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   3Michael A. KraftPeoria(309) 674-1133mkraft@quinnjohnston.commkraft@quinnjohnston.comQuinn Johnston Henderson Pretorius & Cerulowww.quinnjohnston.comwww.quinnjohnston.comkraftmichael.jpgClosely & Privately Held Business LawReal Estate Law: CommercialReal Estate Law: Residential
Michael A. Kraftmkraft@quinnjohnston.com
Quinn Johnston Henderson Pretorius & Cerulohttp://www.quinnjohnston.com
227 NE Jefferson Ave
Peoria IL 61602
Ph.(309) 674-1133 Fx.(309) 674-6503Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Kraft_Michael_RE2016.pdf
Recommended by peers in:
Closely & Privately Held Business Law
Real Estate Law: Commercial
Real Estate Law: Residential
County:  Peoria
Practice Description:  
Mr. Kraft joined Quinn Johnston in 1996 and concentrates his practice on corporate and business law, employment law, real estate, estate planning, and probate. He has significant experience representing clients in corporate and business litigation and construction litigation. He provides general counsel to many small and medium sized businesses, representing them in their varying transactions, disputes, and legal appeals.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1993
Indiana, 1995
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1994
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1999


Year of Birth:  1968

Law School:  University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois, J.D., 1993
Law School Honors/Involvement:  Magna cum laude


Undergraduate School:  University of Illinois, B.S., economics and political science, 1990
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  
Phi Beta Kappa
George Huff Athletic Scholarship Award
Alpha Lambda Delta
Lambda Chi Alpha


Representative Clients:  
Anderson State Bank
Better Banks
Central Illinois Kidney & Dialysis Associates, S.C.
Expert Resources, Inc.
Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (CityLink)
Midwest Orthopaedic Center, S.C.
Mike Murphy Ford
Riverland BioFuels, LLC
Taco Bell Franchisees
Travelers Insurance
Unity Point Methodist -- Peoria
Village of Princeville


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • Peoria County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Instructor, Illinois Central College, 1994-1995


Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished® Peer Review Rating
  • Leading Lawyer selected by peers since 2009 in Closely & Privately Held Business Law, Real Estate Law: Commercial, and Real Estate Law: Residential


Community Involvement:  
  • Alzheimer's Association, Central Illinois Chapter
    • Board of Directors, 2000-2008
    • Secretary, 2003-2008
  • A.M. Baseball League
    • Management Committee, 1999-2009
  • MYBA, youth baseball
    • Board of Directors, 2009-2013
    • Secretary, 2010-2013
  • MBA, youth basketball
    • Board of Directors, 2008-present
    • President, 2009-2011
  • Volunteer coach for numerous local youth basketball, baseball, and football teams


Published Legal Writing:  
  • Real Estate Malpractice: Illinois Causes of Action, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2002; Supplement, 2005; 2008 Edition, 2008; 2011 Edition, 2011


Legal Lectures:  
  • "Employment Law Update," Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network Seminar, 2009
  • "Mechanics' Liens Update," General Practice Seminar, Peoria County Bar Association, 2006
  • "Mechanics' Liens," General Practice Seminar, Peoria County Bar Association, 2004
  • "Suing and Defending Dissolved Corporations," General Practice Seminar, Peoria County Bar Association, 2002
  • "Guardianships for Disabled Adults," Brown Bag Presentation, Peoria County Bar Association, 2001
  • "Legislative Update - Statutory Changes Which Affect Businesses and Their Lawyers," Business Law Seminar, Peoria County Bar Association, 2001
  • "Understanding Typical or Common Contractual Terms," Quinn Johnston Business/Tax Seminar, 2014
  • "Non-Compete Agreements: Are They Worth the Paper That They Are Written On?" Quinn Johnston Employment Law Seminar, 2014


Firm Description:  
Founded in 1945, Quinn Johnston provides comprehensive legal services to its clients ranging from private individuals to large business entities. With more than 25 lawyers in offices in Peoria and Springfield, the firm litigates cases and serves business clientele throughout Illinois. The firm's practice broadly covers the areas of business, civil litigation and healthcare.




Additional Office Locations:  
Springfield Office
400 S. 9th Street, Ste 102
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Phone 217-753-1133
Fax 217-753-1180

1073038
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