Bill concentrates his practice in the areas of general not-for-profit corporations, affordable housing, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). 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. Currently he has a direct role in representing several FQHCs with 17 sites throughout Chicagoland, and is actively involved in the representation of a low profit limited liability company with a constituency of 35 FQHCs located throughout the United States. Affordable housing and economic development representations include a national syndicator of low income housing tax credits, a national developer of affordable housing properties, and an established African-American church with national reach, as well as established community development corporations on Chicago’s North, West, and South sides. He also assists in the representation of Chicago’s most established provider of social services, as well as a variety of other not for profit corporations engaged in charitable activities, including philanthropy and education.
The following is a summary of the areas in which Bill has concentrated his practice.