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Attn: James R. Gannon
20 N. Clark St., Suite 3200
Chicago IL 60602
Telephone: (312)580-1200
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Statement of Practice

ERISA, Employee Benefits, Pension and Profit Sharing Plans, Apprenticeship Programs, Labor, State and Federal Courts Trials and Appeals, ERISA Litigation, Corporate, Federal and State Taxation, Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Trusts, Probate. Year Established: 1944. Firm Profile: Since our establishment in 1944, our client base has grown to include privately-owned businesses and publicly-traded corporations, proprietorships and partnerships, trade associations and other not-for-profit organizations, pension and profit sharing plans, Taft-Hartley pension, welfare, apprenticeship and legal service trust funds and other types of trusts. Additionally, the firm represents many clients in service industries such as public relations, insurance, health care providers, real estate, energy and transportation. Firm Size: 15. References: LaSalle National Bank; The Northern Trust Co.; Harris Trust & Savings Bank; Bank of America; First National Bank of Chicago.

Members of the Firm

Tim J. Emmitt - Born Goshen, IN, May 13, 1940; admitted to bar, 1965, Illinois. Education: Wabash College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1962); University of Chicago (J.D., 1965). Phi Beta Kappa. Member: Chicago (Member, 1966— and Chair, 1989-1990, Probate Practice Committee; Member, 1987— and Chair, 1996-1997, Financial and Investment Services Committee), Illinois State and American Bar Associations; American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

James R. Gannon - Born Detroit, MI, Feb. 20, 1928; admitted to bar, 1958, Michigan; 1967, Illinois. Education: University of Detroit (Ph.B., 1955; M.B.A., 1968; LL.B., 1957). Delta Theta Phi. Member, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association. Member: Chicago (Member, Civil Practice Committee, 1972-1984; Member, 1972-1998 and Chair, 1976-1977, Circuit Court Committee), Illinois State and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Michigan; Illinois Defense Counsel; National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel; Conference of Freight Counsel; The Society of Trial Lawyers.

Robert A. Subkowsky - Born Troy, NY, Nov. 16, 1949; admitted to bar, 1974, Illinois. Education: University of Connecticut (B.A. with honors, 1971); Northwestern University (J.D., cum laude, 1974). Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Member: Chicago (Member, Corporation Law Committee, 1978—) and American Bar Associations; International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Douglas A. Lindsay - Born Coldwater, MI, Oct. 21, 1951; admitted to bar, 1976, Illinois; U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, U.S. District Court (Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Northern District of Indiana). Education: Kalamazoo College (B.A., 1973); John Marshall Law School (J.D. with highest distinction, 1976).  Member: Chicago and American (Member, Litigation) Bar Associations; Defense Research Institute; Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel; National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel; International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

John W. Loseman - Born St. Louis, MO, March 10, 1964; admitted to bar, 1989, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. Education: University of Illinois (B.A., 1986; J.D., 1989). Topics Editor, Illinois Law Review, 1988-1989. Author: “Unraveling the Illinois Retaliatory Discharge Tort,” Illinois L. Rev. 517, 1989. Member: Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations; International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

F. Richard Skweres - Born LaGrange, IL, Oct. 27, 1970; admitted to bar, 1995, Illinois. Education: Loyola University, Chicago (B.A. with honors, 1992; J.D., 1995); John Marshall Law School (LL.M., in Employee Benefits with honors, 2003). Member: American, Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations (Member, Employee Benefits Section Council 2004—); International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Associates

Ryan M. Holmes – Born Kewanee, IL , Jun. 23, 1978; admitted to bar, 2003, Illinois; 2004, Wisconsin. Education: Knox College (B.A., 2000); Northern Illinois University (J.D., 2003).  Member: Chicago and Wisconsin Bar Associations.

William M. Kinney – Born Ann Arbor, MI, Mar. 15, 1973; admitted to bar, 2005, Illinois.  Education:  Michigan State University (B.A., 1993); University of Toledo (M.S.E.D., 1997); Northern Illinois University College of Law (J.D., 2005); John Marshall Law School (L.L.M. in Employee Benefits Law, 2008).  Chicago (Member, Employee Benefits Committee, 2006-2009), Illinois and American (Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, 2004-2009; Member, Employee Benefits Committee, 2004-2009; Treatise Chapter Co-Chair, 2008-2009) Bar Associations; International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Brian T. Bedinghaus – Born Cincinnati, OH, Dec. 5, 1975; admitted to bar, 2005, Illinois.  Education:  Boston College (B.A., 1998); Chapman University School of Law (J.D., 2005).  Notes Editor, Chapman Law Review (2003-2005).  Member:  Chicago Bar Association; International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Of Counsel

David J. Creagan, Jr. - Born Buffalo, NY, Oct. 25, 1928; admitted to bar, 1953, Illinois. Education: Loyola University, Chicago (LL.B., 1953). Phi Alpha Delta. Member: Chicago (Member, Committee on Federal Taxation, 1966-1974) and American Bar Associations. [J.A.G. Army, 1954-1956].

George W. Phillips - Born Hebron, IN, March 7, 1934; admitted to bar, 1959, Illinois. Education: DePauw University (B.A., 1956); Northwestern University (J.D., 1959). Phi Delta Phi. Member: Chicago Bar Association (Member, 1960-1999 and Chair, 1969-1970, Probate Practice Committee: Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1971-1975) and American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

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