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Cannabis Industry Lawyer
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Business Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • Illinois, Wisconsin
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Biography

Licensed to practice since 2008, Thomas Howard has represented numerous financial institutions in litigation to enforce their security interests. Over the past decade, he has assisted community banks in complex commercial workouts involving some of the most sophisticated financial products in the banking industry. He has also litigated in contested contract cases on various legal theories.

Since 2015, he has been named both a Rising Star from Super Lawyers and an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers. He also extensively represents secured creditors in various avenues of commercial loan enforcement through all aspects of litigation, from commercial workouts through enforcement of judgments. He often publishes in the area and sits on the Illinois State Bar Association Section Council for Commercial Banking, Bankruptcy and Collections, and has been quoted in numerous publications – including the Wall Street Journal. In 2021, he became a Certified Ganjier.

Uniform Commercial Code issues, replevins, guaranty actions, and bankruptcy. He has successfully resolved numerous multi-million dollar non-performing loans for many community banks throughout Illinois.

Mr. Howard has represented financial institutions and business creditors in commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters. He has a broad experience in real estate mortgage foreclosures, replevins of personal property and suits on notes and guaranties. He also represents creditors in loan workouts and in bankruptcy matters to enforce their rights.

Practice Areas
Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Agricultural Law
Bankruptcy
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Securities Law
Collections
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
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Wisconsin
Wisconsin Court System
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Cannabis Industry Lawyer
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Cannabis Industry Lawyer at the Collateral Base firm serving consulting and selectively accepting legal clients when appropriate.
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Hall & Rustom, L.L.C.
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Attorney
Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC
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Founder
Stumari, LLC
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Education
Marquette University Law School
J.D. (2008)
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Illinois Wesleyan University
B.A. (2002)
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Awards
Emerging Lawyer
Leading Lawyers
2015-2018
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2015-2020
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois
Member
Current
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Certifications
Realtor
IDFPR
Ganjier
Green Flower
Websites & Blogs
Blog
Cannabis Industry Lawyer
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My business law practice
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. I agreed to let a friend use my car for 2 days. After 2 days, my friend informed me he was not returning my car.
A: Yes, that's conversion of your property to his own. You gave him the authority to use the car, not gifted it to him. Tell the cops - if they don't get your car back, you can replevin it - but that's silly the police should go get it. Tell him to return it by such and such date, or you'll have the authorities get it - but cars can leave the jurisdiction pretty easily.
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Contact & Map
Collateral Base, LLC
Chicago Office
150 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
Telephone: (708) 247-5868
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Collateral Base, LLC
Peoria
456 Fulton St.
Ste. 404
Peoria, IL 61602
Telephone: (309) 306-1095
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Collateral Base, LLC
Burlington Office
100 Summit Dr.
Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803
Telephone: (617) 237-0299
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Collateral Base, LLC
Perrysburg Office
133 W 2ND St.
2nd Floor
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Telephone: (312) 741-1009
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Collateral Base, LLC
Detroit Office
6001 Cass Ave
Suite 03-174
Detroit, MI 48202
Telephone: (309) 306-1095
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Collateral Base, LLC
New York Office
300 Great Oaks Blvd
Suite 300-022
Albany, NY 12203
Telephone: (312) 741-1009
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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