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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)

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.

 

  • General Not-for-Profit Corporation Representation

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

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

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

    Bill regularly works with FQHCs that provide medical care and social services to underserved populations. His role in these representations extends to general legal representation of health centers, including close consultation with senior management and boards of directors. He is frequently involved in review of contracts, personnel matters, and corporate governance issues. While Bill is a member of the Federal Trial Bar and has tried to verdict state court cases, the firm’s 45 plus years’ experience in complex commercial litigation provides an important benefit to FQHCs that require litigation help in the context of the Federal Tort Claim Act and general litigation. Bill also assists a consortium of Federally Qualified Health Centers that promotes the use and effectiveness of electronic health record technology and associated data warehousing. Recent initiatives include exploration of a clinically integrated network, designed for varying degrees of risk on the part of participating FQHCs.

     

     

  • Housing and Economic Development

    Bill has over 30 years’ experience with affordable housing transactions, including layered real estate financings that utilize the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit, the New Market Tax Credit, and the 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. Client representations include both local and national affordable housing entities.

     

     


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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