Anthony Jacob practices law in the areas of business law, banking and commercial finance law and real estate law.
Mr. Jacob is engaged in general corporate practice, including various aspects of private merger, acquisition, divestiture and employee benefit matters. In addition, Mr. Jacob’s practice includes secured and unsecured lending transactions, asset securitization and structured finance, ESOP loans, initial debt and equity offerings, primary and secondary debt offerings, corporate reorganizations and restructuring, joint ventures and syndicated commercial financing transactions. His clients include domestic and foreign corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, and banks and other commercial lending institutions.
Additionally, Mr. Jacob represents real estate developers with real estate acquisitions, divestitures, and condominium conversions. He serves as outside general counsel to certain real estate development companies, assisting with their construction, development and liability protection strategies.
Mr. Jacob also practices Illinois election law. He counsels local and state elected officials and their political committees. He also represents the political action committees of corporations, not for profit corporations, partnerships, associations and other business entities. Mr. Jacob formerly represented the Friends of Blagojevich political committee.
Before joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in December 2000, Mr. Jacob served as deputy general counsel for the Illinois State Board of Elections and as an attorney with a Chicago law firm representing school districts, special education districts and other local governmental bodies.
Mr. Jacob is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). In April 2012, he was appointed Chairman of the Business and Securities Law Section Council of the ISBA. Mr. Jacob is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association.
Mr. Jacob is the author of numerous articles on the topics of the organization and restructuring of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, and arbitration of employment disputes.
His publications include:
- “State Campaign Financial Disclosure,” author, Chapter 7, IICLE publication entitled “Election Law 2012 Edition,” 2012 edition.
- “Enforcing the Commercial Guaranty Agreement,” co-author, American Bar Association’s Commercial Law Newsletter, December 2011.
- "Piercing the Corporate Veil,” Corporation, Securities & Business Law Forum, the newsletter of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Section on Corporation, Securities and Business Law, March 15, 2011.
- “Checklist for third-party attorney opinions,” published in Corporations, Securities & Business Law Forum, the newsletter of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Section on Corporation, Securities and Business Law, Volume 56, Number 2, January 2011.
- "Expanding Judicial Review to Encourage Employers and Employees to Enter the Arbitration Arena,” 30 J. Marshall. L. Review 1099, 1997.
He has given numerous presentations in conjunction with the National Business Institute, Illinois State Bar Association, IASB, IASA and IASBO. His other presentations include:
- "Employee Stock Ownership Plans as a Business and Tax Planning Vehicle", Strafford Publications, live webinar, January 2012.
- “Commercial Loan Guaranty Agreements – Enforcing and Defending ‘Bad Boy,’ Upstream, Affiliated and Other Personal and Corporate Guaranties,” Strafford Publications, Inc., live teleconference, November 2011.
- “Leveraged ESOPs 101,” Hinshaw Breakfast Briefing for Accountants, Schererville, Indiana, October 2011.
Mr. Jacob serves on the Associate Board of Gilda’s Club Chicago
, a charitable organization that provides a free support community for men, women and children whose lives have been touched by cancer, and their family and friends.
Mr. Jacob served as pro bono
counsel for an economic and family development council in the West Humboldt Park area of Chicago and still provides pro bono
legal services to many local school district educational foundations. He has served as a county board commissioner and forest preserve commissioner for the County of DeKalb, as well as an elected board member for the Board of Education for the Skokie-Morton Grove School District No. 69.