William Bates, Jr.




William Bates, Jr. 
Phone: (312) 372-2909, ext. 110
Fax: (312) 704-6693
e-mail: wbates@brothersthompson.com


CONCENTRATION:




William concentrates his practice on residential and commercial real estate transactions, and real estate tax appeals. He also advises and represents clients in a variety of business matters including, business formation, the purchase and sale of a business, and negotiating and drafting business contracts and leases.

Prior to joining Brothers and Thompson, William was General Counsel for a community bank where he was responsible for oversight of legal matters and several bank departments. William also had extensive policy making experience as a member of the bank Board of Directors.

Prior to becoming an attorney, William began his professional career as an auditor for a public accounting firm, then moved into community banking as a Controller.

Throughout his career, William served in leadership and policy making roles as a member of the Board of Directors of various community based organizations and he isa past board member of the United Way of Suburban Chicago, South Southwest Suburban United Way, the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, The John Marshall Law School, and South Central Community Services, Inc.

 
EDUCATION and CERTIFICATIONS:

THE JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL - J.D., 1989 

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT - State of Illinois, May, 1983 

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - M.B.A., 1976
Concentration: Accounting and Finance 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS - B.A., 1974 
Major: Political Science 

BAR ADMISSIONS: 
State of Illinois