Creighton's practice focuses primarily on business transactions and taxation matters. His accomplishments include:
Federal & State Taxation - Creighton's experience as a CPA, a masters degree in tax law and 16 years of professional experience make him a valuable resource in complex tax matters. He has successfully litigated and negotiated a number of tax matters for Illinois State agencies. He has also appeared before the Illinois Department of Revenue and Internal Revenue Service on behalf of clients.
Real Estate Transactions - Creighton facilitates sales of commercial real estate transactions.
Business Formation & Transaction - The number of businesses (both privately or publicly held) and not-for-profit organizations Creighton has assisted ranges into the hundreds. He has evaluated new businesses and determined the appropriate entity to serve the client's business and tax requirements. His clients include a number of not-for-profit organizations; he has assisted in their initial incorporation and acquisition of SOl(c) status and their ongoing management of legal issues.
Recent Business Transactions/Contracts - Creighton recently managed the sale of several nursing home & industrial facilities for clients. Creighton was also instrumental in the sale of several major beer distributorships.
Registered Certified Public Accountant-Illinois
Previous Professional Experience:
Ernst & Young LLP, Tax Manager, 1994-2000
Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe, Associate Attorney, 2000-2002
Co-author, "New FDIC Rules Simplify Insurance of Account Issues For Living Trust Accounts," Illinois Reporter, May/June 2004, at 6.
Co-author, "Stop the Confusion: Simplifying a Financial Institution's Account Directives for a Depositor's Revocable Trust Account, Illinois Reporter," May/June 2003, at 7.
Sangamon County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
SUSA Booster Club, a supporting organization of the Springfield Park District's Springfield USA Swim Team
-Treasurer and Board Member
Elizabeth Ann Seton Program
Panther Creek Country Club
-Past Board Member and Past President
Rotary Club of Midtown Springfield
-Charter Member, 2002-Present
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