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   3Michael C. ConnellySpringfield(217) 544-1144mcconnelly@sorlinglaw.commcconnelly@sorlinglaw.comSorling Northrupwww.sorlinglaw.comwww.sorlinglaw.comCONNELLYmichael.jpgClosely & Privately Held Business LawReal Estate Law: CommercialReal Estate Law: TaxTax Law: BusinessTrust, Will & Estate Planning Law
Michael C. Connellymcconnelly@sorlinglaw.com
Sorling Northruphttp://www.sorlinglaw.com
One N Old State Capitol Plz Ste 200
Springfield IL 62705
Ph.(217) 544-1144 Fx.(217) 522-3173
Recommended by peers in:
Closely & Privately Held Business Law
Real Estate Law: Commercial
Real Estate Law: Tax
Tax Law: Business
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Sangamon
Practice Description:  
Mr. Connelly concentrates his practice in taxation, real estate, commercial transactions, estate planning, and probate. He has guided clients through complex commercial real estate transactions, tax-free exchanges, stock sales, asset sales, reorganizations, tax audits, and tax administrative hearings and cases. Mr. Connelly also assists clients with estate planning, wills, trusts, ERISA issues, transitional planning for closely-held family businesses, choice-of-entity planning, and formation of corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and other entities. He has lectured on Illinois sales taxes and estate planning for various groups and organizations.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1985
U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois


Hourly Rate:  Varies by case

Retainer:  Varies by case

Date of Birth:  1957

Law School:  University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1985
Law School Honors/Involvement:  magna cum laude; Order of the Coif

Undergraduate School:  University of Illinois, B.S.
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  with highest honors

Employment History:  
Sorling, Northrup, Hanna, Cullen & Cochran, Ltd., 1985-present


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Sangamon County, Illinois State and American Bar Associations


Published Legal Writing:  
"Wills and Trusts: Disqualifying Adopted Adult Children," 78 Illinois Bar Journal 612 (1990)

Contributing author: State and Local Taxation, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1991


Firm Description:  
Sorling, Northrup, Hanna, Cullen & Cochran, Ltd. was founded in Springfield in 1944. It has attracted a diverse base of clients varying in legal specialization requirements, organization size, and geographic presence. The firm represents clients primarily in Springfield and central Illinois, but also serves a rapidly growing statewide and national clientele with respect to interests in downstate Illinois and other areas of the Midwest. Representative clients include individuals as well as businesses in a wide range of industries, including, among others, agriculture, real estate, construction, professional services, broadcasting, commercial banking, health care, insurance, telecommunications, utilities, and manufacturing. The firm also has an established litigation practice, representing clients before administrative tribunals and in state and federal courts. In addition, the firm represents several state and local governmental entities and agencies, and has an extensive government relations practice.


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