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Todd Young focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities law, loan and financing transactions, and contract negotiation.
Mr. Young has represented purchasers and sellers in a wide variety of complex acquisition and disposition transactions. He also regularly counsels a number of companies on day-to-day corporate governance issues.
Mr. Young has represented lenders and borrowers in various types of finance and loan transactions, and he has assisted several overseas corporations in the purchase and sale of U.S. entities.
Mr. Young has extensive experience representing issuers in private offerings of securities, and he also has worked on various SEC filings for a number of public company clients.
Mr. Young's clients are from a broad array of industries, and have annual sales ranging from $5 million to $400 million.
Year of Birth: 1958
Law School: University of Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1983
Law School Honors/Involvement: Member, Law Review. Editor, University of Chicago Law Review
Undergraduate School: Dartmouth College, A.B., 1980
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: cum laude; Course of Study, Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
Mr. Young joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in February 1994 and is a member of the firm's Executive Committee.
He is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University Law School, where he teaches a course on mergers and acquisitions. He is proficient in French.
Mr. Young is the Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, and is an adjunct professor at Seabury Western Theological Seminary. He previously served as a board member of the Bailiwick Theater Company and the Church of Our Saviour as well as a benefit board member of Access Living.
Published Legal Writing:
He has authored numerous publications including:
"Business Organizations," co-author, Chapter 2, IICLE publication entitled Annual Survey of Illinois Law, 1989, 1990 and 1991 editions.
"Organizing and Advising a Small Business," author, Chapter 9, IICLE publication entitled Starting Points: The Fundamentals of Practice in Illinois, 1994 and 2001 editions and supplements.
"Common Operating Aspects of Illinois Corporations," author, Chapter 12, IICLE publication entitled Organizing and Advising Illinois Business, 1995 and 1999 editions and supplements.
"Intellectual Property and Financing," author, Illinois Banker, April 1990.
"Maternal and Fetal Outcomes in LaMaze-Prepared Patients," co-author, Obstetrics and Gynecology, June 1978.
Mr. Young is a frequent speaker. His recent presentations include:
"The State of the Unions: Canon Law and Secular Law Concerning Same-Sex Couples and Other Unmarried Couples," National Episcopal Chancellors' Conference, Orlando, Florida, October 21-23, 2004.
"Current Caselaw Concerning Ownership of Real Estate by Church Bodies," Province V Conference of Bishops and Chancellors of the Episcopal Church, June 2004.