Reinhart Shareholder Makeever Elected President of Winnebago County Bar Association

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ROCKFORD – Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. (Reinhart) shareholder Jeffery J. Makeever has been elected President of the Winnebago County Bar Association (WCBA). The WCBA promotes and supports the practice of law and the administration of justice according to the highest standards while also serving its members through education, collegiality and opportunities for public service.

Makeever served as Vice President of the WCBA for the past two years, previously served on the WCBA's Board of Directors and was President of the Winnebago County Bar Foundation. His other board service has included serving as President of the Discovery Center Museum's Board of Directors, President of the Riverfront Museum Park's Board of Directors, member of the University of Illinois College of Medicine's Advisory Board for its Masters in Medical Biotechnology Degree Program and member of the Montessori Learning Path's Board of Directors. Makeever also is a current member of the Forest Hills Country Club Board of Directors.

Makeever is the managing shareholder of the firm's Rockford office and chair of Reinhart's Intellectual Property Practice. He serves a wide range of university, individual, and corporate clients in a variety of industries including aerospace, consumer products and components, industrial equipment, medical research and equipment, and consumer software.

Makeever's clientele includes multinational clients headquartered in both the United States and Europe, as well as research universities. He frequently functions as a trusted advisor to senior management and to clients' in-house counsel, providing advice regarding forward planning and the training of engineering and marketing personnel.

Makeever earned his B.S.E.E., with honors, from Ohio Northern University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from John Marshall Law School where he graduated first in his class and fourth overall.


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