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William Alexander Price

William Alexander Price

Private Practice
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer Law, Employment Law...
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Summary

Bill Price is an attorney in private practice in Warrenville, Illinois. He served as the Vice-Chairman for the Corporation, Securities, and Business Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association, and is a member of the Administrative Law Section Council, for which he has edited the Handbook of Illinois Administrative Law. His private practice includes business and administrative litigation. He was appointed by Governor Edgar and confirmed by the Illinois Senate as the state Small Business Utility Advocate. Additional books by Mr. Price include Limited Liability Organizations (Specialty Technical Publications, Vancouver, BC), which covers all forms of business entity in the 50 states, and Illinois Law Office Practice Forms (Michie Co., 1995), which provides a forms set for use in business, real estate, and family estate matters for Illinois law offices. Bill chaired the subcommittees of the Secretary of State's Corporation Laws Advisory Committee which drafted the Illinois Limited Liability Companies Act, and served on that Committee as an observer or member from 1982 until its dissolution in 2005.

Foreign Language Skills:
Mr. Price is fluent in German and has a good reading and speaking knowledge of French. He works closely with a Spanish translator as needed.

Community and Professional Service:

Organizer, CEO Series seminars for DuPage and surrounding area CEOs
Member, Advisory Board, College of DuPage Small Business Development Center

Education
Duke University School of Law
J.D. | Law and Public Policy
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Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet, Freiburg-Im-Breisgau, Germany
D.A.A.D. Fellow | Law
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.A. | Public Policy
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Edward James Scholar.
Activities: Independent study abroad in Austria.
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Private Practice
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Administrative litigation, Emerald Casino license revocation, before Illinois Gaming Board and multiple additional courts: contractor to Clifford Law Firm, 2008-09. Airey v. Department of Revenue and Advanced Systems v. Johnson litigation on Cook County property tax multiplier. Harran Productions Foundation: Contract negotiation for $1 million plus executive producer contract, interfaith foundation movie for PBS system. Entrepreneurial business representation for merger and acquisition, trademark, licensing, revenue systems registration and account closure, multiple clients, City of Chicago and suburban locations. Real estate sales closings, residential and nonresidential; vacant land replatting, rezoning, litigation; property tax appeals; property tax exemption applications, city of Chicago and suburban locations. Book contract drafting and negotiation, miscellaneous publishers. Music contract rights library analysis and other "new economy" rights negotiations. Other areas include Tort Reform, Property Tax Reform, & Product Liability Coalition Organization.
Adjunct Professor
Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Business
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Developed and taught courses in high technology entrepreneurship teaching graduate students how to source and negotiate venture and other finance for high technology and biotech deals. Lead inter-professional research projects for the International Engineering Consortium, General Motors, Motorola, and other significant IIT sponsor companies on topics including Wireless and mobile commerce, Voice markup languages, Consumer extranets, A project communications intranet, Data access through wireless devices, and e-Business design.
Small Business Utility Advocate
State of Illinois
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The Small Business Utility Advocate shall have the following duties: (a) Represent, protect and promote the interests of the small business utility customers of this State. All actions of the Advocate under this Act shall be directed toward such duty. Nothing in this Act shall prevent the Advocate from cooperating with the Illinois Citizens Utility Board or from giving due consideration to the general economic development of this State. (b) Inform and educate, insofar as possible, all small business utility customers about the duty and mission of the Small Business Utility Advocate. (c) Work in cooperation with existing state agencies in acting, to the extent possible, in an ombudsman capacity for the small business utility customer. Duties in this regard include, but shall not be limited to, providing information and assistance with regard to utility conservation measures available to small business; notify the small business community regarding proceedings before the Commission, appropriate federal regulatory agencies, the courts, and other public bodies; and provide advice to small businesses on any matter with respect to utility service. (d) Actively solicit, to the extent possible, the opinions, comments and needs of small business with regard to utility service. (e) Report to the Governor, the General Assembly, the Commission, the Citizens Utility Board, small businesses and the public on a periodic basis but in no case less frequent than on the first Monday in December, any findings, conclusions or recommendations for both legislative or administrative action. Such reports to the small businesses pursuant to this Section shall be in a manner as deemed acceptable to the Advocate. (f) Perform and discharge other duties that may be delegated to the Advocate by the Governor or prescribed by law.
Staff General Counsel; Director, Governmental Affairs; & Director, Taxation Division
Chicago Association of Commerce & Industry
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Took on further duties with the Association.
Assistant Director, Governmental Affairs & Taxation Divisions
Chicago Association of Commerce & Industry
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Supervised Small Business Division.
Professional Associations
CEO Series
Co-founder and organizer
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Activities: Paul Lloyd, Ellen Huxtable and I arrange, promote, and present monthly free seminars to help entrepreneurial CEOs keep their companies healthy and growing.
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Midwest Entrepreneur's Forum
Board Member
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Illinois State Bar Association
Co-Editor, Administrative Law Section Council Newsletter
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Activities: I co-edit the newsletter and am general editor for the ISBA Handbook of Illinois Administrative Law.
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute free consultation by phone.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Standard rate is $250/hour with $500 retainer. Retainer amount varies by scope of assignment. For certain tasks, such as LLC formation, I offer a reduced rate. Check my website for current special offers, and contact me for details.
Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Probate
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
PO Box 1425
Warrenville, IL 60555
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 630-4780