Elizabeth T. Arcot

Elizabeth T. Arcot

Peoria, Illinois
phone 309-676-1381
fax 309-676-0324

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Elizabeth T. Arcot is a Partner/Shareholder with Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick, P.C. She is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois.

A native of Peoria, Elizabeth is a 2004 graduate of Richwoods High School. Following high school, she attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Elizabeth received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law. She has additional study in law through Trinity University in Dublin, Ireland and Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. During law school, she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Corporation Law and authored an article in the area of international intellectual property law.

Elizabeth practices in trust and estate law, financial planning, real estate, and corporate planning.  She specializes in landlord/tenant law, estate/trust litigation, and residential/commercial real estate. Elizabeth regularly litigates matters in court.

Elizabeth is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Peoria County Bar Association.   She currently serves as co-chair of Prairie State Legal Services' Campaign Committee and is a trustee on the board of the Peoria Historical Society. She resides in Peoria with her husband and son.


Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 2011


University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 2011
Doctor of Jurisprudence

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, 2008
Bachelor of Science
Major: Psychology
Honors: Dean’s List, National Psychology Honor Society

Published Work:

Apocalypse Soon: How the Implementation of Web Services Changes the Game for Extraterritoriality, 36 J. Corp. L. 239 (2011)

Brian D. Mooty

Brian D. Mooty

Peoria, Illinois
phone 309-676-1381
fax 309-676-0324

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Brian Mooty is a member of the law firm of Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White and Frederick P.C.

Brian was admitted to the practice of law in Illinois in 1986. He concentrates his practice in real estate law and represents both buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate. Brian also assists many clients with commercial real estate issues including sales and acquisitions, leasing, property tax assessments and exemptions, development, subdivisions, zoning, environmental problems and status of title and title insurance. Brian's real estate practice also includes public housing and the development of mixed finance affordable housing and local government law. Brian's firm is an agent of the Attorneys Title Guarantee Fund and he has personally acted as title agent on numerous transactions and has issued many real estate title commitments and title policies as a title agent. He has an extensive practice assisting landlords with leasing and evictions. Brian also represents condominium and homeowners associations.

Current/Past Affiliations or Offices Held:

Brian serves on the Methodist Hospital Board and was on the executive committee of the Neighborhood House for years.

Brian has been active in the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of the Chamber's Community Leadership School and Political Action School, Brian served as a Chamber Ambassador, as a member of the Chamber's Government committee. Brian was also a member of the Peoria Jaycees for several years including serving as the chapter's Management Vice President. Brian has also been a volunteer for the Nature Conservancy. He is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Peoria and his family is a member of Illinois Wildlife Prairie State Park and Lakeview Museum.

Areas of Practice:

50% Real Estate
30% Local Government
20% Business Law
Litigation Percentage:
20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 1986
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1989


Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois, 1986
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence With Honors
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Notes and Comments Editor, Southern Illinois University Law Review

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1983
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Major:  Political Science

Published Works:

  • Easements and Licences Residential, in Real Estate, IICLE, Chapter 18, 2003
  • The Illinois Responsible Property Transfer Act, In Environmental Law for Transactional Attorneys, IICLE, Chapter 8, 2001

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Annual Real estate Institute, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2004
  • National Business Institute, June 21, 2016, "Legal Descriptions, Transactional and Ethical Issues in Real Estate Transactions.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Peoria County Bar Association
  • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association

Ann R. Pieper

Ann R. Pieper

Peoria, Illinois
phone 309-676-1381
fax 309-676-0324

Ann R. Pieper is a Shareholder and Partner at Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White and Frederick P.C.

Ann regularly advises clients on policies and procedures to reduce litigation exposure, advises clients on concerns prior to adverse action, and litigates on behalf of her clients in court and at the administrative agency level. Ann's approach to law is practical and realistic as she aspires to identify her clients' problems and find workable and long term solutions.

Ann specializes her practice in family law (with a focus on the collaborative process, mediation, and full litigation if necessary) and Guardian Ad Litem work (representing the best interests of the child in contested custody litigation to the Court).  She also has expertise in municipal law, employer's side labor and employment concerns including union and non-union negotiations, and school law (particularly special education issues).  

Ann takes a practical, solution based, approach to her litigation, negotiations, and family law cases.    

Areas of Practice:

Litigation, Family Law, Mediation, Municipal law, Employer's side Labor and Employment (including Contract negotiations, review and policy), Special Education Law


Bar Admissions & Certifications:

  • State of Illinois Courts, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2009
  • Illinois State Teaching Certificate, Secondary Education, Type 9, 2004
  • Mediation Certification, 2013
  • Collaborative Law Certification, 2016 


  • JD - Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois, 2008.
  • Secondary Education Certification post Master's level coursework - Roosevelt University, 2004.
  • M.A., Master of Arts, International Relations and Policy, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, 1998.
  • B.A., Political Science & International Relations, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1995.

Speaking Engagements & Publications:

  • Overview of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Springfield Illinois, National Business Institute Seminar, February 5, 2016

  • Specifics of Maintaining and Handling Student Records, Springfield, Illinois, National Business Institute Seminar, February 5, 2016

  • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities and Relocation under the IMDMA as Revised, Peoria, Illinois, Public Interest Law Initiative and Prairie State Legal Services Seminar on Family Law Basics, February 15, 2016

  • Independent Contractor, or Not?  The Dangers Inherent in Misclassifying Your Employees, Peoria, Illinois, Peoria Chamber of Commerce Seminar for Business Owners, March 1, 2016.

  • "The Public Duty Rule Ends in Illinois,"  Illinois State Bar Association Local Government Law Section Newsletter.  March 2016.

Associations and Community: 

Peoria County Bar Association, Tazewell County Bar Association, National Council of School Attorneys, International Association of Collaborative Law Professionals, Peoria Downtown Rotary.