I am a lifelong resident of the North suburbs of Chicago. Born in Evanston, IL, grew up in Glenview, IL. I attend New Trier and Glenbrook (North) High Schools. I belong to the New Christian Church (Swedenborgian) in Glenview. I live in Green Oaks, IL (between Libertyville and Lake Bluff) with my wife, MaryCate and son, Linscott II. Scott is a recent graduate of Southern Illinois University (Carbondale), and MaryCate graduated from Barat College in Lake Forest, IL.
I was a partner with my father and brother in the law firm of Fred B. Hanson (Associated). My grandfather, Roscoe Linscott Roberts was a Chicago lawyer from 1894 until his death in 1948. One of my great grand fathers was a lawyer in Missouri after the War of Southern Rebellion. One daughter, Nancy Skarda Bishop is a lawyer in Orlando, Florida.
MaryCate and I have a winter home in Bonita Springs, Florida, and have been delighted to find how many friends and neighbors for Chicagoland have homes there, too.
I served as President of the Rampant Lion Foundation, a 501(c)(3) educational foundation created by and related to Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (the Dekes) until 2010. I'm also the Secretary of our Forest Lake Homeowners Association. I support the Friends of Gummi, a no kill animal shelter in Naples, Florida, where MaryCate works, and I am a member of Attorneys for Animals, a Michigan animal law group.
I have written and spoken for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education since publication of my first book "The Illinois Corporation System" in 1978. I have written two other versions of that book as well as a companion "Illinois LLC System." I have been a guest lecturer at most of the Chicago area law schools and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
I like to cook, particularly to bake bread (no bread machines, please). We live on one of the Toll Road lakes, and have a small sailboat in our back yard. Pleasure reading includes audio books for my 30-40 minute daily commute to my Park Ridge, IL office.