Steve Bochenek began the practice of law in 1977. Mr. Bochenek served as Chairman of the Illinois State Bar Association, Real Estate Law Section, in 1992 and 1993. In addition, he is a member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys and the legal section of the American Society of Association Executives.
Sorling Northrup includes attorneys who have worked at regulatory agencies and legislative office in the Illinois State Capitol. These attorneys represent the interests of statewide and national clients before the Illinois General Assembly and state and federal regulatory agencies.
Our legislative practice has gained recognition for its representation of trade associations on major utility, environmental, health care, education, tax, political, real estate, insurance, retirement system, gaming, and insurance legislation. We advise clients on legislative strategy, meet with members of the Illinois General Assembly and respective staff, draft legislation, prepare advocacy materials and testimony, and, when appropriate, testify on behalf of our clients. Our firm has successfully advocated inclusion, revision, and elimination of provisions in various pending legislative matters.
The firm's legislative practice combines with its expertise in civil law to provide specialized trade association counseling. The firm counsels associations of businesses, individuals, and charitable organizations on all aspects of the day-to-day operations of such organizations. The firm regularly advises trade associations on antitrust, political contribution, ethics, corporate, contribution solicitation and reporting, public registration, lobbyist reporting, insurance, liability, tax, employment, and real estate aspects of operations. Trade associations enjoy the benefit of receiving legislative and substantive civil legal advice from one entity.