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Civil Attorney

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United States
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August 16, 2018

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JOSEPH J. GIACALONE

ATTORNEY AT LAW

847-***-****

ac6o40@r.postjobfree.com

PROFILE

Dedicated attorney professional with 10+ years of practice proficient in business, litigation, and estate planning law who enjoys solving complex issues

EXPERIENCE

Law Office of Jason Sager & Associates, Chicago, IL 2012-Present

Associate Attorney

Business Law. Represented corporations and individuals in general civil and commercial litigation matters. Trial work. Conducted legal research and writing. Drafted motions, pleadings, discovery, and appeals. Conducted and defended depositions. Advised wealthy clients in estate planning matters. Drafted wills, living wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and partnership agreements.

Morrisroe & Associates, Ltd., Attorneys at Law, Bloomingdale, IL 2010-2011

Associate Attorney

General civil and commercial litigation matters. Supervised attorneys and staff in litigation. Collaborated on a regular basis with upper management. Estate Planning. Collections. Torts. Family Law. Personal Injury.

Giacalone & Associates, Attorneys at Law, L.L.C, Chicago, IL 2004-2010

Attorney and Owner

Advised regarding many Corporate Law issues including:

The Model Business Corporate Act, The Business Judgment Rule, and Entity Selection

Taxation of Corporations, Financing the Corporation, and Pre-incorporation Transactions

Characteristics and Advantages of Limited Liability Companies, Charging Orders

Closely Held Corporations, Self-Dealing, The Duty of Loyalty, Corporate Opportunities

Inspection of Books and Records, Duties of Directors, Shareholders and Officers

Publicly Held Corporations, Proxy Contests, Institutional Investors, Compensation

C-Corporation and S-Corporation Comparative Analysis, Accounting Methods

Piercing the Corporate Veil, Inadequate Capitalization, Corporate Formalities

Shareholder and Class Action Suits, Derivative Suits, Securities Suits

Mergers and Consolidations, Shares and Shareholders, Dividends, and Distributions

Estate and Succession Planning, Asset Protection, Foreign Asset Protection Trusts

Developed Sophisticated Estate, Tax, Financial and Succession plans

Drafted Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Buy-Sell Agreements

Incorporated Businesses and Advised Them on Choice of Entity

Law Offices of Weissberg and Associates, Ltd., Chicago, IL 2001-2003

Associate Attorney

Litigated civil matters. Researched discovery issues. Motion practice. Orally argued motions. Prepared witnesses and parties for trial. First-chaired trials and arbitrations in commercial matters.

Colombik & Associates, Attorneys at Law, L.L.C., Schaumburg, IL 1999-2001

Associate Attorney and Sales Consultant

Developed sophisticated estate, tax, financial and succession plans. Drafted commercial agreements and buy-sell agreements. Incorporated businesses and advised them on choice of entity. Drafted 30-50 page tax reduction strategy reports and presented the reports to small and medium size businesses around the United States.

Nisen & Elliott, Attorneys at Law, Chicago, IL 1997-1999

Law Clerk

Researched contract, tax, corporate, estate planning and business issues. Prepared detailed memorandums of law. Filings. Drafted correspondence for partner.

HONORS

Dean’s List, Graduated with Honors, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994

Valedictorian of William Fremd High School, 1990

Richard C. Kolze Academic Achievement Award (awarded to #1 in class), 1990

Illinois State Scholar (awarded to top 10% of class), 1990

National Honor Society (awarded to top 10% of class), 1989-1990

American Legion Award for Academics (awarded to #1 in class), 1986

Athlete of the Year, 1986

Best Overall Student Award (awarded to #1 in class), 1984

EDUCATION

DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL

Juris Doctor, 1997

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Bachelor of Science, 1994



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