Joel is a member of 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.
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…