Biederman, William 1950-2011. William Biederman, 60, of Chicago, died Saturday, October 8, 2011. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and Boston University School of Law, and practiced law in Chicago for 34 years. Over his career, he practiced at firms including Katz, Randall, Weinberg and Richmond; Schain, Burney, Banks & Kenny, Ltd.; and his own firm, Biederman and O'Keefe, Ltd. In addition to his work as an attorney, Biederman served for more than 20 years as managing trustee of Seattle Steam of Seattle, Washington, guiding the company's industry-leading expansion into green energy. He is survived by Patricia Schulman, his loving and devoted wife of 35 years; his children Lucy, Sam and Felix; his mother Marjorie; and his brothers Jerry and Robert. Services private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Planned Parenthood, 1-800-798-7092.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Oct. 13, 2011.