Mark R. Raymond

Partner

Banking and Finance

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions

Trusts and Estates

Mark’s practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate and business law, tax and estate planning, and real estate.

Mark has extensive experience with business entities and transactions of all types, including benefit and compensation programs; and buy-sell, employment, services, and other agreements. He regularly counsels closely held businesses on all corporate matters that arise, including acquisitions and ownership transitions to family members, management teams, or unrelated third parties.

Mark leads the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice, including the planning and implementation of sale and financing transactions involving employee stock ownership plans. These often include the design of executive non-qualified deferred compensation plans tied to growth in equity value. He also advises clients with respect to qualified retirement plans, health and other welfare plans, and related IRS and ERISA compliance matters.

For business owners, executives, and other high-net-worth individuals, Mark advises on efficient preservation and disposition of assets. He prepares wills, trusts of all types, powers of attorney, and other related documents as necessary to achieve his clients’ objectives. He is regularly involved in estate settlement matters including probate and trust administration and estate tax and income tax planning and preparation.

Mark is involved with the firm’s Real Estate and Finance Group and is particularly involved in obtaining tax increment financing for developers and businesses. This experience has led him to provide counsel to municipalities, developers, and consultants with respect to contentious litigation. Mark also maintains extensive banking relationships and is frequently involved in the drafting of complex loan documents for bank clients.

“Leaner in numbers, deeper in talent, and united by an uncompromising commitment to put our clients’ interests first and last.”

Contact

1515 E. Woodfield Road, Second Floor Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

T: 847-330-2421
F: 847-330-1232
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Education

  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1991
  • B.S., Finance, Northern Michigan University, 1986

Admissions

  • Illinois