, February 8, 1918; admitted to bar 1949, Illinois.
Education: De Paul University. Phi Alpha Delta.
Member: Chicago, Illinois State and American Bar Associations.
PRACTICE AREAS: Acquisitions, Corporate, General Business, Contracts.
Henry N. Novoselsky
Born Chicago, Illinois, January 19, 1942; admitted to bar, 1966, Illinois; 1967, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1971, U.S. Supreme Court.
Education: Roosevelt University (B.A., 1962); De Paul University (J.D., with honors, 1966). Associate Editor, De Paul Law Review, 1965-1966.
Representative Published Decisions: Petersen v Wallach, 764 N.E.2d 19 (Ill. 2002), affirming 733 N.E.2d 713; Woodfield Group v DeLisle, 13 IER Cases, 693 NE 2d 464 (Ill. App. 1998); Trans-Aire International v. Northern Adhesive Co., 9 UCC Rep. Serv. 2d 878, 882 F.2d 1259 (CCA 7th, 1989).
Hearing Examiner, State of Illinois, Illinois Commerce Commission, 1970-1973; Administrative Law Judge, State of Illinois, Illinois Department of Revenue, 1973-1976.
Member: Illinois State and American Bar Associations; Appellate Lawyer Association of Illinois; Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
PRACTICE AREAS: Commercial Litigation, Unfair Competition, Chancery and Extraordinary Remedies, Contested Estates, Trust Litigation.
Lawrence G. Staat
Born Chicago Heights, Illinois, July 2, 1949; admitted to bar, 1974, Illinois, U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Supreme Court.
Education: University of Illinois (B.S. Finance, cum laude, 1971); De Paul University (M.S., Taxation, 1977); Tulane University and De Paul University (J.D., 1974). Trial Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Chicago District, 1977-1979.
Member: Chicago (Member, Committee on Federal Taxation) and American (Member, Section on Taxation) Bar Associations.
PRACTICE AREAS: Federal and State Taxation, Real Estate, Business Planning, Estate Planning.
President and Managing Director, born Chicago, Illinois, February 19, 1950; admitted to bar, 1975, Illinois; 1979, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including the Trial Bar; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit.
Education: St. John's University, Minnesota. Member, Honors Program, (B.A., 1972); Loyola University of Chicago (J.D. 1975).
Member: Chicago (Member, Corporate, AntiTrust and Bankruptcy Committee), Illinois State and American Bar Associations; American Trial Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute.
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PRACTICE AREAS: Corporate, Corporate Risk Management, Sales and Distribution, Commercial Litigation and Appeals, Employment, Bankruptcy Litigation, Zoning and Land Use.
James J. Eccleston
Born Boston, Massachusetts, January 11, 1961; admitted to bar, 1987, Illinois and Massachusetts; 1987, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including the Trial Bar; 1988, District Court of Massachusetts; 1988, U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit; 1989, U.S. Tax Court.
Education: University of Chicago (A.B., 1983); Boston College (M.A., 1984); Suffolk University, Massachusetts (J.D., cum laude, 1987).
Professional Licenses: National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Series 7, 24, and 65; Registered Investment Adviser, Illinois.
Author: Co-Editor and Contributing Author, Securities Law, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), 2003 Edition; Monthly Legal Columnist, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (Profitable Counsel), Debits and Credits, On Wall Street (Legal View); Editor and Contributing Author, www.FinancialCounsel.com.
Member: Chicago (Member and Past Chairperson of the Securities Law Committee as well as Member and Past Chairperson of the Financial and Investment Services Committee), Illinois, and American Bar Associations (Member, Section on Litigation); Financial Planning Association (FPA) (Member, Board of Directors, Chicago Loop Council); Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA); Securities Industry Association (SIA), Compliance and Legal Division.
Awards: In 2005, Law & Politics named Mr. Eccleston a "Super Lawyer" in Illinois. As published in the May, 2005 issue of Chicago Magazine, and available at www.superlawyers.com, the Super Lawyer designation is awarded to the Top 5% of lawyers in a particular state, as chosen by the lawyers' peers and through independent research.
PRACTICE AREAS: Securities Arbitration and Litigation; Securities Regulatory and Disciplinary Matters; Employment Law.
Press Release: Jack L. Haan and James J. Eccleston Win Case vs. Oxford Bank & Trust for Mismanagement of Client's IRA
Press Release: SNSFE Wins $200,000 Arbitration Award For John And Karen Green From NASD Arbitration Panel
Press Release: James Eccleston Discussed "Investment Scams" on FirstBusiness
Born Chicago Heights, Illinois, March 12, 1949; admitted to bar, 1974, Illinois and U.S. District Courts, Northern District of Illinois; 1977, U.S. Tax Court; 1980, U.S. Supreme Court.
Education: Carleton College (B.A., 1971); Washington University (J.D. 1974).
Member: Chicago Estate Planning Council; Chicago, Illinois State and American Bar (Member, Section on Taxation; Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law) Associations.
PRACTICE AREAS: Federal and State Taxation, Business Planning, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate.
Scott E. Galbreath
Born: Chicago, Illinois, October 8, 1961; admitted to bar, 1986, Illinois, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1987, U.S. Tax Court; 1990, U.S. Claims Court.
Education: Elmhurst College (B.A. Political Science and Urban Studies, Double Major, with High Honors 1983); IIT Chicago - Kent College of Law (J.D. 1986, LL.M. Tax, with Honors, 1991).
"Final Sponsorship Regulations Provide Some Guidance But Leave Hard Issues Unanswered", CCH Exempt Organizations Reports (June, July, 2002);
"Enron Debacle Will Be Catalyst For Reform Of 401(k) Plan Laws", WLS-TVLaw.com (April, 2002).;
"The Basics of Forming a Tax-Exempt Charitable Organization", Chicago Bar Association seminar (November, 2003).
"Nuts and Bolts of 401(k) Plans" Lorman Education Services seminar (July, 2002).
"Illinois Nonprofits: Tax and Business Answers", National Business Institute seminar (August 2003).
Member: Chicago (Member and Past Chairperson of the Trade and Professional Associations Law Committee as well as member and past Chairperson of the Exempt Organizations Division of the Taxation Committee, Member Employee Benefits Committee, Member IRS Liaison Subcommittee, ERISA Litigation Subcommittee), Illinois, and American Bar Associations (Member Section on Taxation).
PRACTICE AREAS: Federal and State Taxation, Employee Benefits and ERISA, Tax Exempt Organizations, Business Planning and Transactions, Estate Planning, Real Estate.
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