Marc J. Lane has been named by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Illinois for 2021. Only five percent of lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.
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Marc is a business and tax attorney, a Master Registered Financial Planner, a Registered Financial Counselor and a Certified Investment Specialist. He is the author of 36 books on corporate organization, management, governance, taxation, personal finance, and social enterprise. Twice a recipient of the Illinois State Bar Association's Lincoln Award, Marc has taught law at Northwestern University School of Law and business in the MBA and social enterprise programs at the University of Illinois. He chaired the State of Illinois’ Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise; drafted Illinois' Low-profit Limited Liability Company (L3C) law; and has been instrumental in promoting L3C legislation in other states, authorizing the hybrid business form which can leverage foundations' program-related investments to access trillions of dollars of market-driven capital for ventures with modest financial prospects, but the possibility of major social impact.
Marc has also consistently earned an "AV® Preeminent™" rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, the highest ranking awarded. Martindale-Hubbell, which includes him in its Bar Registry of Preeminent Attorneys, a testament to the fact that Marc's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. In addition, he has been selected by his peers as a "Leading Illinois Attorney."