Our Attorneys

Contact Bill
  • Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C.
    325 N. LaSalle St. Suite 350
    Chicago, IL 60654
  • (312) 751-1170

Education

  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, J.D. (1984) – Honors: Member, Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal
  • Loyola University of Chicago, B.A. in Philosophy (1980) – Honors: Cum laude, Andrew Mellon Philosophy Prize
  • Georgetown University, Visiting Student (1979)

William Miceli concentrates his practice in the areas of affordable housing and economic development transactions, Federally Qualified Health Centers and general not-for-profit corporations. He began his legal career in the City of Chicago Office of Corporation Counsel and served in the Administrations of Mayors Jane Byrne and Harold Washington. As an Assistant Corporation Counsel he handled civil litigation in the federal and state courts, became a member of the federal trial bar and served as lead attorney in several bench and jury trials. He later served as liaison with the Office of Legislative Affairs in Mayor Harold Washington’s Administration. In this role he assisted the Office of the Mayor in both the Chicago City Council and in the Illinois General Assembly. His last assignment as an Assistant Corporation Counsel prior to joining Miner, Barnhill & Galland was in the Real Estate and Land Use Division, where he handled a variety of neighborhood development and real estate transactions on behalf of the City of Chicago.

The following is a summary of the areas in which Bill has concentrated his practice.

  • General Not-for-Profit Corporation Representation

    Bill has extensive experience working with various not-for-profit corporations, including a charter school, various social services agencies, a major Chicago-based foundation and child day-care centers. His specific work includes corporate governance, including moderating board disputes; contract review; personnel matters; real estate activities involving acquisition and disposition of sites and leasing of space; government grants and general legal counseling.

    Bill holds a Martindale-Hubbell rating of “AV-Preeminent” in the area of Not-for-Profit Organizations.

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers

    Bill regularly works with safety net health centers that provide medical care and social services to underserved populations. His role in these representations extends to general legal representation of health centers and close consultation with senior management and boards of directors regarding general and sundry legal matters. He also assists a consortium of Federally Qualified Health Centers that promote the use and effectiveness of electronic health record technology.

  • Housing and Economic Development

    Bill has extensive experience with affordable housing transactions, including layered real estate financings that utilize the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit and Illinois Affordable Housing Tax Credit, purchase and sale of partnership interests in limited partnerships, entity formation, loan restructurings and ad valorem tax appeals. He has often represented for-profit developers and businesses, but has specific experience representing not-for-profit corporations in the negotiation of partnership and operating agreements involving profit-motivated entities, as well as assisting not-for-profits with asset acquisitions, real estate development, workouts and asset dispositions — especially in connection with expiring tax credit syndications.


Bar Admissions

Illinois State Bar (1984)

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1984)

U.S. District Court Trial Bar (1989)


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