Christopher B. Cohen





December 9, 1986�������������� Wisconsin Supreme Court #1009343

August 15, 1977������������������� US Court of Military Appeals

June 3, 1974������������������������� US Supreme Court

April 1, 1972������������������������� District of Columbia Court of Appeals #930057 Inactive status

December 22, 1969������������ District of Columbia US District Court

June 20, 1968���������������������� Northern Illinois US District Court

April 19, 1968����������������������� Illinois Supreme Court ARDC #0472891


December 21, 1984������������ Real Estate Broker Illinois Dept. Prof�l Regulation #075‑086148




JD������ May, 1967����������������� University of Michigan Law School

BA������ May, 1964����������������� University of Michigan � Political Science




2/98-Present������������� Principal

����������������������������������� COHEN LAW FIRM � Glencoe


Responsibilities: Government regulation law including legislative liaison, issue management, real estate assessment reduction for commercial and industrial properties and zoning; administrative hearing trials regarding municipal violations and Medicare payments; traffic & criminal defense; author, lecturer, trainer.


7/03-Present������������� Hearings Referee [Administrative Law Judge] Intermittent

����������������������������������� Illinois Department of Employment Security � Chicago


Responsibilities: Preside over seven trials per day, hearing appeals as forum of record from agency decisions granting or denying unemployment compensation benefits to claimants separated from employment.Rule on evidence admission and objections.Prepare written decisions for all cases by day�s end.


7/02-Present������������� Secretary�s Representative

����������������������������������� Illinois Secretary of State � Chicago


Responsibilities: Contract attorney introducing evidence and questioning petitioners in formal hearings held to determine if revoked drivers licenses of individuals convicted of Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs should be replaced by Restricted Driving Permits or by full restoration of driving privileges or if licenses should remained revoked.


3/00-Present������������� Arbitrator

����������������������������������� Cook County Circuit Court � Chicago, Bridgeview & Markham


Responsibilities: Member or chair of 3-lawyer panels hearing mini-trials under $30,000 and rendering decisions prior to trials before Circuit Court Judges under county court�s mandatory arbitration program; 6-8 hearings per year.

2/85-2/98������������������ Partner, Chair Government Law Department

����������������������������������� HOLLEB & COFF � Chicago


Responsibilities: Government regulation including real estate assessment reduction and exemption, zoning, health care, issue management and lobbying at federal, state and municipal levels; writer, teacher & trainer.


8/82-1/85������������������ Attorney

����������������������������������� CASSIDAY, SHADE & GLOOR � Chicago


Responsibilities: Representation of hospitals, physician groups, and HMO's on numerous corporate issues, by‑law revision, non‑profit tax problems, contract preparation and defense of medical malpractice litigation.


3/81-8/82������������������ Attorney

����������������������������������� HINSHAW, CULBERTSON, MOELMANN, HOBAN & FULLER � Chicago


Responsibilities: Representation of physicians, health care providers, hospitals and HMO's on financing, corporate reorganizations, certificate of need and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement issues.Legislative representation of corporations before city, state and federal governments.Clients included those in cable TV, aviation equipment and bio‑fuel production.


11/77-2/81���������������� Midwest Regional Director/Principal Regional Official

����������������������������������� US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES � Chicago


Responsibilities: Personal representative of Health and Human Services for Secretaries Joseph Califano and Patricia Harris for six Midwestern states.


Liaison to state, local and federally elected officials, including 106 Midwest Members of Congress.Heavily involved in government relations, government affairs, community affairs, public affairs & customer service.Policy analysis.


Administration of staff operations and supervision of real estate and personnel for 13,000 HHS employees located in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan � the largest federal regional office.


Involved in project management, strategic planning, systems design, systems engineering and compliance.Region V expenditures exceeded $30 billion in fiscal year 1980.


11/77-2/81���������������� Member

����������� ����������� ����������� FEDERAL REGIONAL COUNCIL � Chicago


Responsibilities: Work with Regional Directors of Cabinet level federal agencies to solve inter‑agency issues referred by the White House or raised by governors or mayors.Involved in compliance efforts & strategic planning.


2/73-11/77���������������� Attorney

����������������������������������� SCHWARTZBERG, BARNETT & COHEN � Chicago


Responsibilities: General practice in mortgage corporate law, foreclosure, collection of funds, criminal, probate, divorce in Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will and McHenry County Courts and before the Illinois Commerce Commission.


4/71-11/77���������������� Alderman

����������������������������������� 46th WARD ‑ CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL


Responsibilities: Representation of 68,000 persons in both legislative and administrative city governmental issues.Elected in 1971 and again in 1975.Significant involvement in system engineering, strategic planning, project implementation & customer service.


6/69-4/71������������������ Administrative Assistant to the President (now Chief of Staff)

����������������������������������� COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS � Chicago


Responsibilities: Representing President George Dunne at various functions; prioritizing issues and organizing information; responding to constituent casework requests.Involved in project management & systems analysis.


5/70-4/71������������������ Hearing Officer

����������������������������������� COOK COUNTY LIQUOR COMMISSION � Chicago


Responsibilities: Review and rule on liquor license applications; conduct formal ������� on-the-record hearing on allegations of ordinance violations prosecuted by Cook County States Attorney.Involved in legal & quasi-judicial functions.


6/67-8/68������������������ Clerk/Attorney

����������������������������������� LEGAL AID BUREAU � UNITED CHARITIES OF CHICAGO


Responsibilities: Initial interviewing of all civil division clients; eligibility reviews, extensive Juvenile Count criminal defense; property damage defense.




Winter 2004 &���������� Lecturer (Adjunct Professor)

Summer 1973���������� NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY � Evanston


Responsibilities 2004: Teaching a seminar for seniors in "Local Government Structure & Policies: Cook County, Chicago & Evanston.�

Responsibilities 1973: Teaching a graduate level political science class in "Chicago Government and Politics" five days a week.


Winter 1980 &���������� Lecturer (Adjunct Professor)

Spring 1981�������������� DEPAUL UNIVERSITYChicago


Responsibilities: Teaching "Policy Analysis/Chicago Government and Politics" Seminar with Public Administration graduate students - two semesters.


Winter 1981 &���������� Lecturer (Adjunct Professor)

Winter 1982�������������� UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOISChicago


Responsibilities: Teaching "Administrative Law" with 30 Public Administration graduate students - two semesters.


Spring & Fall 1979��� Teacher

Spring & Fall 1980��� FRANCIS PARKER SCHOOLChicago

Spring 1981

����������������������������������� Responsibilities: Teaching "Chicago Politics" in adult education classes for ������������� ����������� five semesters.


2001 & periodically�� Instructor

The Training Institute, Chicago Association of Realtors or Illinois Association of Realtors � Chicago


Responsibilities: Teaching Illinois real estate agents and brokers as a Real Estate Continuing Education Instructor licensed by the Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate.



1987-1997���������������� Member, Illinois Hospital Licensing Board (appointed by Illinois Governors)


1985-1990���������������� Member, Illinois Medical Center Commission (appointed by Chicago Mayor)


2001-2004���������������� Member, Village of Glencoe, Economic Development Committee (appointed by Village President)


1996-2004���������������� Member, Village of Glencoe, Utility & Cable TV Franchise Committee (appointed by Village President)


2004�������������������������� Member, Village of Glencoe, Ravinia Parking Committee (appointed by Village President)


1995-Present����������� President, Citizens for Better Transit, Chicago



        Chicago Bar Association

����������������������� Founding Member and former Chair, Hospital and Health Care Law Committee;

����������������������� Member, Criminal Law Committee;

���������������������� Member, Real Estate Taxation Committee;

����������������������� Past Vice Chair Urban Affairs Committee;


        Illinois State Bar Association

����������������������� Former Member, State & Local Government Section

����������������������� Founding Member and former Chair, Health Care Law Section Council

����������������������� Illinois State Bar Association Assembly (elected for 1991‑1993 & 1993-1995)

����������������������� Past member, Joint CBA/ISBA Committee on Compensation of Judges

        District of Columbia Bar Association

        State Bar of Wisconsin

        American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Local 1006

        Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, Government Affairs Committee

        University of Michigan Law School Alumni Fund & Class Agent



����������� Illinois Real Estate Tax Legislation 86th - 90th General Assemblies, 2/98 -- Tax Trends

����������� You Can�t Get There From Here, November, 1998, Midwest Engineer

����������� Give Elected Officials Reason to Be Honest, 11/7/97, Chicago Sun-Times

����������� Is This Any Way To Run A Railroad?9/15/97, Chicago Sun-Times

����������� Passenger Rail Jumping the Track, 6/23/97, Los Angeles Business Journal

����������� Get Amtrak Back on Track, 4/30/97, Wall Street Journal

����������� Illinois Property Tax Code Changes, 4/96, Local Government Law, ISBA

����������� Real Estate Tax Legislation, 11/95, Tax Trends, ISBA���������������������������������������

����������� Bill to Trace Explosives About To Pass, But Many Years Too Late, 6/22/95, Los Angeles ������������ ����������� Daily News

����������� IRS Examines Tax-Exempt Status of Hospitals Nationwide, 11/92, Chicago Healthcare

����������� Buyer Beware: Due diligence in Acquisitions Averts Disaster, 10/91, Contemporary Long ������������� ����������� Term Care

����������� Playing by the Rules: National Practitioner Data Bank, 6/91, Chicago Healthcare

����������� Hospitals in the Housing Market (Low Income Housing), 4/91, Chicago Healthcare

����������� Keys to Successful Acquisitions, 3/91, Chicago Healthcare



����������� Constitution & Institutions of France & the European Union: Understanding France

����������� Secrets of Real Estate Tax Reduction: How the Assessment Process Really Works

����������� Government Incentives for Illinois Businesses: Loans & Grants



Physical:�������� 6'0", 200 pounds, good health

Status:����������� Married to Judith Ann Calder, financial advisor

Children:�������� Two children

Languages:��� French, Spanish



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Glencoe, IL 60022-1908

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