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Ray Koenig
Ray J. Koenig III
Ray J. Koenig III has become a member of the Litigation Practice Group in the Chicago office of Clark Hill PLC. Koenig practices in the areas of probate litigation, trust litigation, fiduciary litigation, elder law, estate planning and estate administration -- with a special emphasis on will, trust, guardianship, advance directive contests and other fiduciary litigation. He graduated from DePaul University School of Law in 1999 and Michigan State University in 1995. Clark Hill prides itself on more than 110 years of successful litigation experience in Illinois and throughout the United States. Its Litigation Practice Group includes more than 60 attorneys and support professionals committed to a tradition of integrity, experience and hard work in the service of its clients and communities. Illinois Lawyer Now is happy to announce transitions for ISBA members. Please include name, position, law firm, practice areas, education information and former employer. A mug shot in  the JPG file format may also be included. Send information to cbonjean@isba.org.
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Kathryn Kennedy
The Internal Revenue Service has named Kathryn J. Kennedy, Associate Dean for Advanced Studies and Research at The John Marshall Law School, to its Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT).  She is the only current member of the panel to be associated with a law school. Kennedy, one of 10 new members of the 21-member panel, was introduced - and began serving a two-year term - June 10 at a public meeting in Washington D.C. ACT members are appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury. Established in 2001, the panel advises the IRS on operational policies and procedures – and provides an organized forum for discussion of relevant issues. In addition to Kennedy’s role as an associate dean at The John Marshall Law School, she also serves as the Director of the school’s Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits program. In this role, she established the first LLM program in the nation for employee benefits, and has since developed the curriculum for more than 20 employee benefits courses at The John Marshall Law School. Kennedy has also served on the Department of Labor’s ERISA Advisory Council, and co-authored an employee benefits textbook.
ISBA President-elect John G. O'Brien, Algonquin Police Chief Russell Laine, McHenry County State's Attorney Louis A. Bianchi
ISBA President-elect John G. O'Brien, Algonquin Police Chief Russell Laine, McHenry County State's Attorney Louis A. Bianchi
ISBA President-elect John G. O'Brien recently presented the ISBA's 2009 Law Enforcement Award to Russell B. Laine, police chief of the Village of Algonquin. Laine was nominated by McHenry County State's Attorney Louis A. Bianchi. The Law Enforcement Award was created to recognize sworn law enforcement officers for conduct that promotes justice and to distinguish those individuals whose service to the public brings honor and respect to the entire criminal justice system. The award is given sparingly to those who truly excel in the field of law enforcement.
Anthony C. Porcelli
Anthony C. Porcelli
Anthony C. Porcelli has joined the Chicago office of Polsinelli Shughart PC as a shareholder. Porcelli is an experienced trial attorney with a strong financial background and has an AV Peer Review Rating. Porcelli earned his J.D., from Northwestern University School of Law in 1994 where he graduated cum laude. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, magna cum laude, in 1991 with a bachelors degree in business administration, accounting concentration. Porcelli spent the last 15 years with Jenner & Block. Polsinelli Shughart PC is a national law firm with more than 480 attorneys in 13 offices across the U.S. Illinois Lawyer Now is happy to announce transitions for ISBA members. Please include name, position, law firm, practice areas, education information and former employer. A mug shot in  the JPG file format may also be included. Send information to cbonjean@isba.org.
[gallery link="file" columns="2"] Mary Cascino and Daniel C. Cole have joined the Chicago firm Handler Thayer, LLP. Cascino, J.D., P.C. joins the firm as Senior Counsel in the Advanced Planning and Family Office Practice Group at Handler Thayer, LLP.  Her primary areas of practice are Estate, Asset Protection and Tax Planning, related Corporate and Real Estate matters and Trust and Estate administration. Illinois Lawyer Now is happy to announce transitions for ISBA members. Please include name, position, law firm, practice areas, education information and former employer. A mug shot in  the JPG file format may also be included. Send information to cbonjean@isba.org. Cole, C.P.A., J.D. joins the firm as Senior Counsel in the Commercial Practice Group.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial real estate, finance, and business and corporate law. Handler Thayer's practice is concentrated in the areas of Business, Real Estate & Securities Law, Federal, State & International Taxation, Financial & Estate Planning, and Sports & Entertainment Law. Illinois Lawyer Now is happy to announce transitions for ISBA members. Please include name, position, law firm, practice areas, education information and former employer. A mug shot in  the JPG file format may also be included. Send information to cbonjean@isba.org.
Daniel L. Conklin
Daniel L. Conklin
Daniel L. Conklin recently joined Plunkett Cooney's Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Right Practice Group in its Kalamazoo office. A member of the Banking, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights and Real Estate/Transactional practice groups, Conklin concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate law and banking law on behalf of building owners, lenders and many other corporate clients. Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is one of the Midwest's oldest and largest full-service law firms with more than 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Columbus, Ohio, and Indianapolis.