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The HMBR family has suffered a profound loss as we sadly share the news of the passing of Edward M. Hogan, one of our firm’s founding partners.  Ed died unexpectantly, but peacefully on February 16th.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A.), Loyola University (M.B.A) and the Kent College of Law (J.D.), Ed and his brother, Hon. Thomas L. Hogan, started Hogan & Hogan in 1985.  In 1993, with his wife Carol, and his friend and colleague of many years, John P. Marren, they formed a new firm to serve the labor and health care communities.

Ed was actively involved in governmental, regulatory and legislative issues in labor, education, banking, real estate and commercial law, as well as litigation and alternative resolution activities on behalf of the firm’s clients. He had extensive experience in the regulatory aspects of labor organizations, labor-management cooperation committees, benefit funds, health care providers and financial institutions.  He counseled his clients in complex state and federal ERISA matters, fidelity and wage and fringe benefit bond litigation and in related bankruptcy and court proceedings.  Ed also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Loretto Hospital. 

Ed’s easy-going personality and constant smile had a way of making everyone he met feel like a lifelong friend.  His commitment to family, especially to his late wife, Carol, is truly Ed’s legacy.   “Hoagy” as he was lovingly called by his numerous nieces and nephews was more than an uncle, and was always at the center of their family gatherings. 

Ed is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Carol Collins Hogan, and his sister, Mary Ann (Richard Leusch).  He is survived by his brothers, Thomas Hogan (Kathy), Patrick Hogan (Ginny) and Joseph Hogan (Maureen) and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Illinois General Assembly House Resolution HR0107 Adopted: a Memorial to Edward Hogan

A House Resolution was adopted by the Illinois General Assembly this month as a Memorial to Edward M. Hogan, one of our founding partners.  Ed passed away on February 16th. This is a wonderful tribute to Ed and his...

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