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William Alexander Price

William Alexander Price

Private Practice
  • Business Law, Securities Law, Tax Law ...
  • Illinois
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Attorney Bill Price has decades of experience writing Illinois laws and influencing the Illinois regulations that he helps companies use to their benefit.

Bill’s practice includes business and administrative litigation, international and national transactions, and nonprofit law. His clients tend to center in the Chicago area and downstate Illinois, but companies throughout the world – including ones in Pakistan, Indonesia, Japan, Germany and the UK – reach out to Bill and GrowthLaw.

Bill Price is the current chair of the Institute for Illinois Business Laws. He also has served as chair for the Corporation, Securities and Business Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association, and is a member of that Section Council. Bill also is a member of the Administrative Law Section Council, for which he is general editor of the 2007 edition of the ISBA Handbook of Illinois Administrative Law, and edits the Section newsletter.

Bill served for two years as the state’s Small Business Utility Advocate, appointed by Governor Jim Edgar and confirmed by the Illinois Senate.

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, a graduate of the Duke University School of Law and holder of a Masters in Public Policy Sciences from Duke, Bill Price has taught courses in business law and high tech entrepreneurship (including both private equity and venture capital) at the Stuart Graduate School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Securities Law
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Municipal Law
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Social Security Disability
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute free consultation by phone.
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Standard rate is $350/hour with $2450 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.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Private Practice
- Current
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
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
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
Took on further duties with the Association.
Assistant Director, Governmental Affairs & Taxation Divisions
Chicago Association of Commerce & Industry
Supervised Small Business Division.
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
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Edward James Scholar.
Activities: Independent study abroad in Austria.
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Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award
Illinois State Bar Association
Presented to William A. Price in recognition of his contribution to and enhancement of the general practice of Law.
Professional Associations
Illinois Institute for Business Laws
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Corporation, Securities and Business Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association
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CEO Series
Co-founder and organizer
- Current
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
- Current
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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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Articles & Publications
Limited Liability Organizations
STP - Specialty Technical Publishers
Ecommerce Ethics Links and Checklist of Issues
Amazon Kindle
Illinois Law Office Practice Forms
Michie Butterworth
Speaking Engagements
Community Lecture on Fraud, Batavia, IL
Introduction to and examples of personal and corporate fraud and ways to limit exposure to both victimization by and liability for accusations of fraud.
Certificate in Public Utility Regulatory Law
National Association of Public Utlity Regulatory Commissioners
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
PO Box 1425
Warrenville, IL 60555
Toll-Free: (800) 630-4780