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   3James W. KeelingRockford(815) 490-4900jkeeling@hinshawlaw.comjkeeling@hinshawlaw.comHinshaw & Culbertson LLPwww.hinshawlaw.comwww.hinshawlaw.comkeelingjames.jpgClosely & Privately Held Business LawCorporate Finance LawMergers & Acquisitions LawReal Estate Law: CommercialBusiness LawCorporate OrganizationCorporate GovernanceMergers & AcquisitionsReal Estate Law
James W.
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
100 Park Ave
PO Box 1389
Rockford IL 61101-1020
Ph.(815) 490-4900 Fx.(815) 490-4901
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Closely & Privately Held Business Law    Business Law
Corporate Finance Law    Corporate Organization
Mergers & Acquisitions Law     Corporate Governance
Real Estate Law: Commercial     Mergers & Acquisitions
    Real Estate Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Winnebago
Practice Description:  
Mr. Keeling has a wide-ranging business law practice that emphasizes organizational and transactional matters, including real estate, international business and municipal finance law. He also advises numerous individual and business clients in the areas of estate planning and financial planning. In conjunction with both his business law and estate planning practices, Mr. Keeling also advises closely held businesses on succession planning issues.

Bar Admissions:  
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Year of Birth:  1948

Law School:  University of Colorado School of Law, J.D., 1974
Law School Honors/Involvement:  Managing Editor, University of Colorado Law Review; Member, Order of the Coif

Undergraduate School:  Lawrence University, B.A.

Employment History:  
Mr. Keeling has attained certification from the College of Financial Planning as a Certified Financial Planner.

He is a member of the American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section); Illinois State Bar Association (Trust and Estate Section and Federal Taxation Section); the Winnebago County Bar Association (Estate Section); and the Northern Illinois Estate Planning Council.

Mr. Keeling has been certified by the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Western Division, as a court annexed mediator.

Community Involvement:  
An active leader of Rockford area civic and charitable programs, Mr. Keeling is Chair of the Perryville Path Project (an effort to build a community bicycle and recreational paths), and is also founding Chairman of the Junior Golf Association of Greater Rockford, the area's First Tee affiliate. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Rockford Park District Foundation.

Mr. Keeling's community service has been recognized by the following listed awards: Rockford Sesquicentennial (1852 - 2002) Futurist Award 2002, Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame - 2002; Illinois Park and Recreation Association and Illinois Association of Park Districts, Community Service Award, 2001 and 1994; Winnebago Bar Foundation, Seely Forbes Service Award, 1999; Walton Foundation, Sam Walton Business Leader Award, 1998; Rails to Trails Conservancy, Illinois Trails Development Leadership Award, 1998; United Way, Volunteerism Award for Service to Prairie State Legal Services, 1998 Rockford Rotary Club, "Service Above Self Award," 1997 Midway Village Museum Center, Leadership and Dedicated Service, 1994; Rockford Road Runners, Community Service Award, 1993; Excalibur Finalist 1993 and 1995.

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