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  • University of Illinois B.S. Accounting
  • University of Illinois Juris Doctor School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Practice Areas


Urbana, IL

About John
John S. Cobb was  recognized as one of the “Top Ten Business Lawyers in Downstate Illinois” in the Leading Lawyer Network Magazine.  John was past chair of the James Millikin Estate.  John was past chair of the Illinois Secretary of State’s Corporate Acts Advisory Committee and co-authored amendments for the Illinois Franchise Tax and License Fees Act for Illinois business corporations. John serves as a bank director, involved in loan analysis.

John continues to advise on organizational, governance, contracting, acquisition and finance matters; and works closely with other Samuels Miller attorneys to provide succession, estate and charitable planning. John has worked with numerous families to successfully complete succession plans.

John has represented buyers and sellers for acquisitions in the accounting, banking, bottling, broadcasting, construction, insurance, manufacturing, petroleum, pharmaceutical, retail, transportation and vending industries.  He represents business clients with short-term and long-term capital and financing needs requiring sophisticated credit arrangements, including tax exempt municipal bond financing.