Lietz, Banner & Ford is a comprehensive law firm which endeavors to exceed our client's expectations. Gary Lietz, Del Banner and Kelly Ford each emphasize specialized areas of practice and combine to assist each other in general areas of civil practice.
The emphasis of the practice of Gary Lietz is business litigation, especially in employment law, from both the management perspective and select employees. Del Banner emphasizes estate and business planning, and has extensive experience in agricultural law and finance. Kelly Ford specializes in real estate subdivision and property development projects, and estate planning.
All three members were partners with Hinshaw & Culbertson, a national law firm centered in Chicago, Illinois. In October of 1999 they opened their practice.
Representative clients include University of Illinois, Farm Credit Services, Royal Properties, First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign-Urbana, Grand Prairie Cooperative, Inc., Ironwood Builders, Signature Construction, Stonecrest Builders, Illinois Concrete, American Dairy Science Association, Community Bankers Assocation, Kurland Steel, Inc., and Tile Specialists, Inc.