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   3Herman G. BodewesSpringfield(217) 525-1571hbodewes@giffinwinning.comhbodewes@giffinwinning.comGiffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PCwww.giffinwinning.comwww.giffinwinning.combodewes.jpgAssociation & Non-Profit LawClosely & Privately Held Business LawGovernmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative LawTrust, Will & Estate Planning Law
Herman G.
Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC
1 W Old State Capitol Plz Ste 600
Springfield IL 62701
Ph.(217) 525-1571 Fx.(217) 525-1710Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:
Association & Non-Profit Law
Closely & Privately Held Business Law
Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Sangamon
Practice Description:  
Mr. Bodewes is available to practice in the areas of business law and planning, corporate representation of business and trade associations, financial institutions, governmental affairs, real estate, estate planning and probate law. Herman's practice includes representation at all levels of government.

He entered private practice with Giffin, Winning, Cohen and Bodewes, P.C. in 1965. He has concentrated his practice in representation of trade associations, legislative and governmental affairs, business and estate planning.

Mr. Bodewes has been a registered lobbyist in the state of Illinois, representing numerous businesses, for more than 30 years.

He served as a member of the Article 9 Financial Service Coalition in 1999-2000 during the rewrite of Article 9 to the Uniform Commercial Code. He wrote an article entitled "Privacy Provisions Under State Law" which was published in the Illinois Reporter, a magazine published by the Illinois League of Financial Institutions. He also writes quarterly articles for a newsletter published by the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois and other trade associations.

Mr. Bodewes, with his extensive knowledge of the alcoholic beverage industry, drafted such legislation as the Illinois Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act; and, in conjunction with the banking industry, drafted the Illinois Savings Bank Act of 1990 as well as numerous other laws now in effect in Illinois.

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1964
US Supreme Court, 1964
District of Columbia, 1973

Hourly Rate:  Under $100; $251-300

Year of Birth:  1937

Law School:  St. Louis University School of Law,JD, 1964
Undergraduate School:  St. Louis University, B.S., 1961

Employment History:  
1964-1965: federal law clerk, United States District Court, Springfield, IL
1967-1971: legal advisor and parliamentarian, Illinois State Senate, Springfield, IL
1967-1973: executive director, Illinois Judicial Advisory Council, Springfield, IL
1968: chief counsel, Department of Personnel, State of Illinois, Springfield, IL
1971: member, Legislative Reapportionment Commission
1972-1980: chief counsel, Office of Illinois Secretary of State
1982-1986: chief counsel, Office of Illinois State Treasurer

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Springfield Election Commission (chairman, 1981-1992)
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Sangamon County Bar Association
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
American Society of Association Executives

Firm Description:  
Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C. engages in a substantial litigation practice in Federal and State courts; legislative and governmental affairs practice; real estate development; transactional, business, commercial and banking practice; and agricultural economics practice. Clients include insurance companies, trade associations, manufacturing companies, financial institutions, business enterprises, distributors, professional and consulting firms, general contractors, health care facilities, transportation companies, real estate developers, governmental units and universities.

The firm's attorneys maintain practice in wide-ranging areas of the law. Where appropriate, the firm is able to combine the specialties of several areas of law to provide a comprehensive approach to problem solving.

The law firm of Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C. was founded in 1911 and has provided quality legal services for over 90 years. The firm counts among its former members and associates a current U.S. Senator from Illinois, congressmen, judges and prominent private and governmental leaders.

One of the strongest assets of Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C. is the wide range of interests and diversity of backgrounds our attorneys bring to the firm. Members of the firm have been recruited from the ranks of governmental agencies, prosecutors, and clerks for judges. Our attorneys serve on the boards of professional, cultural, educational and civic groups.

Members of the firm have written articles for West Publishing Company, numerous pieces for Association newsletters and law journals. Firm members have also conducted seminars for Illinois Institute for Continuing Education and are active in both state and local Bar Associations.

Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P. C. is a member of the State Capital Global Law Firm Group, a nonprofit membership association consisting of fifty independent law firm members located in or near their respective state capitals as well as international representatives. The Group was formed to allow its members to share information and expertise about the practice of law before various legislative, judicial, administrative, regulatory and executive bodies in the represented capital cities. The Group facilitates communications between members to improve their ability to serve the needs of their individual clients.

There are over 4,000 attorneys in the member firms in the United States and 60 countries worldwide. Member firms of the State Capital Global Law Firm Group practice independently and not in a relationship for the joint practice of law.

We offer validation for parking in the lot directly behind our building. There is also plenty of on-street metered parking available.

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