John returned to the firm in September 2015. John comes initially from a small suburban practice and a corporate in-house counsel position, followed by 26 years of small firm experience. He has focused his practice in organization and operation of business entities and related corporate and commercial matters, stock and asset business transactions and related financing , and has broad experience, knowledge and understanding of the retail motor vehicle business and significant emphasis in motor vehicle dealership buy-sell transactions, dealer franchise approvals and state dealer licensing.
In addition, John represents clients in all phases of real estate transactions, including sales, purchases, financing, development, leasing 1031 exchanges, and land use, planning, zoning , annexation and other municipal matters. John also handles diverse probate and estate administration matters in multiple aspects of the firm’s commercial litigation practice.
B.A. English/B.A. French, cum laude, DePaul University , Chicago, Illinois , 1976
J.D. , with distinction, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois 1982
Licenses to Practice
State of Illinois
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United State Supreme Court
Memberships & Involvement
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Community & Civic Activities
Member of Village of Oak Lawn Planning & Development Commission since 2007
Past(2010-2011) and current Chairman of the Village of Oak Lawn Planning & Development Commission