University Related Organizations

The Office of University Counsel provides advice and counsel to University Related Organizations, which are defined by the Illinois Legislative Audit Commission Guidelines as University foundations, athletic associations, alumni associations, and corporate outgrowths.


  • University Related Organizations Created by Board of Trustees (i.e., Illinois Research Park, LLC; Illinois Global Gateway, LLC;  Illinois Ventures, LLC; Wolcott, Wood & Taylor, Inc.; Prairieland Energy, Inc.; and Shield T3, LLC). Attorneys serve as legal counsel to these organizations and provide advice concerning formation and governance as well as various employment, financial, tax, and other operational issues.
  • University of Illinois Foundation - The Foundation has its own legal department.
  • University of Illinois Alumni Association - The attorneys provide guidance on matters related to the operations of the Alumni Association.