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Joel M. Friedman Partner
  • D 312.606.3209
  • F 312.267.2205
jfriedman@hmblaw.com

Joel is a partner in HMB’s Private Client, Trusts & Estates Group. He focuses his practice in taxation, estate planning and business law.

Joel does extensive work in the not-for-profit area. He is President of the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund, a significant donor to many charities.

Among his awards and activities are the John Marshall Law School Spirit Award and the Cove School’s Prism Award. Joel is also the founder of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana campus), which has become the Institute For Sustainability, Energy and Environment (iSEE). Joel maintains an active role in iSEE’s activities.

Balancing Sophisticated Dynamics

Clients appreciate Joel’s technical acumen as well as his knowledge of the individuals, families and entities that are involved. With his extensive background, Joel often assists other lawyers in matters related to taxation, estate planning and business law.

Education

John Marshall Law School, J.D.

University of Illinois, B.S. in Accounting

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant, Illinois

Admissions

Illinois

Honors

  • Two-Time Recipient of the Five Star Wealth Manager Award, Chicago Magazine
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, Taxation Law by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Cove School Advisory Board, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Institute For Sustainability, Energy and Environment (iSEE) at the University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana), Founder
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, Government Affairs Committee, Member
  • John Marshall Center for Real Estate Law Advisory Board, Member
  • Institute Of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University of Chicago, Director

News

  • Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Gives $1M to the University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignAugust 10, 2015

    The Alvin H. Baum Family Fund, under the direction of the Fund's president Joel Friedman, has made a gift of $1,000,000 to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This gift will endow the Baum Professor in Environmental Change and Sustainability. The University has made plans to conduct a national search for this Professor, who will act as the Director of the newly…

Education
  • John Marshall Law School, J.D.
  • University of Illinois, B.S. in Accounting
Admissions
  • Illinois
Licenses
  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
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