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August 16, 2017

Meyer Capel’s Erika Harold has announced her candidacy for Attorney General of the State of Illinois.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/miss-america-running-illinois-a...


August 16, 2017

Meyer Capel’s Erika Harold has announced her candidacy for Attorney General of the State of Illinois.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170815/NEWS02/170819920/former-...


August 15, 2017

Meyer Capel’s Erika Harold has announced her candidacy for Attorney General of the State of Illinois.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-erika-harold-lisa-m...


January 13, 2017

The Central Illinois law firm of Meyer Capel, A Professional Corporation, is proud to announce that two of its attorneys—Randy Green and Scott Kording—have been selected to the 2017 Illinois Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the State are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Green is based at the law firm’s Champaign office and focuses his practice in corporate and real estate transactions. Kording works at the firm’s Bloomington office with a practice emphasizing criminal defense and traffic, family law, and civil litigation.

This is Green’s seventh consecutive year and Kording’s third consecutive year.


December 19, 2016

Colby Hathaway, an associate attorney in Meyer Capel’s litigation group, has been appointed State’s Attorney for Henderson County, Illinois, effective December 23, 2016. Hathaway, who practiced primarily in the fields of family law, criminal law and general civil litigation, was awarded his juris doctorate with honors (magna cum laude) by Northern Illinois University in 2012. Prior to attending law school, Colby received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois. His studies were focused on political science, which opened the door to several experiences in government and politics, including as an intern at The White House. We wish him all the best in the future.


May 1, 2016

Meyer Capel, the largest, most diversified law firm headquartered in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois proudly announces the addition of Bloomington-Normal attorney Scott Kording as a shareholder of the firm in its Bloomington office located at 202 North Center Street in downtown Bloomington, Illinois. Kording has practiced law continuously in McLean County for over 10 years and graduated summa cum laude from Illinois State University and magna cum laude from University of Illinois College of Law.

In Meyer Capel's Bloomington office, Kording will continue handling cases involving criminal defense, civil litigation, and family law throughout Central Illinois, as well as continue serving as outside general counsel for a Bloomington-based agricultural commodities brokerage firm. His affiliation with Meyer Capel will allow him to expand the services available to his clients to include real estate, estates and trusts, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, intellectual property, and other areas handled by Meyer Capel's 36 other attorneys.

Kording has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law for the University of Illinois College of Law. He continues to serve as an Instructional Assistant Professor for Illinois State University's Department of Politics & Governement and the head attorney coach for Illinois State University's Mock Trial Team. He also has been recognized by his peers as an "Emerging Lawyer" by the Leading Lawyer Network and as a "Rising Star" in criminal defense and general practice by the Illinois Super Lawyer Network.

Meyer Capel is nationally recognized for the quality of its attorneys and their diverse practice areas. Meyer Capel is able to offer its clients a range of services and a legal presence unequaled by any other law firm in Central Illinois. The addition of Scott Kording to the Meyer Capel team will continue the firm's tradition of offering excellent legal services to clients throughout downstate Illinois and beyond.


April 1, 2016

Meyer Capel®, the largest, most diversified law firm headquartered in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois proudly announces the addition of Champaign attorney Marc J. Ansel as a shareholder of the firm and attorneys Alyx J. Parker and Dane C. Amundson as associates with the law firm. Attorneys Ansel, Parker and Amundson practiced law together as Ansel Law, Ltd. prior to joining Meyer Capel’s litigation department.

A veteran litigator, Marc Ansel, has practiced law continuously in Champaign County, Illinois for over 40 years and is a graduate of both the University of Illinois and the University of Illinois College of Law. Mr. Ansel is a respected trial lawyer concentrating in civil litigation, including complex business and commercial litigation, construction disputes, unfair competition, arbitration, mediation, injury and insurance matters. He has handled numerous jury and bench trials, as well as appeals before all Illinois state appellate courts and the Illinois Supreme Court. Ansel has also been involved in alternative dispute resolution as an advocate, arbitrator and mediator.

Since 2008, Ansel has been recognized by his peers as a “Top 100 Downstate Leading Lawyer” by Leading Lawyer Network, and as an “Illinois Super Lawyer” in business litigation. He also has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law Trial Advocacy Program since 2002. Mr. Ansel was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the Committee on Character & Fitness of the Illinois Board of Admissions Character and Fitness Committee (2005-2011).

Marc Ansel's affiliation with Meyer Capel will allow him to expand services to his clients to include estate planning, estate administration, criminal law, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, intellectual property, and other areas handled by Meyer Capel's thirty-three other attorneys.

Ansel will be supported by attorneys Alyx Parker, Dane Amundson and additional trial attorneys from Meyer Capel's offices in Champaign and Bloomington.

Alyx J. Parker is an experienced litigator who graduated from the University of Illinois (1998) and Pepperdine University School of Law (2001). Alyx has been recognized as a 2015 and 2016 Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers, and in 2014 was identified by Central Illinois Business Magazine as one of its “40-under-40” for his professional and civic contributions. His practice primarily focuses on civil litigation with concentrations in business/commercial matters, personal injury and as a mediator.

Dane Amundson is also a trial attorney who joins Meyer Capel’s litigation department as of April 1, 2016. As an associate attorney with Ansel Law Ltd., Amundson has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous commercial litigation cases. He graduated from Northeastern Illinois University (Summa Cum Laude 2008) and the University of Illinois College of Law (2012).

Meyer Capel is nationally recognized for the quality of its attorneys and their diverse practice areas. Meyer Capel is able to offer its clients a range of services and a legal presence unequaled by any other law firm in Central Illinois. The addition of Marc Ansel, Alyx Parker and Dane Admundson to the Meyer Capel team will continue the firm’s tradition of offering excellent legal services to clients throughout downstate Illinois and beyond. Additional information concerning Meyer Capel is available at www.meyercapel.com Meyer Capel is a trademark of Meyer Capel, A Professional Corporation.


March 16, 2016

We want to share with you the reasons why, in this past year, we have made a substantial bequest for the preservation of the natural areas at Allerton Park, along with an endowment specifically for trail maintenance. The first reason is obvious: Allerton needs our help. Because the State of Illinois...

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March 15, 2016

SPRINGFIELD – The Abraham Lincoln Association has awarded its highest honor, the Logan Hay Medal, to noted Bloomington attorney and long-time Lincoln promoter and expert Robert J. Lenz. “The public's appreciation for Lincoln's life and legacy, and the state of Lincoln scholarship, are significantly better because of Bob Lenz's commitment and passion,” said Abraham Lincoln Association President Kathryn Harris. “The Logan Hay Medal is awarded infrequently and recognizes individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to the mission of our association. That description fits Bob like a circuit rider's glove.”
The presentation was made on Abraham Lincoln's 207th birthday, February 12, 2016, during the Association's annual Symposium Banquet in Springfield.

The bronze Logan Hay Medal was established in 1967 by the Association and Hay descendants in honor of Logan Hay, who played an important part in the formative years of the Association. Lenz said he is deeply honored.


November 12, 2015

Meyer Capel commemorated Veterans Day 2015 by providing curbside coffee and donut service to veterans, members of the military, first responders, and their families. Organized by Estate and Trust attorney Brooke A. Didier Starks, a team of Meyer Capel attorneys and staff served coffee and donuts in front of the law firm as a gesture of gratitude to those whose sacrifice too often goes unheralded. Meyer Capel is proud to employ numerous veterans and honors all who have served our country.


August 18, 2014

Joseph Murphy of Meyer Capel joins Tim Montague on the latest episode of CU150 TechTalk to discuss Intellectual Property Law for entrepreneurs.


June 27, 2014

Meyer Capel is pleased to announce that Attorney Robert Lenz has joined their Bloomington office. Meyer Capel is proud to expand their legal presence in the Bloomington and Normal communities and warmly welcomes Bob to the firm.

More information:

Meyer Capel Press Release - June 27, 2014

Pantagraph Article: Lenz to merge with Champaign's Meyer Capel law firm - June 28, 2014

 

 


March 17, 2014

We welcome Matthew D. Lee to the team at Meyer Capel. Contact his office at (217) 352-1800.


December 5, 2013

Attorneys, accountants, and other employees of Meyer Capel and McGladrey teamed up to support Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County by volunteering on a build site and at their donation center, ReStore. Read more about their day.


July 11, 2013

Steve Amjad, Meyer Capel personal injury attorney, was able to secure $300,000, the policy limits, for his client who suffered serious physical injuries resulting in a hospital stay and time in the intensive care unit after a car accident with a tractor trailer.


July 3, 2013

Steve Amjad, a Meyer Capel attorney, has settled a motorcycle accident case today in which his client's husband and father to their children was killed. Mr. Amjad was able to obtain $925,000 for the widow and children that survived.


June 28, 2013

Steve Amjad, one of Meyer Capel's personal injury attorneys, fought with the insurance carrier in his client’s auto accident after the carrier offered almost nothing for the punctured lung and lacerations his client suffered. As a result of Mr. Amjad’s efforts, he was able to secure the full policy limits from the carrier for his client.


May 8, 2013


Meyer Capel Announces Results from the Lawyers Feeding Illinois Campaign

From the ISBA Chicago Regional Office

The Awards Ceremony for the Illinois State Bar Association’s Lawyers Feeding Illinois Campaign was held May 8th at the ISBA Chicago Regional Office. Meyer Capel was one of 95 teams of attorneys in Illinois who participated in this state-wide campaign to raise funds and food for our local food banks. Thanks to the efforts and generosity of many, Meyer Capel was able to collect over 4,200 pounds of food and $4,921! The food and funds raised by Meyer Capel and its partners were distributed to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, and will be enough to provide 29,619 meals to needy families in our local community.

The state-wide campaign raised more than $250,000 and 11,495 pounds of food, collecting more than enough to surpass the campaign’s goal of providing one million meals throughout the state of Illinois. The campaign was generously underwritten by Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., who made a lead gift to cover processing fees up to $200,000 and ultimately won in the category of large law firm, in which Meyer Capel also participated.

We sincerely appreciate the efforts and donations from all of the individuals, groups and businesses who participated in this campaign. We would especially like to thank those local businesses who participated as sponsors: Bartlett Management, Inc., Busey Bank, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, McGladrey LLP, Monical’s Pizza Corporation and Kemper CPA Group LLP.

If you or your organization is interested in participating in this event next year, please contact Anna Benjamin at abenjamin@meyercapel.com.


May 6, 2013

We welcome Erika N. L. Harold to the team at Meyer Capel. Contact her office at (217) 352-1800.


April 26, 2013

We wish those participating in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon well! We'll be cheering for you as you enter Mile 14, sponsored by Meyer Capel!


December 27, 2012

Congratulations to Lorna Geiler and Marjorie Harris for being named to the Top 50 Women Downstate Attorneys by Leading Lawyers Network.


December 7, 2012

Meyer Capel represented Barrett Communications Pty Ltd., in connection with its acquisition of Urbana, Illinois based HAL Communications Corp. Based in Perth, Australia, Barrett Communications is a global manufacturer and distributor of HF and VHF radio equipment used by governmental, business, humanitarian and AID organizations. HAL is a world leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of hardware and software data communication products.

The Meyer Capel team included shareholders Evan Coobs and Randy Green.


November 2, 2012

We welcome Forrest J. Heyman, the newest attorney on our team. Call to speak with him today at (217) 352-1800.


November 1, 2012

More than a dozen Meyer Capel attorneys participated in National Volunteer Day by donating a morning or afternoon of work at Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Meyer Capel attorneys joined forces with professionals from the local office of accounting firm McGladrey LLP to sort and package food for distribution to needy area families.

Participating attorneys included John Elder, Jenny Park, Pat Fitzgerald, Tracy Nugent, Randy Green, Lorna Geiler, Forrest Heyman, Rick West, Joe Murphy, Evan Coobs, Rochelle Funderburg, Matt Deering, and Margie Harris.


October 24, 2012

Steven Amjad was presented with the Clients' Choice Award for 2012 by Avvo, an online website that provides an online directory of lawyers and an interactive rating service. Congratulations to Steve for his accomplishment!


September 1, 2012

Meyer Capel, through the work of lead counsel, Steven Amjad, received a $1,895,495.32 verdict in favor of its client, Incobrasa Industries, Ltd., a biodiesel manufacturing firm located in Gilman, IL.

The case involved a contractual dispute over approximately 700,000 gallons of biodiesel manufactured by Incobrasa Industries, Ltd.  Meyer Capel became involved in the dispute in the early stages, setting the stage for the anticipated legal battle with AGR Petroleum, LLC of LeRoy, IL. After three years of litigation, Amjad obtained the verdict at the end of a two week trial in Bloomington, McLean County, IL.  The jury returned the unanimous verdict after a mere 3 hours of deliberation.


May 27, 2012

During the winter months, Brooke Didier held a series of free Fireside Chats on Estate Planning. The chats, hosted once every other month during the winter, provide potential clients opportunities to explore the concepts of wills, trusts, and powers of attorney in an intimate, relaxed setting. The fireside chats will resume again in the late fall.


November 1, 2010

Meyer Capel represented Advanced Sales & Marketing Corporation (ASMC), with offices in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, in connection with the sale of key product lines to Morningstar, Inc., including the Annuity Intelligence Report (AI). The AI Report is a web-based service that helps broker-dealers, insurers, and the financial professionals they support better understand and more effectively present variable annuity products to their clients.

The Meyer Capel team included corporate shareholders David Sholem, Evan Coobs and Jeff Davis.


October 4, 2010

Meyer Capel represented Westchester Group, Inc. (Westchester Group), headquartered in Champaign, Illinois, in connection with a transaction wherein Teachers Insurance Annuity Association of America (TIAA) acquired a controlling interest in Westchester Group. Westchester Group is one of the nation’s premiere, independent agricultural asset managers, providing a complete range of agricultural real estate and management services. Westchester Group joins TIAA as a stand alone subsidiary.

The Meyer Capel team working on this transaction included corporate shareholders David Sholem, Jeff Davis, and Jenny Park.