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Andrew Besdin Kagan, American lawyer, educator. Bar: Illinois 1980, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1980, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1980, United States Tax Court 1994. Recipient American Jurisprudence award Lawyer's Cooperative Public Company, Rochester, New York, 1980.


Kagan, Andrew Besdin was born on April 26, 1949 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of David Bernard and Irene Sylvia (Besdin) Kagan.


Bachelor in Psychology, Syracuse University, 1971. Master of Arts in Psychiatric Social Work, University Chicago, 1975. Juris Doctor with honors, Rutgers University, 1980.


Psychiatric social worker Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1971-1973, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, 1975-1977. Associate Mandel, Lipton & Stevenson, Ltd., 1980-1982. Sole practice, 1982-1985.

Of counsel Lawrence Y. Schwartz, Ltd., Lincolnwood, Illinois, since 1985. Arbitrator, commercial panel American Arbitration Association, Chicago, 1984, Better Business Bureau, Chicago, 1984. Instructor Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, 1984.


Member Community Development Citizens' Advisory Council, Village of Oak Park, Illinois, 1986. Member Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (lawyer referral service 1984).