John Fox Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
John Fox

John Fox

Attorney at Law

Chicago
Illinois
Licensed in
IL
Chicago-Kent College of Law
5.0 5
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About
John graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law and has a bachelor's degree in History from the University of Illinois. His practice areas include business law, commercial contracts, fundraising, and environmental strategy and advocacy. He often works with entrepreneurs at for-profit and non-profit companies and loves seeing big ideas come to life through practical, reasoned advice.
2
Years
experience

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"John is incredibly responsive and meticulous in his review. Even if he is not familiar with the legal matter at hand, he utilizes all resources to get up to speed on the subject matter, or connect you to the appropriate individual who can assist you. I highly recommend his services!"

Licensing and Service Contracts
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

""John Fox goes above and beyond on ALL of his work. He has been my startups lawyer for a few months now, and has been nothing short of spectacular. He really knows his stuff, and has helped us with all of our startup legal needs tremendously." - Jake Obremski, CEO Dablr Inc."

Setup and Fundraising
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Land Matters LLC

Owner - Attorney

Feb 2018 - Present

• Client matters include: Entity setup and structure, fundraising, third-party contracts, permits, general property
• Integrate with small firms on project basis for corporate transactional, property, and litigation matters

Feb 2018 - Present

Autobon AI

Legal and Operations

Oct 2017 - Feb 2018

• Transitioned legal structure from a single corporation to holding company with subsidiaries
• Drafted and managed order agreements, license agreements, services contracts, and employee/IC contracts
• Brought product to market by coordinating shift to a new business model: Set daily and weekly tasks; Determined milestones; Collected reports from the engineering team
• Negotiated discussion par

Oct 2017 - Feb 2018

Horwood Marcus & Berk

Clerk

Aug 2016 - May 2017

• Conducted due diligence for M&A transactions
• Met desired closing date for Series B funding rounds by following closing list and drafting shareholder resolutions, shareholder option agreements and opinion of company counsel; redlined other documents
• Legal research: securities laws; state tax nexus laws; renewable energy credits and incentives (50 state survey)
• Supported commercial real esta

Aug 2016 - May 2017

Illinois Commerce Commission

Clerk

May 2016 - Aug 2016

• Researched energy regulations; compared regulations in other jurisdictions for impending ICC issues
• Drafted reply motions for the General Counsel’s office in utility rate case proceeding

May 2016 - Aug 2016

Illinois Pollution Control Board

Clerk

Jan 2016 - Jul 2016

• Researched state and watershed water quality trading (WQT) programs throughout the United States; Compiled research into memorandum analyzing current efforts and failed attempts at WQT;
• Credited on white paper for Illinois Water Quality Trading Program (available upon request)
• Drafted memorandum for Board member positions on landfill siting and best management practices (BMP)
• Helped hea

Jan 2016 - Jul 2016

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