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BRADFORD E. BLOCK is the principal of the Law Offices of Bradford E. Block, in Northbrook. He has been an attorney for more than 35 years and practices in the areas of business formation, mergers and acquisitions, not-for-profit organizations, private foundations, equity financing, tax law, and the preparation and negotiation of corporate and technology contracts. Mr. Block has lectured to various professional groups on matters related to limited liability companies, partnerships, business transactions, S-corporations, and tax-exempt organizations. He is a former adjunct professor of business planning and partnership law at DePaul University. Mr. Block is also a commercial mediator and a member of the Association of Attorney Mediators. He earned his B.S. degree from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania, and his J.D. degree from DePaul University College of Law.
MATTHEW J. CARL is the partner in charge of commercial, corporate, real estate, oil and gas law, and estate planning at Blumling & Gusky, LLP. Mr. Carl counsels diverse local, national and international businesses and individuals. He works with his clients to develop estate planning objectives, including business succession, minimizing of estate and inheritance tax liability, preserving family assets, supporting charitable interests, and drafting wills and trusts to achieve those objectives. In addition, he assists executors and trustees in the administration of decedent's trusts, and litigates Orphan's Court matters, including will contests, guardianships, adoptions and estate administration disputes. Mr. Carl previously served as chairman of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Committee for Individuals with Disabilities, and has participated in the drafting of Pennsylvania guardianship and living wills statutes. He is a member of the American Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association, and their Business Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust sections. Mr. Carl is also a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association (former committee chair, Business Law Section). Mr. Carl was an adjunct professor at Duquesne University. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and his J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is the local chair of the University of Virginia Jefferson Scholarship Committee. Mr. Carl has spoken numerously about real estate and estate planning issues.
PATRICIA LEE is a partner in the law firm Hutchison & Steffen LLC, practicing primarily in business and commercial litigation, including, but not limited to, partnership/shareholder disputes, contract enforcement/defense, non-competition agreements, and commercial lease review and litigation; family law; trademark registration and litigation; collections; mechanics' liens/foreclosures; and medical claims billing. She is the current president of the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association Foundation and was appointed by Governor Gibbons to serve as chair of the Nevada Crime Commission. Ms. Lee is currently on the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and she was named Legal Aid’s Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. She became the first Nevada attorney to receive the American Bar Association’s national Pro Bono Publico Award for her demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged. Ms. Lee currently serves as the president-elect for the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada and as a board member of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce. She earned two B.A. degrees from the University of Southern California and her J.D. degree from George Washington University Law School.