Kenneth Davies

Practice Groups:

Business and Corporate Organizations

Construction

Office Locations:

Peoria, IL

Phone: 309.676.0400

Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.853.8700

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Education

  • Juris Doctor, Southern Illinois University, with Honors, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts, College of Wooster, 1991

Year Joined Firm

2016

 

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Kenneth Davies (Of Counsel)

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Ken concentrates his practice in all aspects of commercial law including Limited Liability Companies, C-Corporations, S-Corporation, General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, and Land Trusts. He provides clients with counseling on corporate matters such as initial entity formation, shareholder relations, directors actions, contract review and enforcement, employment covenants not to compete, Stock Purchase Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements, contract negotiations, employment matters, succession plans, due diligence, corporate governance, land acquisition, financing, environmental protection matters, and mergers and acquisitions. Ken has extensive experience in corporate litigation on issues including foreclosure, mechanic liens, construction enforcement, performance bonds, and shopping center and leasehold disputes. His clients include general construction companies, subcontractors, bonding companies, construction managers, orthotics and prosthetic practices, real estate developers, churches, homeowner's associations, nonprofit organizations, landlords, tenants, and retailers.

Currently, Ken is former chair of the Illinois State Bar Association's Real Estate Section Council where he reviewed and proposed legislation for the state of Illinois and oversaw the Real Estate Section Council's CLE program. He has participated in the drafting of various pieces of legislation, including the passage of the Transfer on Death Instrument Act. Ken also serves as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association's Construction Law Section Council. In addition to practicing law, Ken educates other attorneys throughout the state on real estate and trust-related issues, pending litigation, and construction law.

Prior to joining Heyl Royster, Ken spent 16 years in private practice, including eight years as a sole practitioner/small business owner.

Reported Cases

  • Downey v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., 266 F.3d 675 (7th Cir. 2001)
  • Lunini v. Grayeb, et al., 395 F.3d 761 (7th Cir. 2005)

Real Estate/Commercial Law Instructor

  • Instructor, Half Moon Education
  • Instructor, Lorman Education Services

Professional Associations

  • Peoria County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • 2016-2017 Ex-Officio, Real Estate Section Council
    • 2016-2017 Member Construction Law Section Council
    • 2015-2016 Chair, Real Estate Section Council
    • 2010-2013 Chair, Legislative Committee, Real Estate Section Council
  • Peoria Chamber of Commerce

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Federal Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Community Involvement

  • Peoria Notre Dame High School, Assistant Lacrosse Coach, Boys Varsity Team
  • St. Paul Episcopal Church, Current Member
  • Peoria Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, Former Advisory Board Member
  • Rotary Club of Illinois, Former Member
  • Community volunteer