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Joel J.H. Funk

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jhart@hartdavidcarson.com
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Phone: 630.395.9496
Fax: 630.395.9451

360 W Butterfield Rd #325
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

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Mikayla Townsend
312.872.8016
mtownsend@hartdavidcarson.com
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Joel J. H. Funk is a transactional corporate attorney representing companies, entrepreneurs, and start-ups in connection with mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and structures, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, asset protection, non-profits, and other corporate governance matters.

Joel also advises clients with estate plans, both simple with the creation of Wills, Revocable Trusts and Powers of Attorney as well as more complex plans for those with large estates and unique assets such as crypto currency, who wish to reduce estate tax exposure and preserve generational wealth with the utilization of Irrevocable Trusts such as Charitable Remainder Trusts, Beneficiary Defector Inheritor’s Trust, and Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts.

As the head of the mergers and acquisitions team at Hart David Carson – Joel has accomplished the successful completion of multi-million-dollar acquisitions for clients in a myriad of industries. Most notably Joel represented Addicting Games in connection with its sale to publicly traded, Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., comprised of cash, stock, and debt in a deal valued at $35 million.

Joel is consistently named one of Illinois’s “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Advocates for his business and estate planning and has again been named an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star for the fifth consecutive year - a designation reserved only for 2.5% of attorneys in the State of Illinois.

Joel received his J.D. and MBA degrees through Valparaiso University and graduated with high honors. His educational experience in business administration coupled with his extensive practical experience in corporate law and entrepreneurial investment, provides him keen insight on administrative, organizational, and contractual matters his clients face, allowing him to take a highly sophisticated approach to every situation regardless of its apparent complexity.

Areas of Focus
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance & General Corporate Counsel
  • Corporate Restructuring and Planning
  • Complex Estate Structuring / Trusts / Executive Asset Protection
  • Private Equity
  • Cryptocurrency
Awards & Recognition
  • Super Lawyer - Rising Star – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • National Advocates Top 40 Under 40 – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Education

J.D., Valparaiso University

M.B.A., Valparaiso University

B.A., Valparaiso University
Political Science & Music

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice State Bar of Illinois
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Dupage County Bar Association

Downers Grove Chamber of Commerce

Illinois State Bar Association

Client Reviews
★★★★★
We have been working closely with HDC for about 4 years now, we trust them for our own legal work and for all of our clients. They have proven themselves to be dependable and hardworking. They have yet to let us down in any capacity. We are looking forward to growing this relationship for us and our clients. Azmi S. (Elmhurst, IL)
★★★★★
I have known the people and Hart David Carson for quite some time now and I can say, with a particularly high degree of confidence, that they are some of the most professional, courteous, and competent lawyers I have ever had the privilege to know. They are attentive, knowledgeable, and really take the time to provide a very personal experience. I would highly recommend anyone to avail themselves of their truly amazing legal services!! Brian N. (Chicago, IL)
★★★★★
These attorneys are the best! They are professional and driven individuals that are passionate about what they do. They listened and worked with me from beginning to end. I strongly encourage using them! You will not be disappointed! Shannon D. (Arlington Heights, IL)