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Credentials

Education

  • Southern Illinois University of Carbondale – J.D. 2014
  • Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville – M.S. in Accounting 2011
  • Truman State University – B.S. in Accounting 2010

Legal Services

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • Missouri Court of Appeals for the Southern District

Chad J. Richter

Bio

Chad J. Richter is a shareholder at Mathis, Marifian and Richter, Ltd. who concentrates his practice in the areas of business law, trusts and estates, probate litigation, real estate law, commercial law, and civil litigation. Chad serves a variety of different individual and corporate clients and devotes his time equally between litigation and transactional work. As the ex-oficio chair and member of the Illinois State Bar Association Business and Securities Law Section Council, Chad stays current in new developments of Illinois business law and has published several articles concerning these developments.

Prior to joining Mathis, Marifian and Richter, Chad worked for four years at a nationally recognized litigation firm in the commercial transactional group where he developed his litigation and transactional practice. He’s also practiced with boutique law firms concentrating in commercial transactions, trusts and estates, taxation, and elder law.

In 2019, Chad was named to the list of Top Estate Planning Attorneys in St. Louis by St. Louis Small Business Monthly. While in law school, Chad received the two CALI awards for the highest class grades in Corporate Taxation and Current Developments in Law and Accounting.

Professional Affiliations

Chad serves on the Board of Directors of the Madison County Bar Association and is also a member and former Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Business and Securities Law Section Council. He is also a member of the St. Clair County Bar, Illinois Institute of Business Law, East St. Louis Bar Association, and Missouri Bar Association.
Community Involvement
Chad is actively involved in the community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Faith in Action, Edwardsville Chapter and the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation’s Young Friends Board of Directors.
Lectures
“Employer Repayment of Employee’s Student Loan(s) under the Consolidated Appropriations Act and CARES Act,” Mathis, Marifian and Richter, Ltd. (Webinar 2021)

“Subchapter S Corporations: Maximizing Pass Through Tax Benefits”, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Choice of                   Business Entity Seminar (Webcast 2020)

“Trusts that Affect Estate Administration,” National Business Institute Estate Administration Boot Camp (St. Louis MO, 2019)

“Handling Debts and Claims Against Estates,” National Business Institute Estate Administration Boot Camp (St. Louis MO, 2019)

 

Published Legal Writing
“CARES Act: Employer May Pay Employee’s Student Loans Free of Income Tax,” Mathis, Marifian and Richter, Ltd. (September 2020).

“Illinois Evictions under Governor’s Executive Orders and CARES Act,” Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. (July 2020).

“Member Managed LLC’s under Illinois Amended LLC Act Effective July 1, 2017,” ISBA Business and Securities Law Newsletter, Vol. 62 No. 3 (May 2017).

“Uses for Limited Liability Companies,” IICLE Limited Liability Companies and S Corporations 2017 Edition.