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Clark Hill Attorneys Rich Chapman and Ray J. Koenig III to Co-Present at the Lake County Bar Association’s Trust and Estates Annual Conference

November 8, 2010


– Attorneys Rich Chapman and Ray J. Koenig III, both Members in Clark Hill’s Chicago office, will co-present at the Lake County Bar Association’s upcoming Trust and Estates Annual Conference. The attorneys will speak on the use of citations in probate.

The Trust and Estates Annual Conference will be held at the Knollwood Club in Lake Forest, IL, on November 12, 2010 from 11:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. For more information, and to register for the event, please go to www.

Richard H. Chapman

is a member of Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group. He has 28 years of successful experience as a leading trial lawyer concentrating in business and employment litigation in federal, state and bankruptcy courts, as well as in arbitration, throughout the United States. Richard has litigated cases in Illinois state, federal and bankruptcy courts, as well as courts in California, Texas, North Carolina, Florida and Michigan. He has successfully prosecuted, argued and won appeals in the Illinois Appellate Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits, as well as the California Court of Appeals.

Chapman has represented a wide range of businesses, including financial institutions, professional service providers, manufacturers and distributors. Clients have consistently recognized both his strategic guidance and depth of business and legal experience resulting in favorable outcomes in complex and heavily contested disputes involving employment from hiring through termination, fraud and business torts, unfair competition, trademarks and trade secrets, deceptive practices, shareholder oppression, breach of contract, trust and estate-related improprieties and regulatory matters.

Ray J. Koenig III

is a member in Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group in its Chicago office. He practices in the areas of probate litigation, trust litigation, fiduciary litigation, elder law, estate planning, and estate administration, with an emphasis on will, trust, guardianship, and advance directive contests and other fiduciary litigation. Koenig has represented individuals, families, financial institutions, medical institutions, and governmental organizations in all areas of his practice. Koenig has extensive trial, appellate and mediation experience in state and federal courts.

Koenig is frequently appointed Guardian Ad Litem and defense counsel by judges in guardianship cases, and has been appointed Special Administrator in probate matters. Koenig has also been appointed Special Assistant Attorney General in numerous matters. While a student at DePaul University College of Law, Koenig was a member of Moot Court and took first place in the all-school Negotiations Competition. More recently, Koenig served on a task force formed by the Commissioner of the City of Chicago Department on Aging to develop and draft legislation to significantly revise the Illinois Elder Abuse and Neglect Act.

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