AREAS OF PRACTICE
Employment Law, Business Formation and Representation, Personal Injury, Estate Planning and Estate Administration, Real Estate Law
Mr. Wood advises clients involving employment claims and labor issues, which includes employer issues at the local, state and federal levels. He also assists clients with personal injury matters, represents clients in business and commercial litigation, and represents businesses in their transactional concerns, including formation of business entities and maintenance of corporate entity status. He also represents clients in both commercial and residential real estate transactions and litigation matters. In addition, he has expertise in the area of landlord/tenant law and represents landlords in their business concerns including drafting of leases, evictions and collections.
BACKGROUND & EDUCATION
Mr. Wood was born in Winona, Minnesota. He received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in 1986 from Illinois State University. He attended Southern Illinois University School of Law and received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in 1989 and was admitted to the Bar the same year. He has been admitted to the U.S. District Court, the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit. Mr. Wood was with the McLean County State's Attorney's office before entering private practice.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Mr. Wood is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and was on the Committee of Professionalism in 1989-1990. He is also an active member of the McLean County Bar Association, serving on its Board of Governers and as its President from 2020 - 2021. He is on the board of the Heartland Community College Foundation, serving as its President in 2020-2022. Mr. Wood also serves on the board of Chestnut Health Systems. He has been a speaker for numerous agencies on employment and labor related issues and issues concerning landlord representation. Mr. Wood has been recognized as an Illinois Leading Lawyer and an Illinois Super Lawyer.
Mr. Wood's community activities include American Business Clubs (AMBUCS).