Cook County Commission on 

Social Innovation

118 N. Clark, RM 567

c/0 District 7

Chicago, IL 60602



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Marc J. Lane

A nationally recognized business and tax attorney and financial adviser, practices law at The Law Offices of Marc J. Lane, P.C. in Chicago.

He is an expert on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance, and an influential advocate of best corporate governance practices. Twice a recipient of the Illinois State Bar Association's Lincoln Award, Marc, a “Leading Illinois Attorney” and “Illinois Super Lawyer,” has consistently earned an "AV® Preeminent™" rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, the highest ranking awarded. Martindale-Hubbell also includes him in its Bar Registry of Preeminent Attorneys.  

By appointment of then Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, he chaired the state’s Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise; and by appointment of Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, now serves as Vice Chairperson of the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation.

An innovator in helping corporations, social enterprises, foundations, investors, lenders and philanthropists leverage capital to maximize financial results while driving positive social change, Marc has taught both Entrepreneurial Finance and Social Enterprise at Northwestern University School of Law.  

Marc is the pioneer behind the Advocacy Investing® approach to socially responsible and mission-related investing and the force behind Illinois’ Low-profit Limited Liability Company (L3C) legislation which authorizes the hybrid business form that can leverage foundations' program-related investments to access trillions of dollars of market-driven capital for ventures with modest financial prospects, but the possibility of major social impact.