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Ira D. Leavitt graduated from DePaul Law School, with a J.D. Degree, Cum Laude, and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1974. Mr. Leavitt, who is also a Certified Public Accountant, worked in the tax department of Arthur Anderson and Company, from 1974 through 1977, with a significant concentration in corporate reorganizations, and tax and estate planning for individuals. In 1978, Mr. Leavitt joined the law firm of Beaubien and Asher in Palatine, Illinois, and became a partner in 1979, where he remained a partner until the firm dissolved in 1988.
Beaubien and Asher was one of the first full-service law firms in the northwest suburbs, and Mr. Leavitt concentrated his practice in areas of business law, commercial law, business acquisitions and divestitures, estate planning and tax planning for businesses and individuals. Since 1988, Mr. Leavitt has functioned as outside general counsels for several large sales and distribution firms, and several large not-for-profit organizations. In addition, Mr. Leavitt has provided significant business and tax support services for litigation attorneys, and has continued to represent clients in the area of business formation, business acquisition and divestitures, estate planning, pension consulting, tax consulting, and all legal aspects of real estate purchases, sales, development,
leasing and mortgages.