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   3Anthony FicarelliChicago(312) 606-7644aficarelli@clausen.comaficarelli@clausen.comClausen Millerwww.clauden.comwww.clauden.comficarellia.jpgGovernmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative LawSchool LawCollective BargainingPublic FinanceCorporate and Business LawReal Estate
Clausen Miller
10 S LaSalle St
Chicago IL 60603
Ph.(312) 606-7644 
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law    Collective Bargaining
School Law    Public Finance
    Corporate and Business Law
    Real Estate
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Anthony Ficarelli is a skilled attorney whose wide-ranging practice reflects the diversity of his public and private sector legal experience. The two primary areas of his practice are school law and business and commercial law

For nearly 18 years, Mr. Ficarelli has represented numerous school districts and municipalities, with particular emphasis in the area of labor relations and collective bargaining. He has also handled employee and teacher dismissals and discharge cases, student rights, and school-related litigation matters. In addition, he has worked on issues involving public finance, construction law, environmental law and real estate. In honor of his experience in the School Law area, Mr. Ficarelli was named by Leading Lawyers as a leading school law lawyer in Illinois, and West Suburban Living magazine has listed him as one of two top school law lawyers in the Western Suburbs of Chicago.

As a member of private law firms and a corporate legal department, and in public practice representing both DuPage County and the Illinois Attorney General's Office, Mr. Ficarelli has handled a full spectrum of business and commercial finance matters. His work in the real estate area includes contracts, leasing, construction projects, tax assessments and related litigation. He is experienced with civil enforcement of securities and revenue statutes, has worked on acquisitions and financial issues, is familiar with banking and commercial finance, and has also handled trademark matters.

Bar Admissions:  Illinois

Year of Birth:  1952

Law School:  Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1978

Undergraduate School:  Regis University, B.A., 1974

Employment History:  
Mr. Ficarelli practiced for nine years with a major school law firm and for 18 years at a large national law firm before joining Clausen Miller in 2017.

From 1985 to 1990, he was a member of the DuPage County State Attorney's Office, where he rose to the position of Deputy Chief, Civil Division. During this period he represented the county on major project and transactional issues, and was named Outstanding Civil Division Attorney in 1986.

Mr. Ficarelli served for two years with the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, focusing on securities and revenue enforcement. He also spent two years with Hyatt Corporation's Legal Department focusing on general corporate matters and worked with private law firms in the areas of commercial finance and banking.

Community Involvement:  
Mr. Ficarelli currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Ph.D. Education Department at Lewis University. He was also an adjunct professor in the Business Finance Science Department at the College of DuPage.

Published Legal Writing:  
Mr. Ficarelli has written several articles for the DuPage County Bar Journal.

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