Eugene J. Hanses, Jr.

Gene Hanses counsels and represents public and private sector clients with respect to real estate transactions, commercial and contractual relationships and disputes and real property tax assessment law. Gene practices from the Firm’s Collinsville office and serves clients with legal concerns arising in both Illinois and Missouri.

Prior to joining the firm, Gene served for more than ten years with the Law Department for the City of St. Louis. As an Associate City Counselor, he provided representation and consultation to a municipal corporation, its elected officials and cabinet-level officers. Gene served as lead counsel for a variety of transactional and other commercial projects, with a substantial emphasis on matters pertaining to real property acquisition, disposition, valuation, tax assessment and related legislative and civil actions. He previously maintained a private legal practice and worked as a licensed Missouri real estate sales agent.

Additionally, Gene is certified by the Illinois State Board of Education to provide school board member leadership training required under Section 5/10-16a of the Illinois School Code.

Recent Presentations 

  • TIF and PTAB Cases from the Basics to the Advanced, Illinois ASBO & IASPA (October 2018)
  • Legislative Update, MVASBO Regional Meeting (September 2018)
  • 2018 Legal Updates, Wabash & Ohio Valley Special Education District, Superintendents' Special Education Academy (July 2018)
  • Title IX Compliance, Regional Office of Education 41 (February 2018)
  • Public Bidding: From the Basics to the Advanced, Illinois ASBO & IASPA (October 2017)
  • Procurement Ethics, Illinois Community College Chief Financial Officers (October 2017)
  • Community College Bidding, Critical Contract Language, and Statutory Requirements, Kaskaskia College, Procurement and Contracting Workshop (October 2017)
  • 2017 Legal Update: Digest of Bills Passed; Educators’ and Students’ First Amendment Rights; Internet Use and Social Media, Wabash & Ohio Valley Special Education District, Superintendent’s Special Education Academy (July 2017)
  • Ethical Requirements for Park Commissioners, Illinois Association of Park Districts Boot Camp (May 2017)
  • Educators' and Students' First Amendment Rights, Urbana School District 116 Winter Institute (February 2017)
  • Internet Use and Social Media, Urbana School District 116 Winter Institute (February 2017)
  • School Construction From Start to Finish, Regional Conference, Illinois ASBO (October 2016)
  • Significant Changes to Student Disciplinary Standards and Procedures Due to SB 100, Bi-County Institute, Regional Office of Education #45 (October, 2016)
  • Significant Changes to Student Disciplinary Standards and Procedures Due to SB 100, Principal Conference, Regional Office of Education #40 (November 2016)
  • Legal Updates, Mississippi Valley Association of School Business Officials (September 2016)
  • Digest of Bills Passed and Recent FOIA and OMA Laws of Interest, Wabash and Ohio Valley Special Education District - Superintendent's Special Education Academy (July 2016)
  • Fund Expenditures: Risk Management Plans and The County School Facility Occupation Tax, Illinois Association of School Administrators Western Region Member Meeting (January 2016)
  • Managing Technology in the School Environment: Legal Issues and Practical Tips for School Administrators, Regional Office of Education #13 (November 2015)
  • School Law Developments, Regional Office of Education #40 (September 2015)
  • Back to Basics: Student Discipline and Bullying, Regional Office of Education #40 (April 2015)
  • Back to Basics: Student Discipline and Bullying, 2015 WIU Law Conference (March 2015)

Eugene J. Hanses, Jr.

Education

  • J.D., Washington University, 1990
  • B.A., Northwestern University, 1987

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Missouri

Organizations

  • Illinois Association of School Business Officials
  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys
  • National Council of School Attorneys

Eugene J. Hanses, Jr.

Eugene J. Hanses, Jr.

Partner, Collinsville Office
ph: 618.343.3540
fax:618.343.3546
ehanses@robbins-schwartz.com

Gene Hanses counsels and represents public and private sector clients with respect to real estate transactions, commercial and contractual relationships and disputes and real property tax assessment law. Gene practices from the Firm’s Collinsville office and serves clients with legal concerns arising in both Illinois and Missouri.

Prior to joining the firm, Gene served for more than ten years with the Law Department for the City of St. Louis. As an Associate City Counselor, he provided representation and consultation to a municipal corporation, its elected officials and cabinet-level officers. Gene served as lead counsel for a variety of transactional and other commercial projects, with a substantial emphasis on matters pertaining to real property acquisition, disposition, valuation, tax assessment and related legislative and civil actions. He previously maintained a private legal practice and worked as a licensed Missouri real estate sales agent.

Additionally, Gene is certified by the Illinois State Board of Education to provide school board member leadership training required under Section 5/10-16a of the Illinois School Code.

Recent Presentations 

  • TIF and PTAB Cases from the Basics to the Advanced, Illinois ASBO & IASPA (October 2018)
  • Legislative Update, MVASBO Regional Meeting (September 2018)
  • 2018 Legal Updates, Wabash & Ohio Valley Special Education District, Superintendents' Special Education Academy (July 2018)
  • Title IX Compliance, Regional Office of Education 41 (February 2018)
  • Public Bidding: From the Basics to the Advanced, Illinois ASBO & IASPA (October 2017)
  • Procurement Ethics, Illinois Community College Chief Financial Officers (October 2017)
  • Community College Bidding, Critical Contract Language, and Statutory Requirements, Kaskaskia College, Procurement and Contracting Workshop (October 2017)
  • 2017 Legal Update: Digest of Bills Passed; Educators’ and Students’ First Amendment Rights; Internet Use and Social Media, Wabash & Ohio Valley Special Education District, Superintendent’s Special Education Academy (July 2017)
  • Ethical Requirements for Park Commissioners, Illinois Association of Park Districts Boot Camp (May 2017)
  • Educators' and Students' First Amendment Rights, Urbana School District 116 Winter Institute (February 2017)
  • Internet Use and Social Media, Urbana School District 116 Winter Institute (February 2017)
  • School Construction From Start to Finish, Regional Conference, Illinois ASBO (October 2016)
  • Significant Changes to Student Disciplinary Standards and Procedures Due to SB 100, Bi-County Institute, Regional Office of Education #45 (October, 2016)
  • Significant Changes to Student Disciplinary Standards and Procedures Due to SB 100, Principal Conference, Regional Office of Education #40 (November 2016)
  • Legal Updates, Mississippi Valley Association of School Business Officials (September 2016)
  • Digest of Bills Passed and Recent FOIA and OMA Laws of Interest, Wabash and Ohio Valley Special Education District - Superintendent's Special Education Academy (July 2016)
  • Fund Expenditures: Risk Management Plans and The County School Facility Occupation Tax, Illinois Association of School Administrators Western Region Member Meeting (January 2016)
  • Managing Technology in the School Environment: Legal Issues and Practical Tips for School Administrators, Regional Office of Education #13 (November 2015)
  • School Law Developments, Regional Office of Education #40 (September 2015)
  • Back to Basics: Student Discipline and Bullying, Regional Office of Education #40 (April 2015)
  • Back to Basics: Student Discipline and Bullying, 2015 WIU Law Conference (March 2015)

Education

  • J.D., Washington University, 1990
  • B.A., Northwestern University, 1987

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Missouri

Organizations

  • Illinois Association of School Business Officials
  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys
  • National Council of School Attorneys

Practice Areas