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Edwardsville, Ill. (May 3, 2024) – Chad J. Richter, a shareholder at Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., has been appointed as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Trust and Estates and Business and Securities Section Councils for the 2024-2025 term.

Richter is a skilled attorney who focuses his practice in business law, trusts and estates, probate litigation, real estate law, commercial law, and civil litigation. He has successfully represented a diverse group of clients, including individuals and corporations, and is committed to providing them with the highest level of service. Chad is equally adept at handling both litigation and transactional matters, and his clients can trust him to provide practical and effective solutions to their legal issues.

The ISBA Trusts and Estates Section Council has a clear mission to promote the education of probate, estate planning, and trust law practitioners. The council aims to improve legislation related to these practice areas while recommending solutions to various legal problems involving the public, the courts, and attorneys.

The ISBA Business and Securities Section Council is dedicated to keeping abreast of legal developments in various fields that have a direct impact on businesses, charities, and professional entities. This includes closely monitoring the areas of securities and commodities law. The council strives to enhance the legal environment for these sectors by contributing to the improvement of laws and regulations governing them. By staying informed and advocating for positive change, the council aims to create a more favorable climate for businesses, charities, and professional entities to thrive in Illinois.

On Tuesday, May 21 from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m., Richter will be presenting a live webinar as part of the ISBA Business and Securities Law Section’s program on “The Ethics of What NOT To Do as a Business Lawyer”. The webinar is tailored to provide attorneys with a comprehensive understanding of key recurring issues related to their practice. Richter, being an expert in the field, will share his knowledge and insights in a practical and informative manner. Attendees can expect to gain valuable knowledge and actionable insights to help them navigate complex ethical issues that arise. For more information and how to attend the live webinar, please visit

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