Harold B. (Hal) Oakley
Chairman, Schmiedeskamp Robertson Neu & Mitchell LLP

Hal Oakley focuses his practice on corporate and other business law including transactional healthcare law. He is engaged in the acquisition and disposition of businesses and business segments, the creation of joint ventures, the development of contractual relationships among business parties, and advising on corporate governance. As an outgrowth of his business practice, which began with a large St. Louis law firm in 1993, Oakley is also engaged in estate planning, including business and wealth succession planning, for many individual clients. He is licensed to practice in Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and Colorado.

Selected Activities
Quincy Media, Inc. – Secretary & Board of Directors. QMI is a private, family owned multi-media company headquartered in Quincy, Illinois, with broadcast, print and interactive platforms operated in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Lincoln Academy of Illinois– Board of Directors. The Academy is dedicated to recognizing contributions made to society by living Illinoisans, encouraging public service, and investing in developing principled leadership for the future.
Quincy University – Board of Trustees. QU is a 160-year-old Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts, residential university located in Quincy, Illinois.
Advocacy Network for Children Foundation – Board of Directors. The Foundation provides funding and support for efforts in west central Illinois to protect and uphold the rights of children when wrongs have been committed against them.
Transitions Foundation – Board of Directors. The Foundation providing funding and support for an array of mental health, rehabilitation and educational services in west-central Illinois.

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law (J.D., 1993, Order of the Coif)
Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri (B.A., 1990, cum laude)
Studied at Albert Ludwigs Universitat in Freiburg im Breisgau (1989)

20 Under 40 Showcase in west-central Illinois and northeast Missouri – 2007
Designated “Leading Lawyer” – 2019, 2020