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consultant , lawyer , real estate broker

Gerard Albert Para, American lawyer, real estate broker, consultant. Bar: Illinois 1977, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1977, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1977, Federal Trial Bar. 1984; licensed real estate broker, Illinois, 1981.

Background

Para, Gerard Albert was born on June 27, 1953 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. Son of Bruno Joseph and Bernice Agnes Para.

Education

Bachelor with honor, De Paul University, 1973. Juris Doctor, De Paul University, 1976.

Career

Judicial law clerk Ill Appellate Court (1st district), Chicago, 1977-1978. Divisional counsel Household International Franchisor Divisions, Prospect Heights, 1978-1985. Vice president Bannockburn (Illinois) Park Concepts, Inc., 1986-1993.

Director real estate operations, assistant general counsel Ben Franklin Stores, Carol Stream, Illinois, 1994-1996. Vice president, general counsel DiMucci Development Corporation, Palatine, 1996-1997. General counsel Urban Investment Trust Inc., Chicago, 1998-1999.

Principal Franchise ESQ.sm, Lincolnshire, since 1999. Arbitrator 19th Judicial Circuit, Lake County, since 1999, 18th Judicial Circuit, DuPage County, since 2000, Circuit Court of Cook County, since 2000. Candidate 19th Judicial Circuit Judge, Democratic Party, Lake and McHenry Counties, 2002.

Real estate broker, Long Grove, Illinois, since 1987. Franchise consultant Elliotts' Off Broadway Deli, Oak Brook, Illinois, since 1993, Hollywood Tanning Systems, Inc., Sewell, New Jersey, since 2007. Interim executive director Young Women’s Christian Association of Rockford, Illinois, 2006.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1977, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1977, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1977, Federal Trial Bar. 1984; licensed real estate broker, Illinois, 1981.

Membership

Assistant coach Little League Buffalo Grove Recreation Association, Illinois, 1988—2000. Assistant scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Long Grove, 1995—2001. Member American Bar Association, International Council Shopping Centers, International Corporation Real Estate Executives (board directors Chicago chapter 1999-2002), Chicago Bar Association, International Franchise Association, Council Franchise Suppliers.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Lap swimming, boating, scuba diving, weightlifting.

Connections

Married Gayle Louise Keegan, September 15, 1979. Children; Eric, Teresa.

father:
Bruno Joseph

mother:
Bernice Agnes Para

spouse:
Gayle Louise Keegan