Creighton R. Castle

Creighton R. Castle: Attorney with Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes, P.C. AV stamp icon
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Creighton Castle is the President and Managing Partner of Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C.

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.

Professional Associations:

Sangamon County Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Civic Participation:

SUSA Booster Club, a supporting organization of the Springfield Park District's Springfield USA Swim Team

-Treasurer and Board Member

Elizabeth Ann Seton Program

-Board Member

Panther Creek Country Club

-Past Board Member and Past President

Rotary Club of Midtown Springfield

-Charter Member, 2002-Present

-President 2008-2009

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Federal & State Taxation
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Business Formation & Transaction
  • Recent Business Transactions/Contracts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
217-303-8465  Phone
(217) 525-1710  Fax
University Attended:
Illinois State University, B.S., Accounting, Accounting, 1989; Illinois State University, M.S., Accounting, 1990
Law School Attended:
John Marshall Law School, J.D., Journal of Computer & Information Law, 1993; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation, 1994
Year of First Admission:
1995, District of Columbia; 1993, Illinois

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Springfield, Illinois

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