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Kenneth Davies

Peoria, IL
Chicago, IL

Joined Firm in 2016

Throughout Ken’s 20+ year legal career, he has drafted legislation, taught and mentored law students, and advised and represented clients with focus, compassion, and steadfast guidance.

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  • Agribusiness Practice Chair
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Kenneth Davies

Attorney in Peoria, IL

Ken has more than 20 years of experience representing and advising clients in property and asset acquisition, zoning, special use permits, mergers, and cooperatives, offering comprehensive transactional, regulatory, financing, and legal experience across the real estate and agribusiness sectors.

With experience in construction-related financing, including conventional financing, mezzanine financing, and government-backed financing, Ken's commercial law expertise includes the formation, and representation of, Limited Liability Companies, C-Corporations, S-Corporations, General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, and Land Trusts. Additionally, his corporate litigation practice focuses on issues including foreclosure, mechanic liens, construction enforcement, performance bonds, shopping center, and leasehold disputes.

A Partner in the Peoria office, Ken has participated in drafting various pieces of legislation, including the passage of the Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument Act. In addition to practicing law, Ken shares his experiences to educate other attorneys throughout the state on real estate, as well as construction-related and agribusiness issues. He also served as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association's Construction Law Section Council.



J.D., Southern Illinois University, Honors

B.A., College of Wooster

Licensure(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Professional Affiliations

Illinois State Bar Association

Real Estate Section Council, Ex Officio (2016 – 2017)

Construction Law Section Council, Member (2016 – 2018) 

Real Estate Section Council, Chair (2015 – 2016) 

Legislative Committee, Real Estate Section Council, Chair (2010 – 2013) 

Peoria Chamber of Commerce

Peoria County Bar Association

Community Involvement

Peoria Notre Dame High School, Assistant Lacrosse Coach, Boys Varsity

Peoria Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, Former Advisory Board Member


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