Joel Hart Funk is a founding partner at HART DAVID CARSON, LLP. Mr. Funk provides legal and business advice to companies in a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on commerical/residential real estate development, corporate mergers & aquisitions, and complex estate planning/asset protection. Mr. Funk has extensive experience in corporate and transactional work, including commercial aqusitions, elder law/disability planning, and fashion, retail & lifestyle corporate counsel. Mr. Funk has an extensive background in strucuring and negotiating licenses, outsourcing and services agreements, and other complex commercial agreements, as well as senior executive employment and compensation arrangments.

Mr. Funk began his career with Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina with a focus on corporate litigation, personal injury, and medical malpractice. Mr. Funk was an NCAA baseball athlete, is an accomplished vocalist and guitar player, and currently resides in the Chicago-metro area with his wife and daughter.

EDUCATION

  • Valparaiso University (J.D.) – Juris Doctor
  • Valparaiso University (M.B.A.) – Masters of Business Administration
  • Valparaiso University (B.A.) – Political Science & Music

ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • State Bar of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

SPECIFIC ATTORNEY PRACTICE AREAS

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Commercial/Residential Real Estate Development
  • Corporate General Counsel
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Venture Capital & Small Business
  • Private Equity
  • Mergers & Aquisition
  • Fashion, Retail & Lifestyle
  • Complex Estate Structuring / Trusts / Executive Asset Planning
  • International/Domestic Asset Protection

PROFESSIONAL & CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES

  • Dupage County Bar Association
  • Downers Grove Chamber of Commerce
  • Illinois State Bar Association
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