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Karen A. Tobin



Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 2001

Indiana University, B.S., 1987 



Karen’s exposure as a corporate liaison to three outside law firms in dealing with company formations, commercial lease negotiations, and working with governmental organizations relating to planning and development of real estate intrigued her so much that she decided to become an attorney herself. Today, Karen is a knowledgeable and respected attorney, assisting small and mid-sized companies in the areas of business formation, reorganization, and corporate maintenance.

Karen has immeasurable experience in maintaining business entity client files for corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. She routinely assists clients in the formation of new business entities, raising of capital through Regulation D and Regulation A, preparation of private placement memoranda and associated agreements, and is very familiar with the filing process of the Illinois Secretary of State, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Prior to her legal career, Karen served as development director for a commercial and residential development company. She was directly responsible for the initial start-up of new residential and commercial developments, commercial leasing efforts, and monitoring advertising and promotional efforts. Included in her responsibilities were site selection, pro-forma analysis and due diligence, rezoning, as well as proposal submissions to the City of Chicago of Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) in the planned unit development process.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member: ISBA, Business and Securities Law Committee; Woodstock Chamber of Commerce; Dynamic Professional Women’s Networking Group of Woodstock; Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • Executive Committee: Dynamic Professional Women's Network, Inc. (DPWN) Angel Foundation


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