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Zachary L. Beaver Associate

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
    Indiana

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

Education

Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2018

Indiana University Northwest, B.A. in Political Science and Government, summa cum laude, 2012

Zachary L. Beaver is a Corporate Finance attorney in the Business Services Department of Dykema's Chicago office. Zack partners with financial institutions and businesses in commercial lending and real estate finance transactions.

Experience

Conflict resolution and negotiation are crucial skills Zack has honed over nearly a decade in public service. Having spent three years on active duty in the United States Army as an infantryman and nearly seven years as an Indiana State trooper, Zack's perspective is unique. His training and experience have helped him understand people in a way that is practical and empathetic. By applying lessons learned in combat in Iraq and as a trooper, Zack thrives in even the most chaotic situations ­ with sound judgment and a calming demeanor ­to help bring about well­-reasoned and desirable outcomes.

Real estate is also a burgeoning portion of Zack's practice. Prior to joining Dykema, Zack worked as a banking litigation and real estate associate at a mid­-size firm in Chicago. Real estate investors and developers rely on him to negotiate purchase and sale agreements, structure lease transactions, and navigate the political and legal nuances encountered during municipal zoning and permitting applications. In workout matters, Zack leveraged his knowledge and life experience to thoughtfully counsel clients.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Lake County (Indiana) Bar Association

Community/Civic Activities

Giving back to the community is ingrained in Zack; in high school he was a volunteer at the Lake County Sheriff's Office in Indiana and in college he was a volunteer police officer for the Lowell Police Department. In addition, Zack served for two years as an executive board member on the Indiana State Police Alliance, which was the successor to the State Police Union, representing approximately 200 sworn officers. In January 2019, Zack was elected to serve in his first political office and is currently serving a four-­year term on the Winfield Township Board as a Board Member.

  • Winfield Township Board Member (January 2019 ­ Present)
  • Indiana State Police Alliance (June 2017 ­ March 2019)

Zack is active in the community in other ways too; since 2010, he has participated in the Chicago Marathon five times, completed numerous half­-marathons, and in 2017, he finished the Muncie Half Ironman race.