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   3A. Clay CoxBloomington(309) 828-7331claycox@coxandassoc.comclaycox@coxandassoc.comCox & Associates LLCwww.coxandassoc.comwww.coxandassoc.comcoxaclay.jpgBankruptcy & Workout Law: CommercialClosely & Privately Held Business LawEmployee Benefits LawTax Law: BusinessTrust, Will & Estate Planning LawCorporateTaxation LawBusiness PlanningEmployee BenefitsEstate Planning
A. Clay
Cox & Associates LLC
202 N Center St 3rd FL
Bloomington IL 61701
Ph.(309) 828-7331 Fx.(309) 827-7423Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial    Corporate
Closely & Privately Held Business Law    Taxation Law
Employee Benefits Law     Business Planning
Tax Law: Business     Employee Benefits
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law     Estate Planning
Advisory Board Member
County:  McLean
Practice Description:  
Mr. Cox is the managing partner in the law firm of Cox & Associates LLC, practicing primarily in the areas of business organization law, including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, estate planning and probate, employee benefits, and tax law.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois. In addition to being licensed to practice law, Mr. Cox is a CPA.

Mr. Cox is a past member and chairman of the Employee Benefits Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. He has authored a chapter on Employee Benefits and Bankruptcy for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education's Employee Benefits Handbook, 1987 and 1994.

Mr. Cox has served the community as president of the McLean County Arts Council, Treasurer of the Bloomington/Normal YMCA, and secretary of the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation.

Bar Admissions:  Illinois, 1979

Year of Birth:  1954

Law School:  University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1979
Law School Honors/Involvement:  Magna cum laude

Undergraduate School:  University of Missouri at Columbia, B.S.B.A., 1976

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • McLean County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Council of Employee Benefits Section
      • Chair, 1987-1988
  • Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants

Published Legal Writing:  
"Employee Benefits and Bankruptcy," Ch. 24, IICLE Employee Benefits Handbook, 1987 and 1994.

Firm Description:  
    Established in 1978, Cox & Associates LLC prides itself on giving personalized service to each client. While focusing our practice on matters of general civil law, each attorney focuses on one or more areas of law. We can, therefore, provide a broad range of legal services and counsel to individual and business clients.

    Many individual clients seek assistance on personal matters including estate planning, probate and family law. The firm’s attorneys are experienced in tax preparation and tax dispute resolution for both individuals and small businesses. After serving as a U.S. Bankruptcy trustee for 25 years, Mr. Cox and the firm is now accepting bankruptcy clients for Chapter 7 and 11.

    Individual clients may seek assistance in family law, including adoption, estate planning and probate, tax and real estate.

    Business clients, from sole proprietors to large corporations, rely on us to advise them on all aspects of their enterprise, from formation alternatives to negotiating contracts and employee issues to buying or selling a business. The longevity of our established business clientele reflects our clients' satisfaction.

    Both individuals and commercial clients benefit from our extensive experience in real estate law. First-time home buyers, as well as commercial developers, benefit from our assistance in matters ranging from simple real estate transactions to land development and zoning matters.

    In addition to providing experienced legal services, each attorney is dedicated to active participation in organizations and committees relating to his or her practice area and to local community involvement.

Mr. Cox and his wife Kathleen are the proud parents of two grown sons, Christopher (Erin, Connor, and Kellen) and Patrick, both of whom are associates with the firm.
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