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Clifford A. Harstad
Of Counsel

Cliff Harstad became Of Counsel to the firm in 2001. Prior to becoming Of Counsel, Cliff was General Counsel and Secretary of two publicly traded companies for more than 10 years and was President/CEO of a lease consulting firm for national retailers for more than 12 years. Cliff is and has been for more than 20 years Legal Counsel to The Cancer Research Foundation.

Cliff's practice areas include: business transactions, including buy/sell agreements, formation, mergers, lending and financing, contracts, license and franchise agreements, real estate, and negotiations; not-for-profit entities, including formation and general legal services and estate planning.

Primary Areas of Practice:
Trusts and Estates
Banking & Finance
Business Counseling
Business Transactions
Real Estate



J.D., University of Illinois, College of Law, 1973
B.A. Michigan State University, 1969

Bar Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court, 1973
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1973
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1980
United States Supreme Court, 1980
U.S. Tax Court, 2002