Meet Our CEO: John S. Elias
John S. Elias is the CEO and driving force behind MSCG. Mr. Elias is a graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D.); and earned a Master of Law in Taxation from New York University. Mr. Elias also earned a Master’s degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University, England (which he attended under a Reynolds Scholarship) and a BA degree in Economics from Dartmouth College (summa cum laude, phi beta kappa). Mr. Elias is currently Chairman and CEO of Elias, Meginnes & Seghetti, P.C, a Peoria, Illinois based business boutique law firm. Prior to that, Mr. Elias was partner-in-charge of the Peoria Office of Keck, Mahin & Cate, a Chicago based law firm that at one point had about 400 lawyers. Mr. Elias is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, has a perfect “10” rating from Avvo (a lawyer rating service) and has for many years been selected as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in several business/tax related categories and an Illinois Super Lawyer in the Mergers & Acquisitions category. In addition to Illinois, Mr. Elias also previously practiced law as a bar member in New York, Massachusetts, and Ohio. Mr. Elias is also past Chairman of the Tax Section of the Illinois Bar Association. Mr. Elias is on the Board of Directors of the Daniel J. Elias Memorial Foundation, which is actively engaged in philanthropic activities and is operated by Mr. Elias’ spouse, Cynthia L. Elias.