David L. Bea, principal,
focuses on nonprofit law, social enterprises, intellectual property, publishing, contracts, commercial real estate, and general business law. In addition to creating and advising nonprofits in the United States, he has experience advising on the opening and closing of foreign branches and affiliated organizations. Mr. Bea has experience protecting his client’s intellectual property interests in the United States and around the world. His intellectual property clients include publishers, authors, artists, and other creatives. Mr. Bea has presented seminars in connection with the Chicago Bar Association, the IRS TE/GE Advisory Council, The Illinois State Bar Association, Capin Crouse, and numerous other organizations about matters of nonprofit law or intellectual property. He has guest lectured at Wheaton College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has presented seminars and in-service training for creative departments within publishers and other creative companies about trademark law and copyright law. He formerly served as the chair of the Exempt Organizations division of the Federal Tax Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and remains a member of the committee. Mr. Bea received a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to that, he earned a master’s degree at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois and worked for several years as a marketing consultant for nonprofit organizations. He has served on boards or volunteered for several nonprofits.