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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard Schell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Richard Schell on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Rich grew up in Polo, Illinois. He currently resides in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard E. Schell is a lawyer, small farm owner, and author. He grew up in Polo, Illinois in a farming family.He has an extensive background in publishing, including writing, editing, and author representation. He writes and speaks frequently on legal issues involving intellectual property, agricultural entrepreneurship, and immigration. He has written numerous books and articles on topics including immigration, publishing contracts, business entities, and regulatory issues for small farmers.He holds a BA in History and English from Illinois Wesleyan University and a JD from Southern Illinois University. He has studied International Law at the University of Notre Dame, London Law Campus. A member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Chicago Creative Inverstors Association, he is also currently Secretary of the Chicago Farmers and sits on the board of IDEA (Initiative for the Development of Entrepreneurs in Agriculture).He is Of Cousel with the Law Offices of Kurt A. Wagner, a small international law firm with offices in Illinois and Austria. He currently resides in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Published Works

    Become a U.S. Citizen, Sphinx Publishing, 2007Quick Cash: A Guide to Raising Money During Life's Planned and Unplanned Changes , Sphinx Publishing, 2004U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Q&A, Sphinx Publishing, 2003

Selected Titles At Your Library

Become a U.S. citizen /
ISBN: 1572485973. OCLC Number:

Sphinx Pub./Sourcebooks, Inc.,. Naperville, Ill. :. ©2007.

Quick cash :
ISBN: 1572483857. OCLC Number:

Sphinx Pub.,. Naperville, Ill. :. 2004.

Credit Card Bills Stacking Up? Everybody needs a little something extra every once in a while. Sometimes it is for an unexpected trip to the ER, other times it is to pay the gas bill. No matter if your need is great or small, Quick Cash gives you the tools and information you need to get over today's financial hurdles. Additional material tells you what not to do during your financial crunch. Valuable tips, checklists and exercises help you avoid legal troubles and evaluate the long-term consequences of your choices. An expert puts his proven techniques into one convenient manual. Quick Cash provides strategies for boosting your cash flow: Ask For It-Uncle Sam has numerous FREE programs for those in need Borrow It-Pawnshops turn your goods into GOLD in minutes Sell It-Don't donate blood when you can sell it for $ Earn It-Dog-walking for DOLLARS and cat-sitting for CASH Find It-A map for BURIED TREASURE in your own backyard Make informed decisions that alleviate your worries.

U.S. immigration and citizenship Q & A /
ISBN: 1572483628. OCLC Number:

Sphinx Pub.,. Naperville, Ill. :. 2003.

This book provides easy-to-understand answers to many, if not all of immigration and citizenship questions. It will take you through the whole immigration process from beginning to end.

Speaking Engagements

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