Fred Joseph Beer
PERSONAL BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION
Fred was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 22, 1965 and currently resides in Gilberts, Illinois with his wife, Pam.
Fred attended Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. In 1987, Fred passed the Certified Public Accountant examination. Thereafter, Fred attended the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois. He received his juris doctor degree, cum laude, in 1990.
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS AND EXPERIENCE
Fred is both a litigation and transactional lawyer. Fred is also a Certified Public Accountant and previously worked as a tax attorney for the international public accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche. His unique background allows him to provide a full range of personalized legal services to achieve his client's goals in an efficient and economical manner. He strongly believes that proper planning and counseling with active client participation allow his clients to avoid potential legal problems and resolve legal disputes. In those instances where a litigation is necessary, Fred zealously advocates his client's position. Fred has been a partner at Brady & Jensen since January 1, 2001.
Fred provides a variety of legal services to individuals and businesses in the following areas:
Personal Injury Litigation (i.e Auto Accidents)
Worker's Compensation (i.e. Work Injuries)
Employment Discrimination (i.e. Wrongful Discharge & Sexual Harassment)
Commercial Litigation (i.e. Business Disputes)
Tax Disputes (i.e. Audits, Offers in Compromise, Tax Court)
Business Planning (i.e Business Purchase & Sale Agreements)
Entity Selection (i.e Incorporation, Partnership, Limited Liability Co.)
Estate Administration (i.e. Probate, Will Contest)
FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION
Fred provides free initial consultation to determine if potential clients can benefit from his legal services.
Areas of Practice
- 20% Personal Injury
- 20% Workers' Compensation
- 20% Commercial Litigation
- 10% Tax Compliance and Research
- 10% Business Transactions, Incorporations, Etc.
- 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certified Legal Specialties
- Certified Public Accountant
- Illinois, 1990
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1990
- U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1996
- U.S. Tax Court, 1992
- John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
- J.D. (Cum Laude)
- Law Review: John Marshall Law Review, 1988 - 1990
- Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
- B.S. - 1987
- Honors: With Honors
- Major: Accounting
Past Employment Positions
- Deloitte & Touch, Tax Attorney, 1990 - 1991
- Delta Sigma Phi